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In most children, chickenpox is mild and will naturally go away on its own. In these cases, treatment focuses on relieving the symptoms.

Treatment may involve the following:

MedicationsOther treatments

There are no surgical options for the treatment of chickenpox.

Revision Information

  • Chickenpox. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T116084/Chickenpox. Updated September 8, 2015. Accessed October 3, 2016.

  • Chickenpox (varicella). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/chickenpox. Updated November 18, 2014. Accessed February 29, 2016.

  • Ratner AJ. Varicella-related hospitalizations in the vaccine era. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2002;(10):927-931.