Prevent and reduce chicken pox scarsPrevent and reduce chicken pox scars

Prevent and reduce chicken pox scars

Chicken pox scars: prevention and reduction is possible!

Chicken pox is already upsetting enough for your child. Some children really seem to be covered with them, whilst others less are less affected by them. Chicken pox creates an itch for children. Adults can also get chicken pox.

Chicken pox can cause scars in 2 ways:

  • The chicken pox rashes become inflamed, and sores develop
  • Because of itching, your child starts scratching, which creates wounds and these wounds itch even more. The scratching opens the wounds again, which can result in scars.

Many parents get worried, especially when their child has lots of wounds/scars on their face. They believe their child has been ‘scarred for life’.

Prevent scars from chicken pox

Inflamed chicken pox is difficult to prevent. Just like itching – which is just one of its symptoms. It is most important to prevent your child from opening the chicken pox (and the wounds caused by it).

But how do you do that? You can tell children who are very itchy that they should never scratch, but even when they are old enough to understand, they are not interested in what you are saying; if they are suffering a lot of itching, they cannot see the consequences of scratching.

Some parents place socks or gloves over their hands to ensure that the scratching does not cause any wounds.

Still have open chicken pox scars/wounds? Then use a good scar cream

You should prevent scars from chicken pox: moisturise little wounds with a good scar cream like ALHYDRAN. Amongst other ingredients, ALHYDRAN contains Aloe Vera, which is proven to help prevent scarring. ALHYDRAN will moisturise, support wound closure and ensure long-lasting hydration. As a result, damaged skin will have sufficient moisture to generate fresh skin.

ALHYDRAN reduces chicken pox scars

Even if your child already has scars from chicken pox, ALHYDRAN can help fade scars and in some cases, disappear.

ALHYDRAN Scar Cream is available in different sizes and is available with a SPF 30 which helps protect your scars in the sun.