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How To Cure Chicken Pox Faster
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
It has been almost a year since i had chicken pox but the marks won't just go! is there any cure for it?
Chicken pox: If you have dark spots left over, glycolic acid, retinol, kojic acid, and hydroquinone can be very useful. If those don't work, see your dermatologist for a prescription. If they're scars, the otc products aren't very effective, especially a year out. See your dermatologist for treatment options. ...Read more
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