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Is it safe to get the varicella vaccine around the time i'm getting a root canal treatment?

Is it safe to get the varicella vaccine around the time i'm getting a root canal treatment?

No problem: Wouldn't be an issue. S long as you stay healthy and don't experience symptoms from the vaccine, i wouldn't worry. ...Read more

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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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The best treatment for herpes zoster's neuropathy?

Post herpetic: Post herpetic neuralgia is a very painful condition that can occur after an outbreak of shingles which is a reactivation of the chickenpox virus usually occurring in older people. It can be very tough to treat. Different nerve pain medications can be helpful. Topical Lidocaine patches can help and there is also a topical capsaicin patch that is applied for one hour in the office. Nerve blocks occ. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for herpes zoster neuralgia?

What is the best treatment for herpes zoster neuralgia?

Unclear : The treatment of postherpetic neuralgia is difficult and needs to be individualized. ...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?

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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What is the best treatment of herpes zoster infection?

What is the best treatment of herpes zoster infection?

Anti-viral: Herpes zoster is a reactivation of the virus that causes chicken pox. The virus sits in the nerves and comes out later in life. This causes a painful rash that doesn't cross the middle of the body. Anti-viral medications are used to control the symptoms. ...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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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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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

Dr. DAVID AMOS
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Varicella Zoster Virus (Definition)

Varicella-Zoster Virus is a type of herpes virus that causes chicken pox in children and young adults. It causes Zoster, typically in the elderly, which is an outbreak of painful blisters localized in the area of skin innervated ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the ...Read more