Chicken Pox Cure?

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Offline stacey1269

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Chicken Pox Cure?
« on: 27/12/2010 16:39:08 »
Hey everybody,

I'm fairly new to this forum and so far... there's a lot of great stuff! You all seem to really know what you're doing/know a lot about illnesses and conditions.

Anyway, I was searching the web the other day and found this [Spam removed - Mod]
I'm not sure what to think of it. Can anybody else take a look and give me your opinion?

My daughter currently has the Chicken Pox and we are looking for the best solution.


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Re: Chicken Pox Cure?
« Reply #1 on: 27/12/2010 17:49:06 »
Is it no easier and convenient to go to your GP?


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« Reply #2 on: 28/12/2010 02:57:08 »
You don't list a location.

In the USA, there is a varicella vaccine that is effective in preventing chicken pox that is now being given to most schoolchildren.

It is believed that it will also be effective with preventing shingles, but we'll likely have to wait another 60 years to verify its efficacy.  I don't know if any trials have been conducted in the elderly yet.

Anti-Herpetic treatments might help with chicken pox, especially in extreme cases, or cases involving adults.  But, usually most children recover quickly with no specific treatment.


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« Reply #3 on: 28/12/2010 04:04:28 »
If I remembered correctly chicken pox may occur to anyone when they are young or in their adult stage. Chicken pox usually lasts 7 to 14 days I reckon and there is no specific treathment for children as they progress quickly. It is better to have it when you're young than old.
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