Chickenpox is a kind of viral infection caused by the virus varicella-zoster that affects both adults and children. This kind of viral infection causes spots of rashes on the surface of the skin all over the body that are itchy and makes you feel unwell. Symptoms for chickenpox in adults are usually severe as compared to children and may include high fever with constant headaches and body aches, loss of appetite and tiredness. Since it's a viral infection, so there's no chickenpox treatment as such, but the following measures suggested your general physician can certainly help you ease the symptoms thus making you feel better and at the same time ensure speedy recovery:
High amount of fluid intake is highly recommended to prevent dehydration.
Taking paracetamol as prescribed by your doctor can help arrest the high temperature (fever), headaches and body aches.
Soothing creams and calamine lotions as prescribed by your doctor can be applied on the spots to ease out the itching sensation.
Antihistamine tablets at bedtime can help a patient have a sound sleep.
Your doctor may also suggest certain antiviral pills to prevent the severity of chickenpox. These pills do not kill the chickenpox virus, but certainly stops them from multiplying, and are especially useful to treat some of the seriousness of chickenpox in adults.
Besides the conventional form of treatment, chickenpox vaccine can also be given to infants, pregnant women and people with weak immune system that can protect them from catching the infection. Cost of chickenpox vaccine usually ranges from $39 - $150.
It typically takes 10-21 days for an infected person to recover fully from chickenpox and the cost for treatment depends on the physician.
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