Treatment of Chicken Pox
Most treatments for chicken pox that doctors recommend aim at decreasing the severity of the symptoms such as the unbearable itching. Doctors may prescribe acetaminophen (Tylenol) so that fever and aches associated with chicken pox get reduced.
Small children should not be given acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin) or cold medications containing aspirin. Frequent oatmeal baths (Aveeno) are recommended which can help ease the discomfiture associated with the itching of chicken pox. Soothing moisturizers and lotions like calamine lotion may be topically applied on the rashes for comfort. Antihistamines like diphenhydramine (Benadryl) are also helpful in easing the itching.