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Chickenpox : Treatment

Treatment In most cases, it is enough to keep children comfortable while their own bodies fight the illness. Oatmeal baths in lukewarm water provide a crusty, comforting coating on the skin. An oral antihistamine can help to ease the itching, … Read more

Chickenpox : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests

Symptoms & Signs Most children with chickenpox act sick, with symptoms such as a fever, headache, tummy ache, or loss of appetite for a day or two before breaking out in the classic pox rash. These symptoms last 2 to … Read more

Chickenpox : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors

Chickenpox : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors

Alternate Names : Varicella, Chicken pox Definition Chickenpox is one of the classic childhood diseases. A child or adult with chickenpox may develop hundreds of itchy, fluid-filled blisters that burst and form crusts. Chickenpox is caused by a virus. The … Read more