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Treatment for chickenpox (Varicella):

Vicky Tintu
posted on 2nd November 2016
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Chickenpox is a mild one and which can be treated within a week at home. But this disease can easily spread. So until the last blister has dried and crusted over don’t go out or avoid public.

Medicines:

Take paracetamol if the patient has fever or feeling uncomfortable. For children liquid version of paracetamol is available.

Avoid scratching and itching:

Chickenpox is very itchy, so avoid scratching. The scratching causes skin infection and through that bacteria will spread to nearby areas.

Caring:

• Keep nails clean and cut shortly.

• Instead of scaring, pat or tap the skin.

• Wear loose and smooth dresses (cotton is the best)

• Take bath in cool in cool water.

• Don’t rub the skin

Food:

• Drink plenty of fruits to avoid dehydration.

• Avoid sugary, fizzy or acidic drinks.

• Avoid hard, sharp, salty and spicy foods.

Doctor treatment:

Antiviral treatment is needed for severe chickenpox. Pregnant women and new born babies should consult a doctor. Immunoglobulin injection is the treatment for severe chickenpox.

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