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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

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 can you stop chicken pox faster?

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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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 to remove chicken pox scars?

How to remove chicken pox scars?

Pockmarks: There are many ways to try to get rid of pockmarks in the skin. The sometimes they can be raised or elevated to near invisibility using injectable fillers and other times the fillers are needed during before and after a type laser therapy which can very nicely ablate the site. ...Read more

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How to remove chicken pox scarring?

How to remove chicken pox scarring?

Pox scars: Can be improved with surgical excisions or lasering, depending on what kind of scar resulted from the chicken pox. Other possibilities include scar release and fat grafting. None are sure things but they can certainly help. ...Read more

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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

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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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How can I most quickly cure chickenpox?

How can I most quickly cure chickenpox?

Heals on it's own: Chickenpox will erupt over a 4-6 day period and form blisters that eventually dry & crust. Your best method of aiding recovery is keeping the skin clean, monitoring for signs of bacterial infection & supporting the kids physical needs. Good hydration & rest will help the body do its own repair work. I don't believe that any particular lotion helps, though aveno baths cut the itching.. ...Read more

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What could I do to make chicken pox heal faster and how to treat the scars?

What could I do to make chicken pox heal faster and how to treat the scars?

Treat pox & scab: As they say, stop picking! leaves scabs alone and gently shower keeping these clean. Topical ointments and crams are usually not effective during the active phase. A lid tobacco use and sun exposure. Once separated keep wounds clean with mild cleanser such as cetaphil followed by ointment. ...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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Dear dr how many days will it take to recover from chicken pox.

Dear dr how many days will it take to recover from chicken pox.

Usually 2 weeks: It takes a couple of weeks for most people to recover from chicken pox. ...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 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 does chicken pox spread?

How does chicken pox spread?

Contact: It's viral infection. Usually need contact with patient (who acts as source). ...Read more

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How long can the chicken pox last?

? last ?: The chickenpox incubates for 10-21 days in the body before emerging as spots/complications. The person is considered contagious from the day before spots appear until the last spot has crusted & dried or 7 days, whichever is later. Rare cases have complications like pneumonia that put you in the ICU or result in death, so in some it lingers for weeks+. ...Read more

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For how long is chicken pox contagious for?

14 to 21 days: Chicken pox is contagious even before the rash appears and remain contagious till the last blister has scabbed ...Read more

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