Chickenpox Topic Guide
Chickenpox: Chickenpox (varicella) is a highly contagious infection that typically affects children. Symptoms and signs include an itchy red blistering rash that forms first on the torso and then spreads to the extremities. Treatment may incorporate Tylenol or Advil for fever, IV fluids for dehydration, antibiotics for bacterial skin infections, calamine lotion, cool compresses and baths, and Benadryl, Claritin, or Zyrtec for itch relief.
Chickenpox FAQs Get answers to your frequently asked questions (FAQs) about chicken pox, a highly contagious childhood disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus.
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