Recently, I caught chickenpox from my son. I’m 28 years old and I didn’t get them as a child.
I was told that if you pick the scabs, they will leave scarring so I am really trying to make sure I don’t pick them accidentally. But then I have researched that regardless of you picking them or scratching them, that they can leave scarring anyway. Is this true?
To prevent scarring, I would like to know if there’s anything I can use now on the scabs, that will stop scarring when the scabs do eventually fall off on there own?
Also, I have used calomine lotion on face but I cannot get it off my scabs. So they look like white dots on my face and I refused to try and pick at them just in case I accidentally rub one of them off! I tried to upload a photo for you all to see but I can’t seem to.
What can I do? And is there anything I can even do to prevent scarring whilst the scabs are still on my face?
Also, my son accidentally rubbed off a scab on his face which was not ready to fall off yet and i’m Also worried that it will leave a scar when the skin eventually does heal.
Please any help and advice would be really helpful as this is psychologically affecting!!!
Thank you xxx.