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Im 41 years old with really bad chicken pox all over my face

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im 41 years old with really bad chicken pox all over my face and body with 100s of sore blisters for 3 days now and wanted to know if a oral anti-viral for chicken pox could be used such as a Genital Herpes Treatment to help with the chicken pox
Hi. Yes, a medication like acyclovir can help with chickenpox but it's most effective when taken within 24 hours after the rash appears. You should discuss taking it with your doctor
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

due to the amount of blister and im concerned with possible scarring left on my face I didnt know if medication like acyclovir can help with the healing


It can certainly shorten the duration of the disease Bonny so you should give it a try. The main thing for now is to avoid scratching so you need either oral benadryl or Claritin and I'd suggest caladryl lotion for your face