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16mo with chickenpox - how do I get poxyclin if prescription only?

(10 Posts)
ATouchOfStuffing Fri 28-Dec-12 14:21:40

I thought the general idea is to stay home to avoid infecting others but apparently can only get the mousse if I take her to the Dr?

LikeAVirginMary Fri 28-Dec-12 14:24:33

I bought poxclin from boots with no prescription earlier in the year. I'd be surprised if rules have changed and you need prescription now.

In fact:

ATouchOfStuffing Fri 28-Dec-12 14:28:00

I asked a friend to get it today and she was told it was prescription only! Grrr. I feel bad asking her to go again sad

Mindingalongtime Fri 28-Dec-12 19:14:38

Amazon sell it, free delivery too, and any other online pharmacies.

dishwashervodkaanddietirnbru Fri 28-Dec-12 19:19:43

another one is virasoothe or if you want cheap you could have aqueous calamine cream. Poxclin is not prescription only

MrsJingleBells74 Fri 28-Dec-12 19:50:40

At our surgery you can have a telephone consultation with a GP, who can issue a prescription without actually visiting the surgery. You can then get someone else to pick it up? Not sure if this is an option for you & it's probably a bit late now!

ATouchOfStuffing Sat 29-Dec-12 21:01:23

Thanks for your replies. I looked at the boots website to buy it online but delivery won't be for days so no use. I asked the friend to go again today and apparently both boots and superdrug have sold out! Have virasoothe so used nearly the whole tube today! Thank you again, hopefully she will be better tomorrow - we bathed in bicarb tonight!

pennylovesleonard Sat 29-Dec-12 21:04:04

I got some in sainsburys today without a prescription - just asked at the pharmacy counter

Chicken pox sucks!!

ATouchOfStuffing Sat 29-Dec-12 21:41:21

Trouble for me is I can't go out without her (single mum) so have to ask friends each time which is a PITA. Hoping we are over the worst now anyway, thanks though.

ATouchOfStuffing Sat 29-Dec-12 21:43:09

BTW - do you have a sore throat too? I read on line it can be a symptom you are carrying the virus but not experiencing full blown chicken pox as probably had it when younger. Doesn't help feeling tired and crappy when they are so ill but I have to admit we have been very lazy which has been relaxing!

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