Last modified on January 2021
With inputs from Dr.Jisha B, General Physician
Chicken pox usually vanishes without leaving a trace. But in most cases, it may take a while for the initial scarring to heal completely. In some instances, chicken pox scars may persist, requiring special attention and care. In this article, we will talk about causes of persistent chicken pox scars and treatment options.
Key Takeaways on Chicken Pox Scars in Indians:
– Chicken pox is a common contagious disease that is experienced by almost every Indian at least once during his/her lifetime. Often, the condition can leave behind chicken pox scars that can range from minor discolouration to deep holes.
– Chicken pox marks are usually the result of abrasion or scratching of scabs when they are still fresh. There are several ways to prevent the formation of scars, such as using suitable lotions, wearing gloves, and protecting against the sun.
– If you do have residual scarring from chicken pox, a suitable chicken pox scars removal cream or other forms of medical intervention can help smoothen the skin effectively. Natural remedies, such as a diet rich in B12 can be used to help reduce chicken pox scars from the body. Coconut oil is among the oldest known natural cures, while aloe vera and vitamin E oil are also popular options.
– Ideally, consult a dermatologist to help you understand the nature of your scarring, and find the best solution for removal of marks caused by chicken pox.