Chickenpox

Chickenpox is an infection caused due to the varicella-zoster virus. It affects kids as well as adults also, and it results in skin rashes with red itchy blisters. This infection spreads by breathing in the particles infected with the varicella-zoster virus. Varicella vaccine helps to prevent the spread of this infection.

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How can I avoid scars formed from chickenpox?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 34 year old female. It started with two days of fever and body pain. I developed blisters and spots. My doctor diagnosed it as chickenpox. I have a few red spots and blisters on my face. I am taking Acivir 400 DT thrice, Azithromycin once daily and Cetirizine 10. I am also applying...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chickenpox or varicella is a viral infection and if not treated correctly leads to complications. From your clinical image (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the diagnosis looks to be so. There are some necessary precautions that you need to take so that th...  Read Full »

My wife got chickenpox during pregnancy. What are the risks?

Query: Hi doctor,My wife is 7 months pregnant. We found red rashes on her body two days back. Today, two of them found as blisters. We met the doctor and she said it as chickenpox. Can you advise the precautions we need to take? Also, what are the risks associated with this? She is currently on Amoxicilli...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The chances are good that your baby would be fine. If you get chickenpox during the first or second trimester, then there is a slight risk (less than 2 percent) that your baby could get congenital varicella syndrome. The risk is highest if you are infected between w...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some remedies recover from chickenpox.

Query: Hello doctor, I have chickenpox, and the blisters are big. What should I eat, and what should I avoid eating? And please tell me some remedies.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashish Agrawal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should consult a nearby physician to confirm the diagnosis of chickenpox. I suggest you try the following. Tablet Acyclovir 800 mg, thrice daily for 14 days. Apply ointment Acyclovir on the blister for seven days. Syrup Zincovit (Multivitamin) 5 ml for ...  Read Full »

How is chickenpox treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from chicken pox for the last two days with fever. So please give me your opinion.   Read Full »


Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chickenpox is a viral disease. First and foremost, please isolate yourself from other family members as this is a communicable disease. Get vaccination done against chickenpox for other members of the family, including small children. The patient will not be ben...  Read Full »

I have a lesion that spreads from the arms to stomach and back. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, It started with a burning sensation on my neck and then I have noticed red dots in the inner side of my arms. Then it spread to my stomach and back. They itch sometimes. I have previous history of psoriasis on my knees, but this is different. I also had shingles when I was 7 years old.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and read your given history. Your case looks like a guttate psoriasis. This type of psoriasis occurs in individual who had plaque psoriasis and developed sudden appearance of an outbreak of red d...  Read Full »

How to treat skin infection due to chickenpox?

Query: Hi doctor, What are the treatments available for chickenpox in an adult and secondary bacterial infection of the skin due to chicken pox?  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Treatment for chickenpox in adults is tablet Acyclovir 800 mg five times a day for seven days. For secondary bacterial infection, you can apply Soframycin (Framycetin) ointment over the skin lesions three times a day for one week. You can also take some antihistaminic...  Read Full »

What to do if you get chickenpox during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. My weight is 48 kg. I am 3 months 2 weeks pregnant. Now, I got chickenpox. I am very anxious about the adverse affect for my baby. I have visited a gynecologist and she suggested me to get abortion. Please clarify me the right step.  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Really this is a confusing state, but this does not mean you have to abort the fetus right now. When mother get infected with chickenpox, fetus carries a risk. But the risk is only 2% and in those cases the fetus might develop rarely some form of abnormality. Thus...  Read Full »

What can cause tiny fluid-filled blisters on the arm?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old. I have clusters of tiny fluid-filled blisters on my right palm, arm and below the neck at backside. These are causing inflammation and painful when touched or pressed. It has rapidly increased in two days and is now spreading to other body parts. In the past, I had pso...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the details posted. Kindly answer some questions. For how many days you are having these? Are there only one place you have mentioned or everywhere else? Is there itching at the site of lesions? Did you have any insect bite? Any history...  Read Full »

Varicella IgG test of my pregnant wife shows equivocal. What does it imply?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 8 weeks pregnant. Two weeks back my brother got infected with chickenpox and after that, even my sister in law is infected with chickenpox. My wife has already had chicken pox in her early schooling days. I have a few questions. Is it advisable for my wife to stay in the s...  Read Full »


Dr. Payas Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the report. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can understand your concern. I will answer one by one. As you told me it is 8th week I would like to tell you that in the first 12 weeks the overall risk of transmitting infection to the ch...  Read Full »

Does the appearance of a few blister of chicken pox suggest enough antibodies in body?

Query: Hello doctor, My twin daughters, age is 17years. One of them got the first blister of chicken pox and totally she got 30-40 blisters a few on back, hands, scalp, chest and 4-5 blisters on forehead. Now since yesterday, they have formed a scab. Second twin got the first blister on the chest five da...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to understand that chicken pox (varicella) vaccine does not guarantee that one would never get chicken pox. It tries to give control over it and if it fails, chicken pox occurs. Most of the times the severity is low, as the person already has pre-formed anti...  Read Full »

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