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Reducing Your Child's Fever From Chickenpox

If your child is uncomfortable because of a fever from chickenpox, you can have the child:

  • Drink more water and juices. Children may enjoy sucking on ice chips or flavored ice treats, such as Popsicles.
  • Take lukewarm sponge baths.
  • Dress lightly and avoid wrapping up in warm blankets.
  • Take medicine to reduce fever as needed. Acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) or ibuprofen (such as Advil) can help reduce fever. Follow the package instructions carefully. If you give medicine to your baby, follow your doctor’s advice about what amount to give. Do not give aspirin to anyone younger than 20 because of the risk of Reye syndrome.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical ReviewerThomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics
Last RevisedOctober 13, 2011

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: October 13, 2011
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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