Chickenpox (Varicella) - Medications
Vaccinations to prevent
chickenpox help you or your child avoid an illness that causes discomfort,
missed work or school, and possibly complications.
In rare cases,
you or your child will get a mild rash after having the chickenpox vaccine.
If this occurs, it is best to stay away from other people who have not had
chickenpox or the vaccine. When the rash is gone and all blisters have dried
and crusted over, you are no longer potentially contagious.
you use medicines to treat symptoms of chickenpox, follow instructions
carefully. It is especially important to use care when giving prescription and
nonprescription medicines to newborns and small children. If you need to, you
can use soothing, non-antihistamine lotions (such as calamine or Aveeno). But
talk to your doctor before using any other skin products for itching.
Your doctor may prescribe
antibiotics to you or your child if you develop a skin
infection from chickenpox blisters.