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Is Acivir safe to take while suffering from chicken pox?

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Dr. Deepak

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2012

Answered : 149 Questions

Posted on Mon, 6 Jun 2016 in Internal Doctor Category
Question: I am suffereing chicken pox from last 3 days, now the infection is decresing. In this time can i start the antiviral medcine Acivir (a cyclovir 800 mg) 5 times.
Answered by Dr. Deepak 8 minutes later
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Detailed Answer:
Welcome to HCM.
Thank you for the query.

Ideally Acyclovir should be taken as soon as symptoms of Chicken pox are noted. But there is no harm if you take it now.
You can start Acyclovir without any doubt. Avoid scratching the lesions as it leads to scar formation. Apply calamine lotions if lesions are irritating too much. Maintain good hygiene and proper healthy diet.

Hope this helps.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
Follow up: Dr. Deepak 15 minutes later
There is any sideeffect?
Answered by Dr. Deepak 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No side effects

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back.

Acyclovir is the standard treatment given for Chicken pox world wide.
There are no major side effects. Only in some cases patient can experience mild nausea, vomiting. But other than that no life threatening side effects.

Hope I have cleared your doubts.

Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
Follow up: Dr. Deepak 4 minutes later
Thank you so much Doctor..
Answered by Dr. Deepak 2 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Detailed Answer:

I'm glad I could help you.
Get back to us if you have any query in the future.

Take care, Bye.
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