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What Are The Consequences Of Chicken Pox
What are the consequences after having chicken pox?. coz i have had enlarged lymph nodes, light flu, painful neck and rash on neck.
Chicken Pox: Sxs of chicken pox include a rash that develops first into blisters and then into scabs, fever, feeling tired, decreased appetite and headache. Chickenpox complications can include: pneumonia, sepsis, infections of joints/ bones, brain inflammation & bleeding difficulties. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What could make a positive HIV result look negative? I was dehydrated and had the chicken pox could this have made a difference?
Unlikely: Neither dehydration nor another viral infection such as chicken pox should interfere with testing for hiv. What kind of test was done? I'm assuming you had a definite positive previously and are now negative--what treatment have you been getting? Some treatments work so well for some people that viral load is vastly reduced, which might be called 'negative' under some circumstances. ...Read more
I have a 30 yr. old raised keloid scar as a result from chicken pox as a kid. I used ScarGuard to flatten it. What do I use to lighten it? Benzoyl P?
MD Skin programs: Dr. Obagi is justly famous for being the first doctor to develop a prescribed skin care program that evens pigmentation problems, improves scarring, & even reverses fine lines. It actually delays skin aging. It's still a great skin care program & the cost ends up being about the same as all the over-the-counter anti-aging skin products out there, but with much better results. Others help, too. ...Read more
Is it possible to test positive on IgG herpes hsv 2 test and not have it?(Is it possible chicken pox virus/shingles could also cause positive result?)
False positive: IgG tests are possible. There can be some cross-reactivity with other viral antibodies. The definitive diagnosis of specific viruses including HSV 1, 2 and HIV is a western blot test. This also tests for antibody protein but to the specific virus. I believe getting an HSV2 western blot should be your next step. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Chicken pox-no fun!: Chicken pox (varicella) is best treated with supportive care -- Acetaminophen for pain, and oral Benadryl at the appropriate dose for weight, aveeno oatmeal baths, and non-steroid anti-itch creams for the itch. Anti-viral medications are only indicated if someone has an immune deficiency or severe eczema. The best 'treatment' is prevention -- getting the chicken pox vaccine! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are you sure?: During childhood most people your age were vaccinated against varicella. Check with your parents on your personal vaccine history. Because so many of your peers have been vaccinated chickenpox has become an uncommon disease with most non-immune persons becoming infected from individuals with shingles. If you haven't been vaccinated do so soon. Chickenpox is a nasty illness in adults. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had chicken pox twice-at ages 5 & 16. Does this mean i can also catch them a third time? At 16 they were severe; would be even worse at 40.
Want to test ?: Many years ago kids were often labeled cpx for several forms of blistering illness because 2 million cases/yr occurred in the us and docs didn't want you coming to their office.Having it twice may or may not have really happened.Your pcp could do a blood test for antibodies and see if you showed protective levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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