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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.

Revision Information

  • Chickenpox. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated September 8, 2015. Accessed February 29, 2016.

  • Chickenpox (varicella). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/chickenpox. Updated November 18, 2014. Accessed February 29, 2016.

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

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