Chickenpox usually does not require any treatment. The doctor might prescribe an antihistamine for itching, and if you develop any complications or infection, then you might have to take antibiotics.
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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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from chicken pox for the last two days with fever. So please give me your opinion. Read Full »
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 benefit... 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
Can body heat cause chickenpox?
Query: Hello doctor, My daughter got chickenpox last year. During that time we did not take her out and applied neem leave paste. It got cured in 15 days. Now, this year also, again she got chickenpox. Now, she is 4 years old. What to do now? Why has it come again? She ate chicken and mango the same day. ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, I would want to know if the diagnosis of chickenpox is made by you or a doctor. It is highly unlikely for anybody to get chickenpox twice and even if the person gets chickenpox twice least likely it would be once every year. Her weight 11 kg is very less for a ... Read Full »
Can vaccine after seven days of exposure help prevent chickenpox?
Query: Hello doctor,I felt the head of a young girl and then hugged her for a second in the same room for three to four minutes. The next day, she broke out with chickenpox. What are my chances of getting chickenpox, and will getting the vaccine seven days later help me? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. An infectious person becomes contagious one to two days before the actual recognition of chickenpox. The vaccine is more effective within three days. But it can be given thereafter too. Any person can get chickenpox after 10 to 21 days o... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Why do I have itchy fluid-filled lesions and throat pain?
Query: Hi doctor, My son who is 28 years old is 6 feet tall and weighs 84 kg. He had an issue of urticaria last year and was under medication. He had a course of antihistamines for a month. About five hours ago, he noticed lesions this morning that was itchy. After bathing, the lesion on back has become re... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have attached the pictures (attachments removed to protect identity). Well, is it just a five hour history? Are these vesicles increasing in number? It is looking like chicken pox caused by herpes simplex. Since this disease is in initial stage, I can just m... Read Full »
Is it safe to breast feed baby during chickenpox?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old, and I am a mother of four months old baby. Recently, I have got infected with chicken pox. Does breast milk transfer chicken pox to the baby? Do I need to take special care of my baby? Can I do breastfeeding now? Does it affect my child? Please help. Read Full »
Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A mother who contracts chickenpox can do breastfeeding. Any vesicles present on the breast should be covered to minimize the risk of transmission. There is no evidence shown the presence of the varicella-zoster virus (Chickenpox) in breastmilk. Hence breastfeeding is sa... Read Full »