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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

Dr. James Ferguson
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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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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?

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?

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 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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Is chicken pox like rashes symptoms of himox overdose?

Is chicken pox like rashes symptoms of himox overdose?

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

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Which virus(s) have chicken pox like symptoms but can cause kidney failure?

Which virus(s) have chicken pox like symptoms but can cause kidney failure?

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

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What r the symptoms of chicken pox?

What r the symptoms of chicken pox?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of chicken pox?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of the chicken pox?

What are the symptoms of the chicken pox?

Skin and system: Since chicken pox (varicella) is a viral disease patients often have a prodrome of non-specific viral symptoms (fever, feeling bad, etc) before the rash develops. A patient is contagious until all of the lesions have crusted over. ...Read more

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Does chicken pox usually cause many symptoms?

Does chicken pox usually cause many symptoms?

Usually Not: Mostly an itchy rash. But sometimes complications such as pneumonia, encephalitis, liver disease, serious skin infections, "flesheating" bacteria, reye's syndrome and death can occur. These are fortunately rare. Immunize for prevention of any risk. ...Read more

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What are the sign and symptoms of chicken pox?

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 more

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What are the symptoms that you get with chicken pox?

What are the symptoms that you get with chicken pox?

Chicken pox: Fever and pox that first look like clear bumps on a red base and change. People will have the bumps at various stages. Here's a link to the cdc website which has a lot of good information. http://www.cdc.gov/chickenpox/about/. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of chicken pox that you first see?

Chicken pox: It may start with fever but to diagnose chicken pox, the rash needs to be there, first as pimple like then excoriated then scabed. ...Read more

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What are the adult symptoms of chicken pox that children might not get?

What are the adult symptoms of chicken pox that children might not get?

Varicella: The major complications from chicken pox in adults are : bacterial skin infection, nerve irritation, pneumonia and hepatitis. Although these can occur in children, adults who get chickenpox have even higher rates of complications. ...Read more