Healthy teens and
adults with chickenpox usually have more severe symptoms than children and are
at higher risk for complications than healthy children. If you are older than age 12, are pregnant, or have a weak immune system, your doctor may want to give you a medicine or vaccine that helps protect you from the virus. For more information, see Medications. Home treatment measures can also help to make you more comfortable.
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August 23, 2013
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