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Scratching chickenpox blisters can lead to skin infections, not to mention scarring. In rare cases, infected chickenpox lesions can lead to toxic shock syndrome.
Here are some tips to help prevent skin infections.
Or use light bandages over open blisters.
Look for soaps that are made for sensitive skin or are recommended for babies. You can also try a soap that contains oatmeal.
Current as of:
February 9, 2022
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: John Pope MD - PediatricsKathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineE. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Current as of: February 9, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:John Pope MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
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