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How can chicken pox scars on the face be removed?

m suffering from chicken pox.. so to get relief from itchy blisters i used calamine lotion (calapure) on face.. and after that my skin get too dry, tight and itchy... and my whole face get swelled!! even m not able to open eyes... please do sugest what to do as soon as possible
Wed, 24 Apr 2019
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Hi,

As per your query you have symptoms of chicken pox scars on the face which is known as atrophic scars. Need not to worry. Treatment will depend upon the severity of scar and indentations. I would suggest you apply a moisturizer with vitamin E and apply turmeric powder mix with honey for 15 minutes daily and then wash it. If the scars and pits are severe and do not go away with the above method then consult a dermatologist for proper clinical evaluation. The doctor may recommend a cosmetic procedure or laser therapy. Aloe Vera extracts directly onto the pitted scar.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Harry Maheshwari, Dentist
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