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Suggest treatment for chicken pox

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Posted on Mon, 23 Mar 2015
Question: What are the treatment for chicken pox?
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Answered by Dr. Shahid Hassan (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
antiviral and symptomatic

Detailed Answer:
Hi, Welcome to HealthcareMagic,
Chicken pox is a viral disease and antiviral treatment with acyclovir 800 mg five times a day for seven days is very helpful in limiting the number of lesion to minimum. This drug should be started as early as possible preferably within 6 hr of start of lesion.
Other symptomatic treatments are given
1. Antihistaminic to prevent itching.
2. Antibiotic to prevent respiratory tract infection.
3. Paracetamol 500 mg if fever more than 100 degree F
4. Calamine lotion for topical application

Nail should be cut. Vesicles should not be ruptured it will lead to scar.
Take bath daily.

Hope this will help you.
Thanks


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Pradeep Vitta
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Follow up: Dr. Shahid Hassan (27 minutes later)
What are all the food items we can take?
Also please let me know how many days it will take to get cure ?
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Answered by Dr. Shahid Hassan (5 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
see below

Detailed Answer:
Hi, welcome again,
Every food item you can take according to your wish. No food item is harmful during chickenpox.
It will take 7-10 days to scab to fall.
Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (Black spot at the site of vesicle) will go within six months.
Hope this will help you.
Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Pradeep Vitta
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Brief Answer: antiviral and symptomatic Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to HealthcareMagic, Chicken pox is a viral disease and antiviral treatment with acyclovir 800 mg five times a day for seven days is very helpful in limiting the number of lesion to minimum. This drug should be started as early as possible preferably within 6 hr of start of lesion. Other symptomatic treatments are given 1. Antihistaminic to prevent itching. 2. Antibiotic to prevent respiratory tract infection. 3. Paracetamol 500 mg if fever more than 100 degree F 4. Calamine lotion for topical application Nail should be cut. Vesicles should not be ruptured it will lead to scar. Take bath daily. Hope this will help you. Thanks