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Alternative practitioners seek to lessen the discomfort and fever caused by chickenpox. Like other practitioners, they suggest cool or lukewarm baths. Rolled oats ( Avena sativa ) in the bath water help relieve itching . (Place oats in a sock, run...[read article]

Tests for Chicken Pox

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Tzanck Smear
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Chicken Pox Immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibody test
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Chicken Pox Immunoglobulin M (IgM) Antibody Test
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ELISA, or EIA, is an acronym for enzyme-linked immuno assay. ELISA is a test that detects and measures antibodies in your blood. This test can be used to determine ...  More
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Immunoassay for Detection of Antibody to Infectious Agent
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A skin culture is used to test for germs that affect yourskin, fingernails,ortoenails. A skin culture might be called a mucosal culture if it involves the mucosa me...  More
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Viral Culture Test
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Polymerase Chain Reaction
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A skin lesion KOH exam is a simple skin test to check if an infection in the skin is caused by fungus. KOH stands for potassium (K), oxygen (O), and hydrogen (H). T...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Chicken Pox

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ACYCLOVIR (ay SYE kloe veer) is an antiviral medicine. It is used to treat or prevent infections caused by certain kinds of viruses. Examples of these infections in...  More
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DIPHENHYDRAMINE (dye fen HYE dra meen) is an antihistamine. It is used to treat the symptoms of an allergic reaction. It is also used to treat Parkinson's dise...  More
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VALACYCLOVIR (val ay SYE kloe veer) is an antiviral medicine. It is used to treat or prevent infections caused by certain kinds of viruses. Examples of these infect...  More
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FAMCICLOVIR (fam SYE kloe veer) is an antiviral medicine. It is used to treat or prevent infections caused by certain kinds of viruses.  More
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IMMUNE GLOBULIN (im MUNE GLOB yoo lin) helps to prevent or reduce the severity of certain infections in patients who are at risk. This medicine is collected from th...  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Chicken Pox

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DIPHENHYDRAMINE (dye fen HYE dra meen) is an antihistamine. It is used to treat the symptoms of an allergic reaction. It is also used to treat Parkinson's dise...  More
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Self Care for Chicken Pox

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Bathing in Oatmeal Bath
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Bed Rest
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Apply Warm Compresses
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Soak Affected Area in Warm Water
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