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How should I clean my child's skin if she has chickenpox?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Talk to your dermatologist about how to wash your child's skin when he or she has chickenpox. The dermatologist may recommend that you bathe your child in lukewarm or cool water every few hours during the initial outbreak to help ease the itching and discomfort. After bathing your child, gently pat the body dry. Don't rub.

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