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How should I treat chicken pox?

How should I treat chicken pox?

Be clean; treat itch: Toddlers with chicken pox usually don't need much treatment. The bumps will break and dry up into little scabs over a week. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used for fevers the first few days. Regular baths each day will keep the skin clean. Oral plain Benadryl can decrease itching. Older toddlers can try anti-itch skin lotions that don't contain diphenhydramine. More severe cases should be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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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 do you treat chicken pox?

How do you treat chicken pox?

Chicken Pox: Making your child feel more comfortable is the main thing- no "cure". Give tepid baths with baking soda or oatmeal powder to soothe itching. Prevent scratching when possible. Your doctor may recommend Benadryl Syrup to decrease itching. Keep the skin clean, and cool. Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever (NO aspirin) Call your doc if there is high fever. Get the varicella vaccine to prevent it in the first place!! ...Read more

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How to treat chicken pox?

How to treat chicken pox?

Symptomatic treatmnt: Treatments that may ease symptoms whilst your immune system deals with the virus include the following: Having plenty to drink to avoid a lack of fluid in the body (dehydration). Taking paracetamol or ibuprofen to ease high temperature (fever), headaches, and aches and pains; note ibuprofen only for those over 12 years old. Soothing creams (emollients) put on the spots (rash) may ease itching. ...Read more

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How can you cure chicken pox i you don't have the vaccine?

How can you cure chicken pox i you don't have the vaccine?

Depends: Most chickenpox will self heal over a week or so in kids.There are antiviral medications that can suppress the intensity of the illness if taken early in the illness, but these are not recommended for most natural cases in kids. Adults should receive treatment because of the amplified intensity and complications involved. ...Read more

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How long till chicken pox start to really itch?

How long till chicken pox start to really itch?

Maybe never.: Some cases of chicken pox never itch at all. Other cases begin itching on day one and don't stop until 2 weeks after the rash has resolved. There is no hard and fast rule. ...Read more

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How can I prevent chicken pox?

Vaccine & Avoidance: Prevention of contracting chicken pox is only through immunization or through avoidance of those who have chicken pox. The difficulty with the latter is that there will be individuals who have chicken pox but have not yet exhibited symptoms who will be contagious (hard to avoid contagious individuals who don't yet show any symptoms.). ...Read more

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How should I treat diphtheria?

How should I treat diphtheria?

In many cases, YES: Otherwise, whoever has diphtheria can die, or while dying, can actively spread the disease to other people. ...Read more

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What to do if i want to ask how long is chicken pox contagious?

What to do if i want to ask how long is chicken pox contagious?

About a week: 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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What is chicken pox? And how i can safe my self fron chicken pox?

Chicken pox: Chicken Pox is a contagious diseae caused by the varicella zoster virus. Its an airborne disease which spreads by being around someone infected who is coughing/sneezing, or, with direct contact to secretions from the skin lesions/pustules. Stay awy from infected people and you are fine. Most kids/people in the USA are vaccinated so its become rarer. However, it is still around. ...Read more

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How should I treat mumps?

How should I treat mumps?

Prevention: Mumps can be a very serious disease causing swollen glands, swelling of the testicles, encephalitis. It can lead to sterility. There are no good antiviral cures..Prevention is best thru immunizations. ...Read more

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How do you cure chicken pox in a child?

How do you cure chicken pox in a child?

Self heals: The illness passes through several phases while the immune system heals the body. Some will use antiviral meds in severe cases but it is not recommended for routine care. ...Read more

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What to do for chicken pox?

Stay Home/Meds: 1 Stay at home as it is very contagious 2 Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) if you have fever 3Take Benadryl for itching 4Drink plenty of fluids 5Ask your doctor for a course of Anti Viral therapy early on like Zovirax for 5 days to shorten the course of disease Most of the time you will recover in 7to10days If any complications consult your Doctor asap ...Read more

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How can I know if I have chicken pox?

How can I know if I have chicken pox?

Blood test best : See your doctor. Chickenpox lesions have a particular appearance. The history of your illness is important too. He will decide what the course of treatment is. There are vaccines and meds available for adults with chickenpox or to prevent this disease. A blood test can help to determine if you have immunity to chickenpox or if this is a new case. Get checked. Hope this is helpful. ...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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I wanted to know is caladryl ok for chicken pox?

Shouldn't hurt: It might help with the itching, but it won't make the chicken pox go away any faster. ...Read more

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How to treat chicken pox on a 16 month old.

How to treat chicken pox on a 16 month old.

Comfort measures: You try to keep these kids clean ard rince their sores frequently.A tepid bath every few hours will help wash away the salt from their sweat that aggravates their itching.Aveeno powder added to the water also helps with itching. Each sore should bubble up/drain & dry over a day. Those that become angry red/pusy or swollen may need medical attention as a 2ndary infection. No aspirin but tylenol ok ...Read more

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How can I get help for acute chicken pox?

Seek md care: Chickenpox is more severe in adults than in children even otherwise normal adults. More lesions, disease lasting longer. Although most adults do fine, there is mortality. ...Read more

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How can you remove chicken pox on my face?

How can you remove chicken pox on my face?

Chicken pox: It is self-limited and goes away within a 2 weeks. Do not pick as scarring can result. Scars caused from chickenpox can be treated for cosmetic purposes by dermabrasion, laser resurfacing or excision. ...Read more

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How can I remove chicken pox scars?

How can I remove chicken pox scars?

Forever Present: A scar forms when there is healing of an injury to the tissues. Remember that with almost all wounds, healing continues for months and months as we change the stress on the tissues. A scar forms as a result and may have many different appearances and colors. Any dark coloration may fade over time but the tissues never are the same and so some scarring will always be there. ...Read more