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My sons chicken pox seem to be fading away and are not blistering. .. What does this mean?

My sons chicken pox seem to be fading away and are not blistering. .. What does this mean?

May not be CPx: The chickenpox is one infection that is marked well by it's characteristic rash. It forms from a small pimple like bump, enlarges, blisters and begins to scab over in less than a day. The average kid has 200+ spots, but some have few and may go un-noticed. If the process you think is cpx does not blister, i would consider other diagnosis from the many rash producing agents.Blood tests could confirm. ...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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15 month developed flat red spots on legs 2 wks ago there now raised pink spots docs said chicken pox but theres no change and no signs of blistering ?

15 month developed flat red spots on legs 2 wks ago there now raised pink spots docs said chicken pox but theres no change and no signs of blistering ?

Not chicken pox: Not the picture, as for the rash, one cannot judge unless seen, also are there other symptoms? If in doubt, you may want to see your child's doctor, take care ...Read more

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Is it actually true that blisters in chicken pox will create permanent scars?

Is it actually true that blisters in chicken pox will create permanent scars?

Possibly: Most of the average 200 spots of a chickenpox breakout will leave no scars. They occur in the top layer of the skin so little disruption occurs for most.However, a contamination of the initial blister with other germs like staph or strep & scratching by the patient can sometimes aggravate some if the spots & leave scars. ...Read more

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I have chicken pox and have blisters all over my body. Is it true that if i puncture the blisters they leave a permanent scar?

I have chicken pox and have blisters all over my body. Is it true that if i puncture the blisters they leave a permanent scar?

Chicken pox scars: Blisters represent a partial thickness limited injury to the skin that will heal in three weeks without scar, similar to a second degree burn. However, broken blisters may expose the deeper dermis to infection, dessication, or additional trauma that may cause full thickness injury and resultant scar that may be permanent. Best not to disturb pox blisters, and try to keep the broken ones clean. ...Read more

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I have oily skin.there are many spots of acne scars and also spots of chicken pox.now the pimples have joined them.how can i get rid of them? plz tell

I have oily skin.there are many spots of acne scars and also spots of chicken pox.now the pimples have joined them.how can i get rid of them? plz tell

Acne scars: There are many skin resurfacing procedures ranging from chemical peels to lasers. They may improve the texture of your skin. You can consult with a board certified physician with expertise in treating acne scars. ...Read more

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My bf had shingles blisters on belly &back of him. we hugged and kissed, on clothes. didn't touch blisters. can saliva cause chicken pox from saliva?

My bf had shingles blisters on belly &back of him. we hugged and kissed, on clothes. didn't touch blisters. can saliva cause chicken pox from saliva?

No, but: The eruption of shingles places infectious particles in the weeping wounds involved. Direct contact with these particles can pass the virus. If you had enough contact with these particles they could infect someone if they reached your mouth,nose,eyes. Anyone that had chickenpox in the past would not get it again. It is not in the saliva of shingles patients, as it would be if he had chickenpox. ...Read more

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What other infections cause rashes on skin and red bumps in face besides chicken pox. My son is 4?

What other infections cause rashes on skin and red bumps in face besides chicken pox. My son is 4?

Many: There are many other illness that cause rashes. Most of them are viral. If your child still has the rash i would see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can be done about deep chicken pox scars?

What can be done about deep chicken pox scars?

Plastic surgeon: A good plastic surgeon may give you several options to consider. Some dermatologists may also have expertise in this area. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat the chicken pox scars from my body?

What can I do to treat the chicken pox scars from my body?

Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with time. See a dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your options.

Good luck! ...Read more

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How might one fade or get rid of chicken pox scars?

How might one fade or get rid of chicken pox scars?

Options: You cannot erase scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods:

1) scar massage
2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar)
3) steroid injections
4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring)
5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over). ...Read more

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What's usually recommended for getting rid of old chicken pox scars?

Several choices: 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. ...Read more

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What can I do if my baby has 3 blisters on her chest could it be chicken pox?

What can I do if my baby has 3 blisters on her chest could it be chicken pox?

Maybe,maybe not: Chickenpox tends to come out in crops of new blisters every few hours for 4-6 days. They change through stages from the initial bump, to blister, to open & drain, all within 24hrs. The average kid gets about 200 spots.There are many blistering processes & an office visit can decide what your baby has for sure. ...Read more

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Could chicken pox scar developing teeth?

Could chicken pox scar developing teeth?

I am not sure: What the reference is to developing teeth but chicken pox lesions can become scarred. ...Read more

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Can chicken pox scar a child's developing teeth?

Can chicken pox scar a child's developing teeth?

Developing teeth: There are many things that can affect developing teeth. Physical trauma such as falling, may damage a still-soft developing enamel layer through movement of baby teeth above. Too much Fluoride also may affect developing enamel appearance. High fever also has a similar effect. So you may see some defect/scar on your child's teeth later if s/he had a high fever from chicken pox. ...Read more

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I'm on day 4 of chicken pox, I have some cloudy bumps, some scanned, and some red bumps with no blister, how long will i continue to get bumps?

I'm on day 4 of chicken pox, I have some cloudy bumps, some scanned, and some red bumps with no blister, how long will i continue to get bumps?

Eruption period: The usuall pattern of cpx includes eruption for up to 6 daya and a contagious perion until the last blister drys.This is generally 7 days from the first blister. It takes another week or two for most of the blister sites to fade to any noticable degree. ...Read more

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I'm 18years old, and it has been 5 days I'm on chicken pox, today I noticed blisters (4 -5 )on glan of penis and under the foreskin! Is itnormal?

I'm 18years old, and it has been 5 days I'm on chicken pox,  today I noticed blisters (4 -5 )on glan of penis and under the foreskin!  Is itnormal?

Yes: This virus can cause blisters to appear on your genitals, around the anus & occasionally in the mouth. The average patient will eventually go through 250-300 although some have more or less. They are very superficial & seldom scar unless you pick at them and they become inflamed or secondarily infected by bacteria. ...Read more

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What diet should be taken during chicken pox , my boyfriend is suffering from chicken pox , n he is having high fever n small blister al over his body?

What diet should be taken during chicken pox , my boyfriend is suffering from chicken pox , n he is having high fever n small blister al over his body?

Needs good hydration: Drink lots of liquids. Other than that, eat a normal diet as tolerated. If he's not hungry, don't worry about that too much as long as he's drinking well. If he's hungry, he should eat. If there are sores in the mouth, then salty or spicy or acidic foods might be painful, so stick with bland foods for the time being. ...Read more

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How can I quickly cure chicken pox scars?

How can I quickly cure chicken pox scars?

Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with time. See a dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your options.

Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the best way to clear the scars after chicken pox?

Scars: No complete cure is likely. Time usually improves them. Mederma is popular to apply but will only help a little. Surgery or injectable fillers may help some scars. ...Read more

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Is sebo de macho effective in deep chicken pox scars pls? Thanks in advance.

Not usually: 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. ...Read more

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Which type of cream to remove scars of chicken pox?

AHA's and Retinoids: The most effective topical creams to reduce scars is Alpha hydroxy acids such as glycoloic or Lactic Acid containing creams. Retinoids in the form of retinol , retinoic acid and tretinoin containing creams are also helpful. ...Read more

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How long would someone get new blisters with chicken pox?

How long would someone get new blisters with chicken pox?

Eruption period: Chickenpox tends to emerge in waves of new spots over a period of 2-5 days.The blister grows, pops & crusts usually within a single day. A person is considered contagious for 1-2 days before to 6 days after the emergence of the rash. ...Read more

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How I remove the chicken pox scars?is it takes 3 months or more?

How I remove the chicken pox scars?is it takes 3 months or more?

Yes: The average patient who just waits for these to resolve may take a year or so to see them fade. Skin tone changes are often the last thing to improve & any spots that were scratched often or became infected would take the longest. Vit E and or sunscreen can help. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when blisters from chicken pox start to pop?

Natural progression: The lesions of cpx go through a natural progression from tiny blister to larger blister to pop & crust, all within a single day. The material within the blister contains infectious virus initially but it will eventually dry out & the virus will die. A person is considered contagious until their last blister has popped and dried out. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more


Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Skin Blisters (Definition)

Skin blister = vesicle = a fluid filled lesion on the outermost layer of ...Read more