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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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