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Chickenpox checklist please?

(7 Posts)
LonelyLinda Wed 05-Feb-14 09:24:11

Spots have been appearing slowly but surely!

What do I need? Piriton I already have, I presume I start on this when more spots appear and start to itch.

What do I put on the spots? I think in my day it was calamine but is there something else out now? Just wanting to ease any discomfort obviously and prevent scarring.

Oh and as far as I'm aware there is no need to visit the GP? I'm staying at home and out of contact with anyone until spots dry up and go away as I am aware of the risk to others/pregnant women/those with low immune system.

Thanks in advance.

Seeline Wed 05-Feb-14 09:31:23

Bicarb baths or oat baths are very soothing. My DD spent most of the two weeks in a bath sad
We used calamine too, but not sure it really helped.
calpol for temps.
If you're certain it is CP then no need for Drs, but do keep an eye on things as spots can get infected. My DD had spots right inside her ears and down her throat so I did take her for that - just to check there was no infection as she was in obvious pain. I told the receptionist when I made hte appointment, and she put us in a vacant consulting room rather than the waiting room.

Rikalaily Wed 05-Feb-14 09:34:51

Eurax cream instead of calamine. It's brill and dd2 & 3 didn't scratch at all when I used it. Lots of lolly ices incase they are in the throat/mouth.

Dd2 had massive one's on the roof of her mouth, the GP actually thought she had HFM for the first few days because of how bad they were in there. Unusually hers started in her mouth and she had a couple on her fingers, after about 3-4 days she woke up covered and it was only obvious then that is was CP.

debka Wed 05-Feb-14 09:36:13

I would take her to the GP to confirm. Friend of mine's son had CP so she kept him off nursery for a week. Then a few months later he got it again but Dr Google said that happens someties. Off nursery for another week. When he got CP for the 3rd time she took him to the GP who said it wasn't CP at all but a viral rash. O how I laughed. She didn't....

Meglet Wed 05-Feb-14 09:43:44

We used virasoothe. The dc's didn't itch at all, and they had grim spots.

Damnautocorrect Wed 05-Feb-14 09:44:51

Don't give ibuprofen it can have a reaction. Calpol for temp, virasooth gel for the itch and piriton. Food so you don't have to stress about trying to get to a shop without them.

LonelyLinda Wed 05-Feb-14 10:25:28

Thank you for the great advice, i'll ask dp to pop to the chemist later to get stocked up.

I think I may have some Eurax cream but I'll get some virasoothe also, and ice lollies.

Thank you.

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