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Dr. James Ferguson
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Chickenpox (Definition)

Chickenpox is an illness caused by a virus known as varicella zoster. The first time someone is infected with this virus, usually in childhood, he or she will develop an itchy rash consisting of vesicles or fluid filled, reddened blisters. Chickenpox is highly contagious and spread via infected individuals. We now have an effective ...Read more


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Can my son go to his fathers house? It has been 3 weeks since he was diagnosed with chickenpox they have scabbed and he has some scars from the ones he scratched open.

Once : Once the lesion have crusted over ("scabbed") then he is no longer contagious. The scars may not go away completely, they will fade over time. If this is an issue you can try over the counter mederma to reduce the appearance of the scars. Good luck. ...Read more

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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 injection, or surgical scar revision. See your plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me home remedies for chickenpox scars?

Usually use doctor: 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 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 is an effective way to remove chickenpox scars/marks?

Scar improvement: They can not be completely removed. However they can be helped with dermabrasion, punch graft elevation, subcision and filler material elevation, laser resurfacing. See your dermatologist to improve the appearance of the marks with these techniques. ...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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I'm having chickenpox BLACK SCAR of 6mm diameter CIRCLE ON RIGHTCHEEK ON FACEsince 12years.Its prominent coz of my fair skin.Its keeping girls away.

I'm having chickenpox BLACK SCAR of 6mm diameter CIRCLE ON RIGHTCHEEK ON FACEsince 12years.Its prominent coz of my fair skin.Its keeping girls away.

You really need: to see a Dermatologist with a specialty in COSMETOLOGY AND "MICRO-surgery" a local University Teaching Hospital is where I would go if possible! Hope this helps..and good luck! Dr Z ...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. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more