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Hi, my mom has developed rashes on the back followed

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Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

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Posted on Sat, 19 Jan 2019 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi, my mom has developed rashes on the back followed by fever and body aches. the physician confirmed it to be chicken pox. while the fever subsided and there are slight shoulder pain, the skin rashes doesn't seem to be reducing. it's getting a lot itchy during night time . please let me know if hlthere is a way to get the skin rashes treated faster in a dermatology way. she is currently taking antiviral and anti allergic medication.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Continue with antivirals,calamine lotion

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I have gone through your complaints and reviewed the attached photograph.
Chicken pox usually takes 10-15 days to resolve.
Antivirals hasten the recovery of chicken pox which she is already taken.
She can apply calamine lotion on the affected areas twice daily.
This will reduce the irritation and itching.
I hope to have answered your query and would be happy to answer any further questions.
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Dr Asmeet
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