Cures for chicken pox scars: It has been a year and my chiken pox scars have not dissapeared, any way to get rid of chiken pox scars?

Chicken pox is an infection that comes out on the face and other parts of the body as sores. Once these sores heal they tend to leave marks especially if the scabs are scratched as the sores are healing.  These scars can be prominent especially when the chicken pox scars are on the face. These scars might or might not fade over time but you can try different home remedies to reduce the scarring.

The primary way to prevent the scars from forming is during the treatment for chicken pox. It is very important that these do not be scratched when they heal. It becomes difficult for children to resist so you can use buttery lotions on the scabs till they fall off to prevent scratching. Cocoa butter and shea butter are viable options. Sometimes rubbing raw garlic on the scars can also. These scars are often permanent and all these remedies will only reduce them, not make them disappear. If the scars are deep and cause psychological issues, there is even the option of surgery.

Sometimes even increasing the intake of vitamin K through natural sources can help. Eat more broccoli, spinach and cabbage. Rubbing lemon slices or cucumber juice can also reduce the scarring.

answered by G R

Is there any way of removing or getting rid chicken pox scars?

Chicken pox is a very discomforting condition that you could suffer from. This is because even after being cured of the condition the scars continue to remain on the skin. Thus chicken pox scar removal techniques would be required to get rid of those ugly scars. The scars are usually a testament to having suffered from the condition, but like any scars - will severely affect an individual's aesthetic appeal. One of the most beneficial aspects of chicken pox scars is that, unlike some other conditions, the scars are not lifelong and the reduction in prominence can be sped up with the help of a number of home remedies. One method to get rid of chicken pox scars is to soak a piece of cotton in some coconut water and apply it over the scared areas on a regular basis. Coconut water is considered to be one of the most effective ingredients of chicken pox scar removal and will also help rejuvenate the skin cells located in the area. Aloe vera gel is highly regarded when it comes to dealing with any kind of skin blemish and can be used extensively in an attempt to get rid of chicken pox scars to very good results.

answered by A S

Are home remedies effective?

People suffering from chicken pox are asked to refrain from itching, or else they could get scars. It is much easier to avoid chicken pox scars than it is to treat them. However, there are several home remedies for chicken pox scars that can help speed up the removal process. Some home remedies for chicken pox scars are:

  • Take a ball of cotton, dip it in some coconut water and rub it all over the scars you could also use some lemon juice as an alternative. This exercise should be carried out at least once a day, on a daily basis
  • Mix some sandalwood paste with Vitamin E oil and apply the mixture on to the scars. This nourishes your skin, enabling it to rejuvenate at a faster pace. Leave the paste on for a while, before rinsing it off with cool water.
  • Apply a small amount of honey directly on to the scars and leave it on for a while, before rinsing it off.
  • Extract some fresh gel from an Aloe Vera leaf and rub it on to the scars. You could also use aloe gel.
  • Combine some coco butter with a few drops of tea tree oil and apply it on to your skin to lighten the scars.

Besides this, you also need to keep your skin hydrated, by drinking at least 8 glasses of water every day to speed up the recovery process. While most of the home remedies for chicken pox scars mentioned above are safe if used correctly, it is best to check with a health care provider, before using any of them.

answered by G M

How can a patient prevent them?

Scarring is one of the most common side effects of chicken pox. These scars mainly occur if you happen to itch or pick on the lesions that are formed during chicken pox. Chicken pox scars take a long time to heal and so should be avoided in the first place. You could prevent chicken pox scars in the following ways:

  • Drink a lot of water throughout the day, in order to keep the skin hydrated and reduce itchiness
  • Fill a bathtub with lukewarm or cool water and add 2 tablespoons of baking soda to it. Alternately, you could also run an oatmeal bath, using around half a cup of plain oatmeal in one tub of water.
  • Apply some ice or calamine lotion on to the lesions, when the itching gets too severe.
  • Wash the area at regular intervals, with some clean water and an antibacterial soap, that that an infection can be prevented.
  • Keep nails trimmed and as short as possible, so that they cannot cause a lot of damage to the skin.

In case you do get a few scars because of chicken pox, you may be able to treat them, at least to some extent. You can either heal chicken pox scars using home remedies, or can speak to your health care provider about medication or surgical options.

answered by G M

Chicken pox, also known as Varicella, is a highly contagious disease.

  • Apply Sandalwood oil from the first day of appearance of rash till the fall of scabs.
  • A bath of oatmeal is a natural remedy to relieve the itch.
  • Honey smeared over the skin will also help in healing the disease
  • Margosa leaves in a lukewarm water bath will help relieve the itching.
  • Apply Vitamin E oil over the skin.

answered by r k

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