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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
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
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
Stay Home/Meds: 1 Stay at home as it is very contagious 2 Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) if you have fever 3Take Benadryl for itching 4Drink plenty of fluids 5Ask your doctor for a course of Anti Viral therapy early on like Zovirax for 5 days to shorten the course of disease Most of the time you will recover in 7to10days If any complications consult your Doctor asap ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Respiratory or touch: Wild chickenpox is transmitted by infected patients from 24 hours or more before the first spots for 6 days after the first ones appear.It can pass as airborne particles or through direct contact with secretions.A few hours in the room with a patient can pass it to a susceptible person.After passage, it incubates from 10-21 days before causing spots.A vaccine is available to prevent it. ...Read more
Rare if ever: If you had true cpx after a year of age you likely have lifelong immunity.People with immune defects or after a bone marrow transplant may be susceptible.Some kids having it under 6mo may be only partially protected, but there are few available to confirm this.Many blister producing illnesses are mislabeled as cpx, so many assume they have it again when misdiagnosed. ...Read more
Chicken Pox: Making your child feel more comfortable is the main thing- no "cure". Give tepid baths with baking soda or oatmeal powder to soothe itching. Prevent scratching when possible. Your doctor may recommend Benadryl Syrup to decrease itching. Keep the skin clean, and cool. Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever (NO aspirin) Call your doc if there is high fever. Get the varicella vaccine to prevent it in the first place!! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare if ever: If you had true cpx after a year of age you likely have lifelong immunity.People with immune defects or after a bone marrow transplant may be susceptable.Some have questioned whether kids having it under 6mo may be only partially protected, but there are few available to confirm this.You can have a blood test to see if you have antibody protection.Some blistering conditions mimic cpx and are wrong. ...Read more
Be clean; treat itch: Toddlers with chicken pox usually don't need much treatment. The bumps will break and dry up into little scabs over a week. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used for fevers the first few days. Regular baths each day will keep the skin clean. Oral plain Benadryl can decrease itching. Older toddlers can try anti-itch skin lotions that don't contain diphenhydramine. More severe cases should be seen by a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vaccinate: Chickenpox is one of the most contagious illnesses that affect humans.As little as an hour in the same room with an infected person has a 95% rate of passing it on to susceptable persons.It can be passed in airborn droplets, saliva or debris from blisters. A vaccine has been available in the us since 1995. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bumps, blisters: Chicken pox typically starts as small red bumps which then turn into small, fluid filled blisters (vesicles) and then crust over. Typically new crops of bumps show up as the older ones are crusting. Children are contagious until all the spots have crusted. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chicken Pox: Chicken Pox is a virus that is preventable by receiving 2 varicella vaccinations. If you already have chicken pox, the treatment is supportive. You can take benadryl (diphenhydramine) every 6-8 hours as needed for itching and apply calamine lotion to your skin for itchiness. If you develop worsening symptoms, you should seek medical attention because there can be secondary complications with chicken pox. ...Read more
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