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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

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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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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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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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 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

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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

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Skin Blisters (Definition)

Skin blisters is a symptom in which a person has liquid-filled bumps on part or all of his skin. These may be caused by infections, allergies, or congenital (present at birth) ...Read more


Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more