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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

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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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Can the virus shingles eventually go away without medication?

Can the virus shingles eventually go away without medication?

Shingles: Shingles can be treated with medications which will help decrease the length of time of the outbreak as well as decrease the symptoms associated with the outbreak. Remember though, that shingles is a reactivation of the chicken-pox virus, which lies dormant in your central nervous system. There is no known cure for shingles at this time. ...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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Treatment for chicken pox scars?

Treatment for chicken pox scars?

Depends on: Where the scars are many: fillers excision face lift laser fraxel pixel chemical peels see a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can topical steroid treatment be given in viral diseases like varicella, herpes, chicken pox infections?

Can topical steroid treatment be given in viral diseases like varicella, herpes, chicken pox infections?

Topical Steroids : Topical steroids used on viral infection can affect the healing process. In fact the lesions may heal a lot slower. If you want to use topical steroids to decrease inflammation make sure you also take oral antiviral medications at the same time. ...Read more

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Does viral meningitis take longer to progress than bacterial meningitis? What's the treatment for viral?

Does viral meningitis take longer to progress than bacterial meningitis? What's the treatment for viral?

Watch the patient: No definitive treatment for viral meningitis, "whatever it takes" which means may need hospitalization, IV fluids, (Acyclovir if HSV is the organism), intubation of pt not breathing on his/her own ...Read more

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How quickly following kissing can cold sores develop?

How quickly following kissing can cold sores develop?

Cold sore incubation: For hsv-1, the amount of time between contact with the virus and the appearance of symptoms, the incubation period, is two to 12 days. Most people average about four days. ...Read more

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Can antiviral drugs make the infection to recurr instead of life long immunity? Ex: Chicken pox

Can antiviral drugs make the infection to recurr instead of life long immunity?  Ex: Chicken pox

Unlikely: Since exposure chicken pox, the virus is already replicating days before pox are noted. This is ample time for a person's immunity to start making antibodies. Recurrence of cp is more likely to be based on an individual's innate immunity when they first acquire the infection and later health. Rx needs to be started in 24 hours after pox appear, and important if newborn or other health issue. ...Read more

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Can chicken pox scars be treated?

Can chicken pox scars be treated?

Yes: 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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How long can herpes virus stay dormant before initial outbreak?

How long can herpes virus stay dormant before initial outbreak?

Herpes simplex: If an acute initial outbreak is going to occur it will be within several days of acquisition of the virus. The virus will remain with you the rest of your life and may recur with outbreaks in an unpredictable fashion. Some never become symptomatic. Good luck. ...Read more

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How quickly does dental infection progress?

How quickly does dental infection progress?

Slow to fast: It's a war between the infecting bacteria and your bodies defenses. If your body is winning the battle you can have a chronic infection that remains fairly circumscribed. If the bacteria are winning, you can go from fine to septic in no time at all. Don't play a Russian Roulette, please call your Dentist before infection gets out of control. ...Read more

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Chickenpox scars? What treatment can completely erase chicken pox scars? If not completely at-least to the most?

Chickenpox scars? What treatment can completely erase chicken pox scars?
If not completely at-least to the most?

There : There are multiple options for scar therapies. You should seek out a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to evaluate. Options range from fillers like Restylane (dermal fillers) and juvederm to resurfacing therapies like fractional co2 lasers and dermabrasion. Other treatments include subcission- loosening up scars or cutting out the scars entirely. It may take multiple treatments before you are satisfied with the results, but have patience, and know that it is a process. At las vegas dermatology, we use the smart skin co2 laser by cynosure to resurface skin and remove pock marks. ...Read more

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How long does post exposure rabies treatment provide immunity?

How long does post exposure rabies treatment provide immunity?

2 yrs: In general, completion of the anti-rabies series will protect for exposures during the 2 years following completion of the series. Those in high risk professions are advised to get boosters or have an antibody titer checked to see if a booster is needed for protection to remain high. ...Read more

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Is whooping cough contagious after treatment with antibiotics?

Is whooping cough contagious after treatment with antibiotics?

Depends: Most data cites that completion of 5 days of treatment with an appropriate medication will eliminate later spread of this germ. ...Read more

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Chigger bites treatment, how long until it gets better?

Chigger bites treatment, how long until it gets better?

Get Chiggers off : Your skin asap by rubbing w a cloth or showering in warm water w soap. You can apply Hydrocortisone cream or take oral antihistamines for itching. There are products you can buy specifically to treat chiggers. Chigger bites usually resolve in 1 to 2 weeks w/o treatment. Get medical eval for infection. ...Read more

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Can chikenpox cause treated tb cervical lymphadenitis to relapse? Got chikenpox the next day after completion of TB treatment. Can tb come back?

Can chikenpox cause treated tb cervical lymphadenitis to relapse? Got chikenpox the next day after completion of TB treatment. Can tb come back?

TB and chicken pox: Chicken pox will not cause TB relapse. Chicken pox vaccine shouldn't be taken in patient with active untreated TB. Furthermore, chicken pox could cause cervical lymphadenopathy. ...Read more

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