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Complicated Skin: The simple answer is the epidermis which is the top layer. Chickenpox causes the epidermal cells to ballon which forms a classical blister. See pic. But the epidermis is composed of 4 or 5 layers: cornified layer, clear/translucent layer, granular layer, spinous layer and basal/germinal layer. Varicella affects the spinous layer. Thanks for the difficult question! ...Read more
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
There are some small red dots inside my skin.not like chickenpox, and feel nothing.what's that exactly?
Rash: Without seeing the skin eruption it is virtually impossible to make any reasonable guess as to what this might be. Show it to your local doctor or see a dermatologist. Do not know where you are in Italy but there are many outstanding physicians there whom I have met. Go and be seen. Buona fortuna. ...Read more
If I get chickenpox at this age, can it leave any marks on my skin? And if yes how to prevent or minimize these marks?!
Sure Can!: Getting the vaccine is the best way to prevent the disease, as well as any potential scarring! If you get disease, keep the skin clean and dry, and treat any evolving surrounding red areas with a topical antibiotic. It's the bacterial infection surrounding (and complicating) the pox viral infection that tend to cause worse scars. ...Read more
I'm having chickenpox BLACK SCAR of 6mm diameter CIRCLE ON RIGHTCHEEK ON FACEsince 12years. Its prominent coz of my fair skin. Its keeping girls away.
You really need:
To see a Dermatologist with a specialty in COSMETOLOGY AND "MICRO-surgery"
A local University Teaching Hospital is where I would go if possible!
Hope this helps.and good luck!
Dr Z ...Read more
Yes: It may be uncomfortable so you may want to brush gently and avoid harsh scalp contact. A soft brush or comb would work and then just gently going over any tender areas. You can avoid brushing the scalp and just brush hair as well. ...Read more
How can we differentiate Henoch schonlein purpura with other skin diseases such as chickenpox, and how it can be treated?
Recognizing pattern: Someone who is well-trained can distinguish these by history and exam. Since neither requires treatment, the management of potential secondary problems is where training also provides proper direction. A lay person and some physicians would not be expected to recognize HSP nor could the differences be explained within the limits of this platform. ...Read more
In chickenpox, is it safe and beneficial to use Betadine solution on the skin including the face to ease itching? Can it be applied to the scalp too?
I wouldn't: Betadine has the potential to sensitize you(make allergic) to its components if it is left on the skin for indefinite periods. I make great effort to remove any trace of it after I use it to sterilize an area for a procedure. ...Read more
In chickenpox, is it safe and beneficial to use Betadine (in the form of shower soap) on the skin including face and scalp to ease itching?
Well...: It is safe, but it will not help with anything ...Read more
Can my 7 month old baby get chickenpox from someone if they have shingles but the blisters haven't broken the skin and they r on medication?
They are contagious: Until all those blisters are crusted over and there are no new ones. Their medication does not protect your baby. ...Read more
I had chickenpox 2 months ago, the scars of blisters are not yet vanished from skin. As my doctor said it will vanish with time. Any solution for face?
Sunscreen: Can take up to a full year for scars to completely heal. The most important thing for you to do in the meantime is sun protection, specifically for those areas where you have scars. ...Read more
Blemishes on skin — reminds me of when I had chickenpox as child. Appear one/two at a time on arms or stomach or leg. Could this be staph? What to do?
DERMATITIS: It could be anything from insect bites to infected lesions. Pls. See md. ...Read more
Usually yes: The rash of chickenpox starts out as red, itchy or painful blisters; then they open up and scab over and then they will commonly look darker than normal skin for weeks or months. The skin should get flatter and smoother and the color should fade over time but it may take months or more. Some people will still have some residual spots even years later. ...Read more
DON'T THINK SO: You didn't mention age, state of chicken pox immunization (if more than 1 year). Chicken pox usually comes on covered areas (centripetal distribution), e.g. Axilla, chest, trunk, but can start anywhere, face, scalp extremities. You can see all 4 stages of rash same time, macules (flat pinkish), papules (raised), vesicles and pustules, when full-blown. If coming more, let his ped doc. Have a look. ...Read more
Probably not related: Once chicken pox goes away it is gone, so this is probably not related. It could be ingrown hairs from lying in bed. (adults often get pretty sick from chicken pox and have to stay in bed.) if it doesn't go away in a few days, see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Make take longer: Crater scarring is common in chickenpox. Filling, mechanical dermabrasion (planning), or surgical removal/suturing are most common treatments. All scarring is permanent, but these help reduce visual noticeability. In black and asia pigmented skins, excess pigment is common, and usually fades over many months or couple of years. ...Read more
I have chicken pox, what food should I avoid? Can the skin harsh be gone forever? It looks really bad, so many on my face
Limit sugar and processed foods. No corn syrup. No sodas. Limit dairy, especially if mouth sores are present. Fermented dairy is OK (yogurt or kefir).? Use foods that will boost your immune system.
? Juices rich in vitamin A and C, such as fresh carrot juice or fresh squeezed lemon juice with water and honey
? Chicken soup (chicken should be organic or at least antibiotic and hormone free)
? Vegetable broth with shiitake mushrooms
? Acerola cherries
? Elderberries ...Read more
Normal reaction: It is a normal reaction to your infection. The nodes will subside after a few weeks. ...Read more
My son had red pimps on his body yesterday that looked like chicken pox. Today its bigger and there's no white head anymore. Plz help?
Vaccinated?: If your son was vaccinated against chicken pox, it's a lot less likely to be that (although it still can happen in milder forms). This will be a good one for your doc to checkout in person (since we can't see the rash). If he has no fever, vomiting, headache, and is otherwise looking well, then you could probably wait till tomorrow, otherwise take him to an urgent care today. Hope he feels better! ...Read more
After chicken pox (4 years back), some spots left. Now they are converting into bulgy mass attached with the skin having size of 1-3 inches. Recomnd.
Bulging masses : If you have bulging masses, they could be starting to get infected. Youight want to consult with your doctor to see if you need antibiotics. ...Read more
Shingles: Shingles, eczema herpeticum, other pox viruses.Get a more detailed answer ›
See below: See a physician to view the lesions and get a more thorough history. ...Read more
Hi, I have a raised chicken pox scare on my head which is looking bigger. Can I get rid of it without it costing lots?
Plastic surgery: This is never cheap. A scar on your head should not generally be increasing in size. Please at least let a doctor see this. ...Read more
In teenage, I got chicken pox. I accidently peel one on my head. My age is 24 and still the mark persist. Is there any way to get rid of it?
My sons 3 year old has chicken pox an I found a lump at the back of his head it a nothing him at all but I'm worried an suggestion what it could be?
Lymph node: He has a swollen lymph node as a response to the chicken pox. The gland will recede over time. ...Read more
Before 10 year ago, I had suffering from chicken pox and cure but white spots on skin remain as it is. now they are spreading and itching. Suggest t/t?
Tinea versicolor?: I suspect it's another easily treated condition. See a Derm and get properly diagnosed! ...Read more
Suffering from chicken pox 1. Month ago, now I’m getting recover but in head under the hair it’s still coming. Is it secondary infection, any drugs pl?
Cellulitis: I would be concerned for infection. Actually picture and consult would help. ...Read more
If i re-wear pajamas an extra night, does that spread a yeast infection on the skin? Does it spread the way chicken pox does (by contact)?
Yeast infection: This will not spread in the manner in which you have described. Everybody has candida in their GI tract and it only produces clinically relevant disease when there are predisposing factors (i.e., treatment with antibiotics, steroids, diabetes mellitus, immune suppression, and so on). ...Read more
My hostel mates r suffering from chicken pox. I already had it twice 3 yrs ago. I have started having small red skin rashes. Not 3rd time pox right?
Very unlikely: It is very unlikely to get chicken pox for a third time. Sometimes, people think they had chicken pox but actually had some other rash. In those folks, they actually may not be immune to chicken pox, and may catch it during an outbreak. If getting a rash, one can check with a doctor to see what it might be. ...Read more