Pus-filled Rash In People With Chickenpox?

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. sya want to ask how long the purulent smallpox will break out. I’ve had 4 days but it hasn’t broken yet. does it take a long time. and is it dangerous if the smallpox fester. and does it take a long time

1 Answer:

Hi Gustin,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

The rash that appears due to chickenpox (varicella) is typically reddish in color initially. Furthermore, the rash will develop into a prominent and then filled with clear fluid. Then, the ripe rash will burst and leave a scab and then peel.


The appearance of a pus-filled rash in people with chickenpox most often indicates a secondary bacterial infection of the rash. This infection can be triggered by poor hygiene, humid environmental conditions, immune system deficits, and so on. Infected chickenpox rashes often require a longer healing time. However, as long as your immune system is good, then this condition is generally not dangerous.


You should try the following tips:

Take chickenpox medicine according to doctor's instructions
Bath regularly 2 times a day, but avoid rubbing the smallpox rash excessively
Wash your hands and cut your nails
Choose clothes that are clean, loose, and made of cool materials
Avoid breaking the smallpox rash forcibly
Enough rest
Eat healthy and nutritious foods, especially those rich in vitamin C
Don't exchange clothes or towels with other people
If you have allergies, for example to cold temperatures, certain foods, or drugs, you should avoid them so that they don't cause annoying itching

In most cases, chickenpox clears up within 1 to 2 weeks. If you feel that your complaints are not getting better within 1 week, you should check back with your doctor for further evaluation.


I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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