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:
There are no surgical options for the treatment of chickenpox.
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Last reviewed February 2016 by Michael Woods, MD
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