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Does Chickepox Leave Scars
Depends: The classicle leasons of chickenpox are superficial & generally leave transient marks that fade over a year or so.However, if a kid scratches & digs at leasons there is a chance that a deeper wound will appear and scar. There is also risk that weeping sores will be invaded by staph or strep and cause even bigger problems. Simple surveylance and cleaning of wounds can minimize risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Time: Scars mature and can continue to improve for up to a year. They are sun-sensitive and may become hyperpigmented with sun exposure. The best way to treat a scar depends on the scar. Options include silicone gel, silicone sheeting, use of filler (for spot or crater-like scars), laser therapy, hydroquinone, dermabrasion, or kenalog (triamcinolone) injection, or surgical scar revision. See your plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Passage of time: Sunscreens or vitamin E lotion can act to block the effect of sunlight to highlight the difference in skin tone caused by the shallow scars. Over time,1-2 years, most will fade as the healed skin matures and pigment evens out.Any blister that was secondarily infected or otherwise amplified by scratching/picking may leave a more permanent scar. ...Read more
Chickenpox scar in body not fading.its been six months now.what can I do to remove them.pls help.face scars r gone?
Chicken pox scars: Try using cocoa butter on the scars. Eventually the scars will disappear on their own ...Read more
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