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When Can I Go Back To Work After Suffering From Chicken Pox
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
I am suffering from chicken pox now. I am worried about the marks. Is there any derma that can help me to find better medicine or lotion?
Don't scratch!: The most important thing to do is avoid scratching as that can cause more scarring. Keep your skin clean- take baths or showers regularly. You can try caladryl clear for itching, or take Benadryl by mouth. Infected sores are most likely to cause scars, so use an antibiotic ointment if a sore looks redder or has yellow drainage. ...Read more
My father is suffering from chicken pox...He's 40 years old...As a child he had suffered a very mild chicken pox attack. Could someone please advice me.
The question is ???: People seldom went in for medical evaluation 35 yrs ago when they thought the problem was something simple like chickenpox. It was easy to over diagnose when only a few spots were present. People do get it for the first time as adults & it can be quite harsh. Many have significant disability & a mild encephalitis while rarely a pneumonia can require intensive care. Most recover without problems. ...Read more
Before 10 year ago, i had suffering from chicken pox and cure but white spots on skin remain as it is. now they are spreading and itching. suggest t/t?
Tinea versicolor?: I suspect it's another easily treated condition. See a Derm and get properly diagnosed! ...Read more
My hostel mates r suffering from chicken pox. I already had it twice 3 yrs ago.I have started having small red skin rashes. Not 3rd time pox right?
Very unlikely: It is very unlikely to get chicken pox for a third time. Sometimes, people think they had chicken pox but actually had some other rash. In those folks, they actually may not be immune to chicken pox, and may catch it during an outbreak. If getting a rash, one can check with a doctor to see what it might be. ...Read more
3rd day of suffering from Chicken pox. The itchiness is crazy , most especially in my genital area. Please recommend a cream for that?
What diet should be taken during chicken pox , my boyfriend is suffering from chicken pox , n he is having high fever n small blister al over his body?
Needs good hydration: Drink lots of liquids. Other than that, eat a normal diet as tolerated. If he's not hungry, don't worry about that too much as long as he's drinking well. If he's hungry, he should eat. If there are sores in the mouth, then salty or spicy or acidic foods might be painful, so stick with bland foods for the time being. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually yes: The rash of chickenpox starts out as red, itchy or painful blisters; then they open up and scab over and then they will commonly look darker than normal skin for weeks or months. The skin should get flatter and smoother and the color should fade over time but it may take months or more. Some people will still have some residual spots even years later. ...Read more
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