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I Have Chicken Pox In March 22 And Till Today

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Posted on Mon, 1 Aug 2022
Question: I have chicken pox in march 22 and till today chicken pox spots has not been removed. Blackness and scar also on face.
please provide remedies.
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (38 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Can you please send photos

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service.

Regarding scars as a result of chicken pox, please be assured that these tend to reduce significantly with time 2-3 years. As a natural remedy, you can wash your face with besan (chickpea floor) and a pinch of turmeric once a day or two days.

If still not reduced, then there are allopathic treatments like silicon gel to be applied on scar only. Also other treatments like laser therapy, microneedling or dermaroller can be used under a dermatologists guidance, keeping in mind their after-effects as well.

Hope this helps. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr Vaishalee
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (22 hours later)
Mam, Here photo send option is not provided. its request to please share your mail id.
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You can upload photo in reports section

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

Thanks for reverting back.
You can upload photo in report section
You can also send the photos at YYYY@YYYY and address it to my name: Dr Vaishalee Punj

Regards
Dr Vaishalee
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (29 minutes later)
Hello mam,
Thanks for response.
I have uploaded images in report section.
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (12 hours later)
Brief Answer:
These scars will reduce by themselves

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

I have seen the photos carefully. Your scars are mild. These scars are common after chicken pox and these marks reduce significantly by themselves in few years time. So this would be my preferred suggestion.

The results with these treatments are also not so sure and may negatively affect the normal skin and cause sensitive skin, etc. So just be careful with these treatments and use it judiciously.
Amongst treatments, firstly try the natural methods like besan with turmeric to be applied lightly over face and washed off.
Creams that contain vitamin E or strong chemicals like salicylic acid (peel skin) should not be tried on normal skin. These should be applied only on scar tissue. Creams donot work many times.
Methods like dermaroller or laser are less invasive. It maybe tried under dermatologists guidance.

Regards
Dr Vaishalee
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (1 hour later)
Hello mam,
Mam , How long to take it on face??
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
May take 6 m or 2-3 years to reduce

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

Face scars may remain for quite a long time but they tend to reduce by 6m to 2-3 years. The bigger pits may not resolve at all or may become smaller in size.
Applying coconut oil somehow helps with faster recovery.

Regards
Dr Vaishalee
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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I Have Chicken Pox In March 22 And Till Today

Brief Answer: Can you please send photos Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service. Regarding scars as a result of chicken pox, please be assured that these tend to reduce significantly with time 2-3 years. As a natural remedy, you can wash your face with besan (chickpea floor) and a pinch of turmeric once a day or two days. If still not reduced, then there are allopathic treatments like silicon gel to be applied on scar only. Also other treatments like laser therapy, microneedling or dermaroller can be used under a dermatologists guidance, keeping in mind their after-effects as well. Hope this helps. Let me know if I can assist you further. Dr Vaishalee