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Chicken Pox Scar Removal Cream
Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more
I suffered of chicken pox 6 months ago and left out with 2 mild scars which decreased over time but i would like to know any cream for complete recvry?
Chicken pox 3rd day will using zovirax (acyclovir) cream for face help in healing or prevent from scar?
Possible: The anti-viral creams will shorten the duration of the illness, and in so doing, may help prevent some scars possibly forming. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have a chicken pox scar besides my lip. It's been there since 10 yrs now! can I use fade creams like depi white to fade it a bit? Or chemical peel?
Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with time. See a dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your options. Good luck! ...Read more
Multiple methods: There are a number of ways that you can help with these. There are some topical medications such as mederma and vitamin E oil that will help. Laser resurfacing and dermabrasion can help a bit. There are some medications that can be injected into the lesions as well. Consult a cosmetic dermatologist for more treatment options. ...Read more
Possibly: Most of the average 200 spots of a chickenpox breakout will leave no scars. They occur in the top layer of the skin so little disruption occurs for most.However, a contamination of the initial blister with other germs like staph or strep & scratching by the patient can sometimes aggravate some if the spots & leave scars. ...Read more
What are your recommendations on how to treat chicken pox marks/scars especially on my face area?
See dermatologist: There are different type of treatments available for chicken pox marks /scars to be treated , consult your dermatologist he can suggest what procedure you need for your marks . ...Read more
Is there any medications or cream to reduce the swelling and redness of a chicken pox rash?Please help. Thanks
Timing is important: Any medication used has to be at the onset of the chicken pox rash, and clinical history will help your pcp determine if you can use it or not. Valtrex (valacyclovir) is the medicine associated with herpes, shingles, chicken pox. So, don't delay and you should go in an have your pcp examine your rash, and identify the source, and then s/he can over your treatment options. ...Read more
I have chicken pox and have blisters all over my body. Is it true that if i puncture the blisters they leave a permanent scar?
Chicken pox scars: Blisters represent a partial thickness limited injury to the skin that will heal in three weeks without scar, similar to a second degree burn. However, broken blisters may expose the deeper dermis to infection, dessication, or additional trauma that may cause full thickness injury and resultant scar that may be permanent. Best not to disturb pox blisters, and try to keep the broken ones clean. ...Read more
I'm 19 years old and i have a chicken pox right now.. what i need to do to remove the scars in my face and body? please help me.
Be gentle & patient: For now, avoid rubbing or scratching the lesions to prevent infection. If you need relief, gently apply cool compresses. After the acute illness subsides, protect any scars from the sun, which tends to cause darkening of scars. Continue for up to a year for the scars to mature and fade completely. With a bit of luck, no further treatment should be needed. ...Read more