Book appointments with minimum wait-time & verified doctor details
Special Interest in Diabetology
1. What medicines are recommended for treating chickenpox?
Chickenpox is typically treated to relieve the symptoms. Doctors may prescribe antihistamines for relieving the itching. For people with a high risk of complications, doctors may suggest antiviral drugs such as acyclovir.
2. What are the home remedies for chicken pox?
Home remedies will help manage the symptoms and make them bearable. You must not scratch the rashes that develop on the skin. Dab calamine lotion on the itchy spots. Oatmeal baths may reduce itchiness. You may take paracetamol for relieving the pain and fever associated with the sores.
3. How many days does it take to recover from chickenpox?
People usually recover within 7-14 days. Itchy blister-like rash appears 10 to 21 days the virus enters the body. The rash is seen for not more than ten days. Recovery varies from person to person.
4. Is it okay to take a bath during chickenpox?
Yes, you may take a bath when you have chickenpox. It is necessary to keep the skin clean. Soaking in a baking soda bath gives some relief from the itch and provides comfort. Using soap is usually avoided.
5. How do I know if the condition is healing?
When you have chickenpox, you will get itchy skin rashes all over the body with red blisters. The blisters usually pop and leak over the course of a few days. After that, they crust and scab over. This is the stage just prior to the healing process. Usually, your body's immune system will bring the infection under control within a week or two.