Infectious Disease Specialist Questions Chickenpox

How can i avoid a chickenpox scar?

I am 23 years old and I am now suffering from chickenpox for the first time in my life. What can i do to avoid scarring from the infection?

2 Answers

Get vaccinated and don’t get chickenpox
To my knowledge, there is little you can do other than avoid scratching them. Usually, they do not leave scars and these generally fade in a few years. I suggest that you see a dermatologist if your lesions are severe. And remember to get a shingles vaccine when you are 50 yrs old - or sooner if you become immunodeficient.

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