• Treatments for Chickenpox

    In most children, chickenpox is mild and will naturally run its course and 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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