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Suffering from chicken pox. Steps/medications to be taken? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good evening
User:Goodevening Doctor
Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:I am suffering from Chicken pox
User:it started yesterday
User:do i need to take any anti biotics ?
Doctor:Well it is a viral infection.
Doctor:Antibiotics do not help with the infection.
Doctor:If you see any signs of infection of lesions, then you have to take antibiotics.
Doctor:The signs of infection are pus formation
User:i got boils
User:it is liqid filled
Doctor:Do you think boils are at same place as vesicles of chicken pox
User:I didnt get you
Doctor:Boils are bacterial infections.
Doctor:If you think that boil like lesions are occuring at the same place as vesicles then you may need to take antibiotics
User:is there any difference between chicken pox and small pox ?
Doctor:The virus that causes both is different.
User:Do we any creams or powders for removing the marks caused by chichen pox
Doctor:Small pox has been eradicated from earth.
Doctor:I think best way to deal with it is to let it take its normal course.
User:any other precautions or measures to be taken ?
Doctor:If it is severe enough then you may ask your physician for a prescription.
Doctor:Yes, do not rub anything on it.
Doctor:It may cause bacterial infection to occur.
Doctor:Keep yourself clean.
User:can i use any tablets for fever ?
Doctor:Do not step out in the sun.
User:i am getting cold fever in the nights
Doctor:Yes, take paracetamol for fever.
Doctor:Take nutritious food.
Doctor:Can I know your age.
Doctor:I am assuming that you are getting it for the first time in your life.
Doctor:It will help you develop immunity.
Doctor:How many lesions have you developed by now?
User:havent counted but good number
User:yesterday i had 4
User:today it increased
Doctor:how about today?
Doctor:I think it is still not that bad.
User:how many days will it take for recover completly ?
Doctor:Adults tend to get bad chicken pox.
Doctor:2-3 weeks.
Doctor:I will suggest that you take time off work.
Doctor:and take rest.
User:i was using homeopathy medicines since 1 month
User:can i continue ?
Doctor:For what?
User:or do u suggest me to stop for a while ?
User:that was for my irregular periods
Doctor:I am an allopathic doctor.
Doctor:I cannot suggest on homeopathic medicines.
Doctor:But I think it is best to stop them for a while.
User:thanks doctor
User:sure will do
Doctor:and consult the homeopathic doctor.
User:thanks much for your time
Doctor:Hope I helped.
User:you did
Doctor:Do you have anymore queries?
User:thank you
User:no thats all for now
User:bye doctor
Doctor:You can login again if you need to chat to a doctor
Doctor:Bye for now.
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