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

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Hi doctor,

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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Dr. Divakara P
M.B.B.S., M.D
Diabetology, Endocrinology, General Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pain Medicine, Pulmonology (Asthma Doctors

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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