What can be done at home to treat chickenpox?
Medication can help with the fever that often accompanies chickenpox. Calamine lotion and wet compresses applied to the rash may help soothe the irritation. Antihistamine medication can help relieve itching. Good hygiene - keeping the area clean, fingernails trimmed and not scratching - can help prevent further infection of the exposed blisters and avoid complications and scarring.
Author: Idan Ben-Barak
First answered: 22 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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