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How To Care For Children With Chickenpox

Children are vulnerable to chickenpox. 90% of all cases happen in kids under age 12. Chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus. Fever and an itchy rash with spots all over the body are the main symptoms of chickenpox.  How to care for children with chickenpox                                                                                                                   Keep your child at home Chickenpox is a contagious disease. It spreads from one person to another person. Keep your children at home for about a week until all blisters become scabs. Relieve fever Non-aspirin medicine drugs, like acetaminophen or ibuprofen, can be used to relieve fever. Aspirin in children with chickenpox can affect children's liver and brain. Relieve itchiness Colloidal oatmeal will help relieve some of the itches. Consider giving the correct dose of oral antihistamine to relieve itchiness. Prevent Blisters Itch Scratch  Keep your child’s fingernails trimmed short. This will help prevent