If your child is uncomfortable because of a fever from
chickenpox, you can have the child:
Drink more water and juices. Children may enjoy
sucking on ice chips or flavored ice treats, such as Popsicles.
Take lukewarm sponge
Dress lightly and avoid wrapping up in warm blankets.
Take medicine to reduce fever as needed. Acetaminophen (such as
Tylenol) or ibuprofen (such as Advil) can help reduce fever. Follow the package instructions carefully. If you give medicine to your baby, follow your doctor’s advice about what amount to give. Do not give aspirin to anyone younger than 20 because of the risk of
Primary Medical Reviewer
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics
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