Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/06/18

Q.

Shingles

My sister' s daughter had shingles on her face, which seemed to be healing, the problem is it looks like they will leave scars/black spots, is it necessary to see a dermatologist or is there an over the counter ointment that she can buy for her?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Shingles may certainly cause scarring so you can try a tissue oil such as Bio-oil to the spots. This can only be used if the shingles is healing.If the Bio-oil does not appear to help after 2 weeks it would be best to consult a dermatologist.

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