Health Tip: Coping With Chickenpox

(HealthDay News) -- What can you do if you get chickenpox -- besides scratch?

The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests:

  • Keep the room cool, as heat can make itchy skin worse. Put a cool, damp compress on the itchiest spots.
  • Keep fingernails trimmed short so you don't break the skin if you do scratch.
  • Soak in a lukewarm oatmeal bath.
  • Apply calamine lotion.
  • Related Articles

    Ever Get a Rash from Your Skin Cream or Makeup? Here's Why


    Mercury in Creams, Feces in Cosmetics: Beware Bargain Beauty Products


    Ditch the Itch: Researchers Find New Drug to Fight Hives