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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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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