My 3 year old had bad chicken pox in June so can totally sympathise. We used Virasoothe gel instead of calamine lotion, which helped to cool his skin and with the itching. Also wrapped a big handful of oats in muslin and tied to the tap when running his bath, then squeezed it out on to him, bicarb in the bath also helped. Watch out for any spots very near his eyes, DS had bad one on his lower eyelid and GP recommended we take him to eye casualty clinic to be on the safe side - they gave him antiviral eyedrops for it. Oh and Piriton helped too.
Yes he has them on his willy....its heartbreaking but hes being really good. I have calamine Cream which I will crack open if need be....sod NHS direct they dont know everything.
Will try and call GP in morning. I am at Uni tomorrow and DP is looking after DS- but as he is not dad he cant ring or take him to hospital. Any suggestions on how we can get around that (apart from not going Uni - which I really need to do!)
Anyones child see themself in mirror? Trying to keep DS away from bedroom one in case it upsets him!
Aqueous cream with calamine lotion - you get it ready prepared in a pot quite cheaply from the chemist. Put it in the fridge it is extra soothing put it on regularly he shouldn't itch at all. my daughter was sad when the chicken pox went. She was searching for them in her bed lol.
Don't ask if it itches or mention itching. DD1 (& 3 friends) had it at 18 months and they only picked at the spots they could see. Seemed genuinely surprised when you took their clothes off for a bath / get changed.
My DS had this at 4 (I had it two weeks later at 34 but that is a whole different thread!) Eurax cream kept in the fridge was very soothing - Calamine seemed to make it worse for us both. Ds also delighted himself counting the spots. For the record he had 204! Still remember 4 years later. I would also contact GP if spots round eyes are a problem and send written permission with DP. Sometimes it looks worse than it is. Good luck!
Definitely recommend half tub sodium bicarbonate dissolved in a not too hot bath twice a day to help ease the itching. Also try not to let him get too warm when sleeping and make sure clothes, etc don't rub on spots if possible. Good luck!
My DS who is 3 had first spots this morning. I have all the above but also been given something for the bath Aveeno Baby Soothing Bath treatment which is good for nappy rash, Eczema and Chicken Pox. Can't get in shops need to order of www. Assoftas