Reducing Your Child's Fever From Chickenpox
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|
|Last Revised||October 13, 2011|