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Treatments for Chickenpox
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:MedicationsOther treatments
There are no surgical options for the treatment of chickenpox.
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- Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review Board James P. Cornell, MD
- Review Date: 03/2018
- Update Date: 03/15/2015