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Treatments for Chickenpox

In most children, chickenpox is mild and will naturally go away on its own. In these cases, treatment focuses on relieving the symptoms.
Treatment may involve the following:
MedicationsOther treatments
There are no surgical options for the treatment of chickenpox.

References

Chickenpox (varicella). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/chickenpox/ . Updated April 25, 2013. Accessed May 30, 2013.

Galil K, Brown C, Lin F, et al. Hospitalizations for varicella in the United States, 1988 to 1999. Pediatr Infect Dis J . 2002;(10):931-935.

Ratner AJ. Varicella-related hospitalizations in the vaccine era. Pediatr Infect Dis J . 2002;(10):927-931.

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: David Horn, MD
  • Review Date: 05/2014
  • Update Date: 05/07/2014
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