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Please Suggest me chicken pox diet and reciepe for faster cure?

Please Suggest me chicken pox diet and reciepe for faster cure?

None I know of: This runs its course over a period of a week or 2. They can eat whatever they are comfortable with, given the amount of oral blisters. No specific med, vitamin or diet that I know of will alter the length of recovery. ...Read more

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Chickenpox (Definition)

Chickenpox is an illness caused by a virus known as varicella zoster. The first time someone is infected with this virus, usually in childhood, he or she will develop an itchy rash consisting of vesicles or fluid filled, reddened blisters. Chickenpox is highly contagious and spread via infected individuals. We now have an effective ...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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What's to be done about chicken pox faster?

What's to be done about chicken pox faster?

Patience: Antiviral medications may cause minimal help.But it generally will resolve in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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Can chicken pox be contracted a second time if once cured?

Can chicken pox be contracted a second time if once cured?

Confusing question: Chicken pox heals over time by itself. Any medication taken during the illness (zovirax) may help reduce the intensity of the illness but it does not "kill" the chicken pox virus or change the timetable of resolution. If you have had chickenpox , your body will develop antibodies that prevent a future case. The medication does not alter that process. ...Read more

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How can you stop chicken pox faster?

Viral: Chicken pox is a virus. Best treated by lots of fluids, aavoid sun, and avoid itching. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for chicken pox?

What is the best cure for chicken pox?

AntiViralZovirax: Chicken pox is usualy mild disease which takes it's own course One can use Anti viral therapy early in the course which will shorten the course and make patient better faster ...Read more

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What is the cure for chicken pox?

Aniviral/Self Limiti: In most of the patients Chicken Pox is a mild and self limiting disease in children but it can be worse in adults It can be treated with anti viral therapy to shorten the course of the disease if started early in the course of the disease. ...Read more

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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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