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chicken pox and taking shower

dear all,
i dont know exactly under which topic i should raise this.
im 28 yr old. last 4 days i m suffering with chicken pox there are bumps in my body having medicine and applying cream as well.

Is there any issue in taking a bath, should i use hot water or cold water, can i use soap, washing my head is ok? or is there a prb. kindly advice.

Binoy
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Hi

There is no harm in taking a bath. However you should not scrub yourself or use any soaps and lotions. After a bath you must pat yourself dry and not rub your body. Some doctors advice against a bath as there are chances of the scab coming out and leaving a scar. Also this scab is a good source of infection for others, so you need to be careful with the bath towels etc being washed immediately with antiseptic water (a few antiseptic drops added to water).
Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Get well soon!

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