Q. What are the treatments available for chickenpox in an adult?

Answered by
Dr. Divakara P
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Oct 16, 2014 and last reviewed on: Sep 11, 2019

Hi doctor,

What are the treatments available for chickenpox in an adult and secondary bacterial infection of the skin due to chicken pox?

Dr. Divakara P

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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Treatment for chickenpox in adults is tablet Acyclovir 800 mg five times a day for seven days.

For secondary bacterial infection, you can apply Soframycin (Framycetin) ointment over the skin lesions three times a day for one week.

You can also take some antihistaminics like tablet Allegra 120 mg (Fexofenadine) once daily to prevent pruritus.

Hope it helps.

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