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Is there more than one good way to treat chicken pox?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
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In brief: Chicken pox-no fun!

Chicken pox (varicella) is best treated with supportive care -- Acetaminophen for pain, and oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at the appropriate dose for weight, aveeno oatmeal baths, and non-steroid anti-itch creams for the itch.
Anti-viral medications are only indicated if someone has an immune deficiency or severe eczema. The best 'treatment' is prevention -- getting the chicken pox vaccine!

In brief: Chicken pox-no fun!

Chicken pox (varicella) is best treated with supportive care -- Acetaminophen for pain, and oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at the appropriate dose for weight, aveeno oatmeal baths, and non-steroid anti-itch creams for the itch.
Anti-viral medications are only indicated if someone has an immune deficiency or severe eczema. The best 'treatment' is prevention -- getting the chicken pox vaccine!
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics

In brief: Symptoms

Antiviral medication is not very effective in treatment.
Supportive care thru anti-itching agents, fever reducers and treatment of complications such as antibitics help.The best treatment is prevention ---so immunize.

In brief: Symptoms

Antiviral medication is not very effective in treatment.
Supportive care thru anti-itching agents, fever reducers and treatment of complications such as antibitics help.The best treatment is prevention ---so immunize.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
Thank
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