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What is the use of calvepen and chloromycetin inspite of having chicken pox?

I have chicken pox . The spots came out this morning I am 40 years old. My little boy got them Christmas morning. I have a v sore throat and covered in spots even in my eyelids. The secretary at the doctors said not to come to the surgery as I would infect people. Medicine was left at the Doctors front desk for me to be collected by a friend. It is called Calvepen 666mg and the other one is Chloromycetin. i would like to know what they are for. Is one of them an antihestimine for the itch. If not what should i take that I can take for the itch something I can take over the counter. How long do you think i should stay out of work roughly Thank You Aideen
Mon, 1 Sep 2014
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Hi
Thank you for asking HCM
I have gone through your query.The medicines which are given for you are antibiotics Calvepen which is a penicillin and Chloromycetin a chloremphenicol. They are given usually for sore throat due to bacterial infection.If you having chickenpox sore throat is due to that and antibiotic will give no help.For chicken pox if it is beginning i give my patient antiviral drugs like acyclovir or famcyclovir. I also give them antihistamine like cetirizine for itching.For soothing over the counter calamine lotion can be applied or the green dye which if available in your pharmacy.Hope this may help you.
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