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Doctor insights on: Is It Possible To Survive Without Scarring After Having Chickenpox

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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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What's to be done about chickenpox scar?

What's to be done about chickenpox scar?

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

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What's to be done about chickenpox scars?

What's to be done about chickenpox scars?

Time: Scars mature and can continue to improve for up to a year. They are sun-sensitive and may become hyperpigmented with sun exposure. The best way to treat a scar depends on the scar. Options include silicone gel, silicone sheeting, use of filler (for spot or crater-like scars), laser therapy, hydroquinone, dermabrasion, or kenalog (triamcinolone) injection, or surgical scar revision. See your plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What should I do to get chickenpox scars off ?

Seek consult: Crater scarring is common in chickenpox. Filling, mechanical dermabrasion (planning), or surgical removal/suturing are most common treatments. All scarring is permanent, but these help reduce visual noticeability. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of chickenpox scars?

What's the best way to get rid of chickenpox scars?

You can't: Unfortunately you can't "get rid" of scars. They can be made to be less noticeable but this depends on the scars appearance. Often what makes chicken pox scars more noticeable is that they are depressed or indented. Sometimes fillers can help them, cutting the scar out and closing it in a line that hides in the natural wrinkles can work very well. There are lasers that may also be helpful. ...Read more

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How can I remove the scars of chickenpox on my face?

How can I remove the scars of chickenpox on my face?

Consult dermatologis: Crater scarring is common in chickenpox. Filling, mechanical dermabrasion (planning), or surgical removal/suturing are most common treatments. All scarring is permanent, but these help reduce visual noticeability. ...Read more

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What to do with crater-like chickenpox scars on forehead?

Injections or remove: Injectable fillers can sometime fill out depressions, but sometimes they are so scarred down that that have to be cut out and closed with sutures. ...Read more

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How to make my scars of chickenpox disappear?

How to make my scars of chickenpox disappear?

Passage of time: Sunscreens or vitamin E lotion can act to block the effect of sunlight to highlight the difference in skin tone caused by the shallow scars. Over time,1-2 years, most will fade as the healed skin matures and pigment evens out.Any blister that was secondarily infected or otherwise amplified by scratching/picking may leave a more permanent scar. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


Dr. John Mancoll
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Cicatrix (Definition)

A cicatrix is a scar. Scars normally form after any wound to the body's tissues, but abnormally thick or large scars on the ...Read more