Dd 4 has a particularly foul bout of chicken pox and its been ten years since I dealt with it in dd1 so am panicking.
She has had temp, first spots appeared on weds but hardly any. Today she is really totally covered. There is a particularly nasty one on her back which she scratched on day 1 which now has a yellow/ Greeny tinge round the outside and looks like it has a small amount of pus at the top of the scab. She also has one on her lower eyelid which looks like it has pus in too, but where the blister should be IYSWIM and her eye is a teeny bit swollen.
NHS Direct says that if they get infected they need to see a doc. Does this count? Am I being ultra paranoid? DH thinks I am a loon.
They sound and look within normal to me. Dd had loads around her eyes when she had CP as a baby & was fine (vision is good). The photos of her pox around eyes as baby are truly awful; I'd link but kids photos are behind a firewall. We didn't seek any medical advice, just monitored.
DD's eyes were way way worse than that. She had like 3 or 4 like that around her eyes. pm me with your email addy & I'll even send a pic. I think you won't be confident until you get a medical opinion, though.
When DD had infected chicken pox, she found being in the bath really soothing. She would have several a day, I used to put some porridge oats in a muslim and tie it round the tap so that the water ran through it. This really helped, and I used to lather her in aqueous cream with calamine. The Aveeno bath oil is really good to. Hope she is feeling better soon
Funny you say that, she hates us going near her to even look at the spots and cried for ages about having a bath but once she was out (I made her lie down once with her head under not completely! ) she was sooooo much better and just sat with nothing on for ages.
The porridge oats is a great tip, i used some mild baby wash as a bubble bath rather than the normal one which did the trick!
She has some enormous hideous craters though. We have anti biotics now so fingers crossed. I attacked one of them with a cotton bud with tcp on while she was watching Peppa Pig. Not popular is an understatement!
I'm not surprised! Once the anti b's have started to work she will soon pick up. Keep her topped up with Calpol/ibuprofen as they can be painful. DD had craters too, most healed well, she still has scar on her nose though.