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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Can my child suffering from chickenpox get the measles vaccine?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 9 months old. His measles vaccine is pending and he got chickenpox just 10 days before. Is it safe to give measles vaccine today?  Read Full »

Dr. Sirisha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Chickenpox and measles are similar kind of diseases, categorized as viral infections with a rash. In such a scenario, it is better to give measles vaccine one month after full recovery from chickenpox. It is not a problem to give measles vaccine after a month. Until...  Read Full »

My dad has been suffering from bipolar disorder for the past 20 years and has also experienced heart attacks taking Olanzapine now for chicken pox. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My dad has been suffering from bipolar disorder for the past 20 years and has also experienced three to four heart attacks as the medicines were not provided for him on time. I think the last time he had an attack before ten years ago. We have been giving him Olanzapine. Unfortunately,...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I have gone through the problem and understand your concern. Yes, it is safe to give Olanzapine during chicken pox. However, simultaneously take care of pox and tell your treating doctor that your father is on Olanzapine so that he does not p...  Read Full »

Will I still get infected by chickenpox from my child?

Query: Hello doctor, My child had an outbreak of chickenpox one week ago. I would like to visit her and would like to know. Can I still get infected? If yes, would a vaccine help 2 days before meeting her? I have attached my height, weight and BMI details.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, I want to tell you that based on the weight for your age and height, you are very severely underweight and the ideal weight you should have in my view is 68 kg to keep a good balance in life and keep your immunity up. With this BMI of 10.20, you are very ...  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 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 of trav...  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 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 benefit...  Read Full »

Can I take Deflazacort and Hydroxyzine HCl for hives during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, The dermatologist has said that I have urticaria (hives) and prescribed Deflazacort 6 mg and Hydroxyzine HCl, but I am 28 weeks pregnant. Can I take those medicines? Suspecting it is chickenpox. The itching started 10 days ago, rashes started five days ago. Appears to be small red bumps ...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Deflazacort is corticosteroids and can be used as per need but can interact with diabetic medications and will act as an anti-inflammatory and can give side effects like weight gain, mood variations, vomitings, etc. Hydroxyzine is antihistamine and can be used but bette...  Read Full »

How do I get rid of marks on my face post chicken pox?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. I had chicken pox before one and a half month. After the chicken box was gone, I had some scars. So I went to a dermatologist to give me a medicine to clear the scars, he gave me new gel E. I had some pimples on my forehead so he advised and wrote for me a face wash...  Read Full »

Dr. Naik Dessai Gauri Govind

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Acne is a very common condition occurring in teenage years due to hormonal changes. There is no need to worry or be embarrassed by it. Chances are that even after treatment you may get another bout of acne. It will reduce with age.  Read Full »

Is my 1 year old's blisters due to molluscum or chickenpox?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 1 year and three months. She was diagnosed by her pediatrician to have molluscum virus. Initially, there were 23 blisters (watery substance) started from 15th. The doctor advised applying Caladryl lotion on blisters and nothing else. No cream/powder, nothing. She was adv...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If it is molluscum, nothing to be worried about but if it is chicken pox, you need to start Acyclovir therapy for faster relief. Are the blisters causing some marks after they fade? Please discuss with your pediatrician about the probability of chicken pox. You can ...  Read Full »

Pox rashes are spreading all over the body. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 1 and a half years old. He has pox from two days. Slowly, these are spreading all over the body.  Read Full »

Dr. Diggireddy Shilpa Reddy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Chickenpox is a very simple issue in children. Do not worry. I suggest giving him the following course: Lactocalamine lotion to apply all over the body thrice a day. This will reduce itching and redness. Paracetamol 250 mg 3 ml three to four times a day for the f...  Read Full »

There are small spots on the back. Please advise what it can be.

Query: Hello doctor, I have fever since last night. These small spots on the back. I am sending the picture through email. Please advise what it can be.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Are these distributed evenly on the back, also in the chest? If yes, it strongly raises the possibility of chickenpox, especially if not suffered from it in the past. If these lesions a...  Read Full »

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