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Dosage of ACYCLOVIR to reduce severity of CHICKEN POX.

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Can Acyclovir be given to a person affected by chicken pox to reduce the severity. If so what is the dosage? My Son who is 21 years old patientold is having chicken pox from yesterday evening (05.07.2015)

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Acyclovir can help if treatment started within 24 hours of rash in the doses 10-20 mg/kg every 8 hours for 5 days. Calamine lotion can be used to reduce severity of itching.
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Dr. Kalpana Pathak
Category: Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STD)Specialist
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M.D. from Pt. B D Sharma Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak in 2011 with Haryana State Dental & Medical Council
M.B.B.S from MLN medical college allahabad in 2006 with Uttar Pradesh Medical Council
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