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Chicken pox on face, neck, chest, back. Taking coconut milk. Help?

Hi, I'm 32 year old and currently suffering from chicken pox. Today is the 2nd day. Its mostly on my face, neck, chest and back. Please guide me with basic precautions to take care of my face and neck. I had seen Dr yesterday but not satisfied. Is it alright to apply coconut water and oil on face. Kindly reply. I'll really appreciate.
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Dec 2013
Welcome and thanks for posting your query to HCM.

I can understand your level of suffering form chicken pox. It is a viral disease which occurs one time in life. A it is second day only so in my clinical settings I prefer to give antiviral treatment to reduce the further spread and grade of severity.
For the precautions and other parts:
- Do not try to squeeze or scratch any lesion.
-Wear loose cotton clothes and cotton undergarments.
- stay away from eat and humidity.
-Stay away from children and other persons who haven't had this problem in past.
-Take plenty of water and liquids daily and take light food.
-For application it is better to apply some topical antibiotic cream and calamine lotion rather than coconut water and oil on face.
-Take antipyretics such as paracetamol round the clock till feer subsides.
- You can take oral anti histamine like loratadine or levocetrizine under medial advise.

Hope these informations are helpful.

"Wish you good health"

Dr Sanjay Kumar Kanodia
MD (Dermatology & STDs)
Answered: Sat, 22 Jun 2013
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