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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
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?
Varies: They are considered contagious from the day before the rash started until the last one has scabbed & dried or a week later, whichever is longer. The healing depends somewhat on the kids scratching and any additional problems that can cause. most fade initially within 3 weeks but skin changes can last a year. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Unusual: Vesicular (blister-like) eruptions over the body without other lesions would be an extremely rare (if at all possible) allergic reaction to Amoxicillin (the active ingredient in himox). Overdoses of Amoxicillin would be exceptionally rare as well since this drug has few primary toxicities for humans. Chicken pox does not look like many other things. ...Read more
Viruses and Kidneys: I have spent a great deal of time researching your question. Hepatitis, hiv, hanta, ebstein-barr, west nile, b-k, and herpes varicella zoster viruses can all affect the kidney. The only one that has chickenpox-like symptoms is zoster though many of the others can have rashes but not vesicles like chickenpox. I hope this is helpful. ...Read more
Fever and blisters : Chickenpox is caused by the varicella virus. There is often an initial associated fever and a rash that consists of small blisters on a red base (dew drop on a rose petal appearance). There may also be sores in the mouth. Most people have either been vaccinated or can be immune from childhood exposure. Blood titers can be checked to see if you are immune or have been recently infected. See doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chicken pox : Chicken pox is a infection caused by a virus . Typical symptoms comprise of prodrome of runny nose , watery eyes and fever followed by appearance of itchy bumps which change to fluid filled blisters . Rashes start on abdomen and back and spread to other areas of body . There is no treatment besides using paracetamol for fever and calamine lotion or pinetarsal for itching . ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Rash, fever: Chicken pox will most often start off as a rash . The rash often starts out on the abdomen, and is papulopustular in appearance. Itching is quite common. There may be associated fever, and upper respiratory symptoms. Babies may get quite sick from the chicken pox so if unvaccinated, should seek medical care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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