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12 month old scratching chickenpox

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hazeybabes Sun 19-Jun-11 12:13:33

Anyone got any tips on how to stop my 12 month old from scratching his chickenpox? I can put socks on his hands at night but this would do his head in if I put them on him in the day time.

CatherinaJTV Sun 19-Jun-11 13:42:10

file the fingernails really short rather than cutting them - that makes the edges really soft and damage more unlikely - good luck!

Seona1973 Sun 19-Jun-11 16:19:57

piriton anti-histamine should help with the itching (suitable from 1 year). Plenty of baths with bicarb or oats should help soothe them too.

hazeybabes Tue 21-Jun-11 13:39:39

Cheers for your advice wine. ds now has very short soft nails and we had a lovely bath last night with an old sockful of oats which seems to have helped with the itching and the sleeping! (also helped with my older son's eczema as well - bonus!)

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