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How To Cure Chicken Pox Faster
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
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually 2 weeks: It takes a couple of weeks for most people to recover from chicken pox. ...Read more
Last: It can last for 21 days.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
? 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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