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.
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.
• 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
• Drink plenty of fruits to avoid dehydration.
• Avoid sugary, fizzy or acidic drinks.
• Avoid hard, sharp, salty and spicy foods.
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.