How to Handle a Case of the Chickenpox
For many children, the chickenpox represents a first brush with illness. Some parents view it as a rite of passage, a trial all kids have to go through. The chickenpox vaccine is slowly changing this notion. If your child hasn’t gotten the disease yet, this vaccine is something you may want to talk to your doctor about. The vaccine has no known complications and at worst can lead to a mild case of the disease.
Still, some parents choose to let their children develop immunity the old fashioned way, by contracting the disease, because the vaccine hasn’t been around long enough to determine long-term effectiveness. Here’s how to make a bout with chickenpox bearable for your little one.