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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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Treating Chickenpox (Checklist)

Apply cool moist towel to itchy areas as needed
hourly, while awake
Keep fingernails short
once
Avoid scratching by covering hands with mittens or socks
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Use calamine lotion where needed for itching
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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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How do you cure chicken pox in a child?

There is none: There is no cure for vericalla once obtained. ...Read more

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Treating Chickenpox (Checklist)

Take an antihistamine to minimize itching/scratching
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Stay well hydrated and nourished
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Avoid aspirin for pain relief. Use tylenol or Motrin for pain relief
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Hello, my wife has chicken pox. What should we do so it can be cured? Secondly, what measures should we take so i and my kids don't get infected too?

Hello, my wife has chicken pox. What should we do so it can be cured? Secondly, what measures should we take so i and my kids don't get infected too?

Chicken pox: Ask your doctor to give your wife antiviral medication like zovirax. While at the doctor's office you and your children should be immunized against the chicken pox. Good luck. ...Read more

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It has been almost a year since i had chicken pox but the marks won't just go! is there any cure for it?

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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Treating Chickenpox (Checklist)

Tylenol or Ibuprofen for fever
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Bathe with tepid water and baking soda or Aveeno for itching
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Try to avoid scratching. Older kids can take Benadryl
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Call doctor if fever is high, not drinking fluids or acting more ill.
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