Treatments for Chickenpox


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Treatment list for Chickenpox: The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Chickenpox includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

Treatment of Chickenpox: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to treatment of Chickenpox:

Treatments of Chickenpox discussion: Effective medications (e.g., acyclovir) are available to treat chickenpox in healthy and immunocompromised persons (e.g, those with cancers, HIV/AIDS, receiving medications that depress the immune system). 1

Varicella zoster immune globulin (VZIG), an immune globulin made from plasma from healthy, volunteer blood donors with high levels of antibody to the varicella zoster virus, is recommended after exposure for persons at high risk for complications (e.g., immunocompromised persons, pregnant women, premature infants <28 weeks gestation or < 1000 grams at birth and premature infants whose mothers are not immune). 1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Facts About Chickenpox (Varicella): CDC-OC

Last revision: October 23, 2003

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