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With chickenpox what are my treatment options?

With chickenpox what are my treatment options?

Depends: Most chickenpox will self heal over a week or so in kids.There are antiviral medications that can suppress the intensity of the illness if taken early in the illness, but these are not recommended for most natural cases in kids. Adults should receive treatment because of the amplified intensity and complications involved. ...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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Symptoms of breakthrough chickenpox occur on the body, treatment?

Symptoms of breakthrough chickenpox occur on the body, treatment?

CHICKEN POX: If diagnosis is correct for chicken pox, then stay in isolation. Use otc calamine lotion on the bumps those are broken, don't scratch. It itchy, take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 50 mg 3 times daily. Increase fluid and vitamin-c intake by eating 2-4 oranges/day or vit-c tab 500 mg daily to hasten healing. If extensive or there is secondary infection, see your doctor who might suggest some antibiotics. ...Read more

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I'm 53 and I have chickenpox. Is treatment with aciclovir going to help me? How dangerous is to have this disease at my age?

I'm 53 and I have chickenpox. Is treatment with aciclovir going to help me? How dangerous is to have this disease at my age?

Can be helpful.: Varicella is a self-limiting disease but can have a higher risk of serious complications in adults, especially if one has any chronic medical conditions, taking chronic steroids, have HIV or other immunedeficiency disorders, or receiving chemotherapy for any cancer. Acyclovir or other antiviral medications is the treatment of choice if needed. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for reaction to chickenpox vaccine?

What is the treatment for reaction to chickenpox vaccine?

Probably ibuprofen: It depends on the reaction. The most common reaction to varicella vaccine is fever a week or two after the vaccination. A mild chickenpox rash can also occur. These are all normal and not a cause for alarm. Treat with Ibuprofen if needed for a couple of days. If it's a more serious reaction, call your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do if i had never had chickenpox at the age of 19? Is there any vaccine or treatment?

Confusing question: A 19 yo can get the vaccine( series of 2 doses) and develop protective antibody levels to the chickenpox.If you were to get wild chickenpox at 19 there is medication to reduce the intensity of the illness but it will not stop the germ from running its course. ...Read more

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If I am taking treatment for shingles, am I still contagious? what can I do to not spread the chickenpox virus with people around me?

If I am taking treatment for shingles, am I still contagious? what can I do to not spread the chickenpox virus with people around me?

About shingles: Shingles cannot be passed from one person to another. However, the virus that causes shingles, the varicella zoster virus, can be spread from a person with active shingles to another person who has never had chickenpox. In such cases, the person exposed to the virus might develop chickenpox, but they would not develop shingles. Once the rash has developed crusts, the person is no longer contagious ...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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Is there a treatment available that will completely remove chickenpox scars? The chickenpox scars on my face and neck really bother me, and i'm tired of trying to hide them with makeup. I'd like to have them removed, but i'm afraid that i'll choose the wr

Is there a treatment available that will completely remove chickenpox scars? The chickenpox scars on my face and neck really bother me, and i'm tired of trying to hide them with makeup. I'd like to have them removed, but i'm afraid that i'll choose the wr

There : There are a few ways of treating chickenpox scars and the best method depends a lot on what the scars actually look like. Broad shallow scars can be treated with a resurfacing procedure to remove outer layers of skin cells and then have a new layer grow in to reline the area. More narrow, deep scars may need to be directly excised first, followed by resurfacing. Resurfacing can be done via dermabrasion (mechanical sanding process) or laser resurfacing. ...Read more

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A 2 months old child slightly having chickenpox. Is there any treatments? Or it will clear within days automatically? Pls advice

A 2 months old child slightly having chickenpox. Is there any treatments? Or it will clear within days automatically? Pls advice

There are........: Your child should be seen by his pediatrician to ascertain if this truly is CP. If so, there is an anti-viral medication,acyclovir, that can be given. Ideally, it should be given within 25hrs of the rash starting. The rash will clear without treatment, however. Your pediatrician can best advise you. ...Read more

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Does not taking treatment for chikenpox can cause the virus to spread in full body?

Chickenpox : chickenpox usually does spread to the whole body. Mild cases do occur. The risk of chickenpox spread is to the brain and lungs. Although rare it is a horrible complication. Vaccines are our best prevention. Oral antiviral drugs only shorten the length and some severity of the disease. I would let your doctor advise you if they are warranted. Go get vaccinated if your not! ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for chicken pox?

What's the best treatment for chicken pox?

Comfort measures: Most will erupt over 6-7 days & the blisters come out in waves.Bathing 2-3 times daily in tepid water helps reduce the chance individual open blisters will become secondarily infected & adding Aveeno powder to the wash can soothe the itching.They remain contageous until the last blister has dried or 7 days.Some germs will be airborne if they cough. Avoid aspirin. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for chicken pox?

Antibiotics/Symptoma: Treatment consist of 1 Anti Viral Antibiotics to start within 24 hours of rash starting 2Symptomatic Tylenol for fever Antihistamins for itching Calamine Lotion Hydration baths and soaks ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for chicken pox?

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What is the best treatment for chicken pox?

Depends: If there are no other symptoms in a child, it is often just supportive care - rest, fluids, anti-fever medications. In adults, the course is more severe and often requires antiviral medications. ...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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Is gluthaione an effective treatment to evenly lighten the body? I had chicken pox 2 years ago sand still have black marks all over my body.

Is gluthaione an effective treatment to evenly lighten the body? I had chicken pox 2 years ago sand still have black marks all over my body.

No: Any oral treatment claiming to change the color of skin is going to work on all the skin, not just the darker spots. The inflammation of the skin with chicken pox most often leaves a little dimple, but often excess pigment occurs. This will fade very slowly over several years. ...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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I have red dots in my clitorus they aren't bumps almost look like chicken pox. Cause? Diagnosis? Treatment?

See your doctor: It's difficult to say what they could be without an exam. You should see your doctor and make sure it is not an STD or other type of infection. ...Read more