HOW CAN I PREVENT CONTRACTING THIS DISEASE?
Currently there is a vaccine to prevent chickenpox. The chickenpox vaccine is 98% effective at preventing the disease. The first dose is recommended to children 12 to 15 months and a second dose at 4 to 6 years.
It is ok to give acetaminophen (Tylenol) to help relieve pain and fever for children and adults that have chickenpox. Never give Aspirin to reduce pain or fever in children with chickenpox. Aspirin has been associated with the serious disease Reye syndrome, which can lead to liver failure and death.