Chicken Pox That Never Heals?
Good night, I want to ask, I have had chicken pox for 9 days, my scab has started to dry, I went to the doctor until the medication ran out, how come it hasn’t healed yet and still feels very itchy.
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Chickenpox (varicella) is a disease caused by a varicella-zoster virus infection that attacks the skin and mucosa. Chickenpox symptoms begin with fever, weakness, and headaches, then a rash appears on the skin in the form of reddish brunts, which in turn turn into fluid-filled resemblements. They can also contain pus, then rupture and dry out. Skin rash on chickenpox usually spreads centrifugally, that is, from the body, then to the face, apparatus, mucous membranes of the eyes, mouth, and upper respiratory tract.
In individuals with strong endurance, skin lesions will usually dry out within 4-7 days from the time the lesion first appeared. In individuals with decreased endurance, this process is usually longer.
You are advised to control again with a doctor or dermatologist who treats you so that you can do a post-treatment evaluation. The doctor will assess the response of the disease to treatment and will consider the treatment needed. It is possible that the doctor will give powder, compress solution, and / or oral medication according to the indications found.
As a recommendation at home, you should get enough rest, drink lots of water, use soft and light clothing, avoid the habit of scratching skin rashes, taking regular baths 3 times a day, and eating balanced nutritious foods. To enrich your horizons, you can read articles about chicken pox.
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