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Well, little did I think I would be kicking myself for saying I wished my daughter would get the chicken pox. She got in the next day, at 13 months, a very bad case of it and we experienced a real week of misery. Unfortunately she had pox everywhere and even though she didn't pick at them, it looks like she is going to have some scars. I don't mind the body ones so much as the ones on her face. Is there anything I can put on her skin to help them? I was thinking arnica but since it is more a hole then anything else I didn't know for sure. Is there a chance since she is so young, her skin will grow and it won't be noticable? I don't mean to sound vain but I am still feeling the guilt of her being so sick and the marks are a constant reminder to me (of course she was probably exposed before we would have vaxed if we did vax..but still, major mommy guilt over here going on). Thanks!
 

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I don't know if there's anything you can do to minimize scarring, but I did want to reassure you that they will not be very noticeable given enough time. I had very severe chicken pox at age 15 (years!) and did pick at some of the sores before we realized that's what they were. I had terrible scars all over my body, but twenty years later only I can just barely see where the scars are, and nobody else would ever notice them but myself. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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thanks stafl, i actually am happy to hear that. i was another unlucky teen with chicken pox but didn't scar.. anyone else have ideas?
 

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I have pox scars on my face. They don't bother me at all. Never have. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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