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I got Chicken Pox

  1. May 20, 2006 #1
    Chicken pox at 26!!
    Rashes started appearing suddenly 2 days back and I didn't know until I visited the doctor today evening.
    I wonder is anyone else here has had a bout of chicken pox in adulthood.
    Is it really bad?
    What precautions should I take to prevent after-scars from the pox?
    Any other remedy that works?
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  3. May 20, 2006 #2


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    Oh, that's not good. :frown:

    http://www.nfid.org/factsheets/varicellaadult.html [Broken]
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  4. May 20, 2006 #3


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    Don't let the pustules get infected. Wash them gently.

    On our kids, we used an oatmeal-based body wash, Aveeno.
  5. May 20, 2006 #4


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    Bit of calamine lotion for the pustules and you'll be fine! My mate caught it aged 21, how we laughed (only to make light of the potential severity of his condition of course!)
  6. May 20, 2006 #5

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    Watch out for shingles at 46. :surprised
  7. May 20, 2006 #6
    :rofl: :rofl: A woman I know, who's fifty six, has the shingles... :tongue2:
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    Calamine lotion didn't seem to work for me at all. It just got all dry and pink. My itch factor didn't seem to decrease.
  9. May 21, 2006 #8
    I slightly pressed some of the blisters initially when I didn't know it was pox.
    I hope they don't turn into scars. :((
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