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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
Yes: The average patient who just waits for these to resolve may take a year or so to see them fade. Skin tone changes are often the last thing to improve & any spots that were scratched often or became infected would take the longest. Vit E and or sunscreen can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Dermatology consult: It is not possible to remove a scar by any means. A dermatologist can make them less visible with abrasion, injection, a laser or surgery. Hollywood's chris pine is one of many celebrity successes; other hollywood leads have chosen to keep their scars for the "tough man" effect. It's your choice. ...Read more
I have recently suffered from chicken pox and left with scars more like small holes on my face. Will they go away in time or do I need treatment?
Cocoa butter: Try using cocoa butter to help easing the scars. ...Read more
It's been over 3 weeks since I got chicken pox & I still have scars, including a concave brown one on my forehead. Will they go away on their own?
Chickenpox scarring: Unfortunately, chickenpox scars can persist after the infection. The good news is that scars remodel themselves for about a period of 2 yrs- thus after a period of time, the scar will become smaller and less distinct. If the scar REALLY bothers you, U might want to see a plastic surgeon. They have tools that may help improve your image. There is a chickenpox vaccine that could have prevented this. ...Read more
Noticed a pinkie tip sized indentation on inner thigh that looks like chicken pox scar. Never noticed it before. I'm almost 65. What might this be?
Thigh lesion would: Need to be examined. You could do this on Healthtap prime on a video conference or probably better in person with your physician. ...Read more
Forever Present: A scar forms when there is healing of an injury to the tissues. Remember that with almost all wounds, healing continues for months and months as we change the stress on the tissues. A scar forms as a result and may have many different appearances and colors. Any dark coloration may fade over time but the tissues never are the same and so some scarring will always be there. ...Read more
Improve not remove: These scars can be excised buttery will only be replaced with another scar. Many options exist and will vary depending on the depth, width and severity ofthe scar. Fillers, dermabrasion, needing, resurfacing (laser or mechanical) peels, grafting, revision and many other alternatives should be discussed with an experienced physician and surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers