How Do Doctors Treat Chickenpox?

In most cases, chickenpox will get better on its own. The care team can recommend different creams or lotions to relieve any itching. They can also recommend medications to help lower your child’s fever.

In babies and in children with certain medical conditions, doctors might prescribe antiviral medications (medications that help protect against the chickenpox virus, or germ).

How Can I Prevent My Child From Getting Chickenpox?

To prevent your child from getting chickenpox, they can get the chickenpox vaccine. Doctors usually give the chickenpox vaccine to all children ages 12-18 months and again at ages 4-6.

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