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What should you eat or drink with chickenpox?

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Drink lots of fluids. It helps your body get rid of chickenpox faster. It�ll also keep you from getting dehydrated.

Choose water over sugary drinks or sodas, especially if you or your child has chickenpox in the mouth. Sugar-free popsicles are a good choice, too.

Skip hard, spicy, or salty foods that can make your mouth sore.

SOURCES:

PubMed Health: “Varicella (Chickenpox)”

MedlinePlus: “Chickenpox,” “Colloidal Oatmeal: History, Chemistry and Clinical Properties.”

Mayo Clinic: “Chickenpox.”

KidsHealth: “What Makes Chickenpox Itch?” “Chickenpox,” “First Aid: Chickenpox.”

CDC: “Chickenpox (Varicella).”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 5, 2019

SOURCES:

PubMed Health: “Varicella (Chickenpox)”

MedlinePlus: “Chickenpox,” “Colloidal Oatmeal: History, Chemistry and Clinical Properties.”

Mayo Clinic: “Chickenpox.”

KidsHealth: “What Makes Chickenpox Itch?” “Chickenpox,” “First Aid: Chickenpox.”

CDC: “Chickenpox (Varicella).”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 5, 2019

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