Treatments for Chickenpox
In most children, chickenpox is mild and will go away on its own. The goal of treatment is to ease symptoms.
Treatment varies based on how severe the virus is. It also depends on the person's age and health.
Treatment may include:
There are no surgical options to treat chickenpox.
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