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Do symptoms like chicken pox go away quickly?

Do symptoms like chicken pox go away quickly?

Depends on age: Varicella (chickenpox) lasts a little longer in adolescents & adults. In children new crops of blisters called vesicles appear daily for three to five days. Each crop ripens and then crusts over over a period of 3-4 days. So acute illness is present for 6-9 days. Marks from individual lesions can last for years, however, especially if picked at. ...Read more

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Chickenpox (Definition)

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


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How long until my chicken pox go away?

How long until my chicken pox go away?

Usually 7 to 10 days: From the time the rash appears and to the time scabs are formed and you are not contagious any more it takes aprox 7 to 10 days ...Read more

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What are the ways that chicken pox go away?

No: Ther is no magical cure but it will go away in 7-10 days it is a virus and there is no specific therapy for this. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for chicken pox to go away?

How long is it supposed to it take for chicken pox to go away?

1-2 weeks: Usually the disease is gone in 1-2 weeks, although the lesions may take a bit longer to heal and there can be exceptions. ...Read more

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I have chicken pox, but my boss says I need to come to work. Is there anything I can do to make it go away faster?

I have chicken pox, but my boss says I need to come to work. Is there anything I can do to make it go away faster?

Yes: Chicken pox in an adult is serious. (presumably you don't have shingles, an adult form of the varicella zoster virus) adults can be very ill, and complications can include pneumonia, meningitis... See your doc, get a proper diagnosis, and follow treatment guidelines; if questions, see infectious disease expert. If boss insists u come to work, give him a big hug and a kiss upon arrival. ...Read more

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I had chicken pox a month ago. I have black marks on face and body. What should be applied on it? How long it takes for marks to go away completely?

Confirm diagnosis : You may have chicken pox if you missed chicken pox vaccine that is recommended nowadays as routine God age 1 and 2 yrs of age. Once the rash had crusted over, u can apply calamine, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or other emollient for soothing effect . In most cases the marks gradually fade away in a few months u less there was infection. ...Read more

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Chicken pox like sores but no flu like symptoms..What is it?

Chicken pox like sores but no flu like symptoms..What is it?

Shingles?: Many types of skin rashes can look like chicken pox blisters. It is best to be evaluated by your primary care doctor or see a dermatologist. The most common rash that looks like chicken pox is shingles. Both rashes are caused by varicella zoster virus (vzv). Shingles is technically a reactivation of the chicken pox virus in adults. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to make the chicken pox bumps/marks go away faster?

Pills: Valacyclovir or Acyclovir will make a difference if started within the first 3 days. Valacyclovir is best, the sooner it is started the more benefit is possible, continue for 1 week. Side effects are seldom seen. ...Read more

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What do the symptoms of chicken pox look like, in a child who has been vaccinated twice?

What do the symptoms of chicken pox look like, in a child who has been vaccinated twice?

Chickenpox sypmtoms: It is very rare for a child who has had 2 doses of the varicella vaccine to still contract chickenpox. The infection is usually a lot milder, no symptoms may appear and there could just be a few blisters (resembles the appearance of a dew drop on a leaf) - with or without the itch. ...Read more

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My nephew is only 3 years old and has the chicken pox. How many days will it take for them to go away?

My nephew is only 3 years old and has the chicken pox.  How many days will it take for them to go away?

Perhaps a week: In most cases it takes upwards of a week before all the lesion's have crusted over. This is when one is generally no longer considered to be contagious. Sometimes it can take longer if there are a lot of lesions, shorter if there are only a few lesions. ...Read more

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