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:
There are no surgical options for the treatment of chickenpox.
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.
Varicella-related hospitalizations in the vaccine era.
Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2002;(10):927-931.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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