Q. What should I use to avoid chickenpox scars?

Answered by
Dr. Gaurang Gupta
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on May 24, 2017 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hi doctor,

My chickenpox started seven days back. The fever has subsided now.

I had been taking:

  • Azithromycin,
  • Acivir 400 DT,
  • Cetzine,
  • vitamin E capsule and,
  • applying Calamine only on spots.

A few spots are getting covered with a crust. What should I use at this stage to avoid scars? Looking at the pictures, will it leave any scar? How long will it take to go away?

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetology Dermatology Hair Transplant Surgeon Venereology
#

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Chickenpox takes around two weeks to get scabbed off. Since as per your query, if it already formed a crust, then now it will scab off soon.

Do not touch it or scratch it. Otherwise, there will be high chances for scars on the face.

The treatment you were taking is entirely correct, and you need not apply any particular thing on that.

Wait for a few days more around a week to get rid of them.

As per your photos, I do not think that they may leave a scar. Just you be careful not to touch or scratch.

For further information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist

Thank you doctor,

Can I take a bath while having chickenpox? Till date, I had been only sponging.

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetology Dermatology Hair Transplant Surgeon Venereology
#

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Yes, you can take a bath. But, do not remove scab or crust forcefully.

For further information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist

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