How To Deal With Chicken Pox In Children Aged 4 Years And Have To Travel?
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Hello Indah, thank you for the question to HealthReplies.com
Antiviral drugs such as acyclovir and valacyclovir can both be used to treat chickenpox, but they are hard drugs that you cannot buy yourself without a doctor's prescription. Before use, your child must also be examined directly by a doctor first. The ointments you mentioned are both strong drugs that you should not use to your child carelessly. You should immediately bring your child to a general practitioner or pediatrician to check first whether the rash that is happening to your child is chicken pox. If it is chicken pox, your pediatrician will prescribe the medication along with the dosage and rules of use.
Antiviral drugs are very effective in shortening the duration of chickenpox when given within 24 hours of the appearance of the rash. In general, all chickenpox rashes can dry out in 10-14 days. Before all the chickenpox rashes dry up, chickenpox is still at risk of being transmitted. Therefore, if the rash on your child's skin has not dried up completely, you are strongly advised not to take your child traveling to a crowded and crowded place (take a plane for example).
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