Chicken Pox; Varicella-Zoster Virus
Chicken pox, also spelled chickenpox, is a common childhood disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), also known as human herpes virus 3 (HHV-3), one of the eight herpesviruses known to affect humans. It is characterized by a fever followed by itchy raw pox or open sores.
An antihistamine is a drug which serves to reduce or eliminate effects mediated by histamine, an endogenous chemical mediator released during allergic reactions, through action at the histamine receptor. Only agents where the main therapeutic effect is mediated by negative modulation of histamine receptors are termed antihistamines - other agents may have antihistaminergic action but are not true antihistamines.
Chickenpox as related to Antihistamines
- Antihistamines for itching from chickenpox
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- Antihistamines for Chicken Pox Treatment | Care The Skin
Antihistamines for Chicken Pox Treatment: In this article we will discuss importance and significance of antihistamines for chicken pox treatment and skin care.
- Chicken Pox Treatment - About.com Dermatology
Chicken pox is a common, ... Chicken Pox Treatment - Antihistamines Over-the-counter and prescription antihistamines may be used to …
- Antihistamines for Itching From Chickenpox - Healthy Advice
Covers antihistamines to treat itching from chickenpox. Lists generic and brand names like diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and hydroxyzine (Vistaril). Looks at why they ...
- CDC - About Chickenpox - Varicella - Centers for Disease ...
Index page for chickenpox which leads to information about symptoms, how it's spread, possible complications, treatment and prevention, and photos of ...
- Antihistamines for Itching From Chickenpox | University of ...
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- Chickenpox (Varicella)-Medications - WebMD
Read about chickenpox (varicella) medications. Skip to content. ... Oral antihistamines to relieve itching, such as Benadryl or Vistaril.