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