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Can I take an antihistamine for the itch of chickenpox?

Sometimes doctors will suggest people with chickenpox take an antihistamine for the itchiness related to the disease. You will want to make sure your doctor knows about any underlying health conditions you have and any other medications you are taking, though. Also, if your child has chickenpox, talk to your doctor about the safety of the medication in children.

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