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Chickenpox

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ChablisLover Fri 07-Mar-14 08:46:56

Also posted in General Health

Ds getting over chickenpox.

Is there anything I can apply to his skin to help heal it?

I had read rose hip oil is good.

Anyone used this for chickenpox scars?

Or any other recommendations?

He says it's still itchy and sore at times but they seem to have mostly crusted over now

TheOneAndOnlyAlpha Fri 07-Mar-14 08:49:09

We are using bicarbonate of soda in the bath and Boots own brand calamine, glycerin and zinc oxide cream which seems to be doing the trick!

ChablisLover Fri 07-Mar-14 09:01:48

theoneandonlyalpha - we've been using virasoothe gel and oatmilk in the bath

It's hateful virus - he's well enough in himself but now just bored useless and wants to be back at school - he's missed his own birthday party (it had to be rearranged) and he is missing his best friends party tomorrow too

Anyone recommend anything to put on his skin now to ease the potential scarring?

Bio-oil? Rosehip Oil?

luckybun Fri 07-Mar-14 09:13:27

We are just at the start of this hateful virus my poor little girl was literally writhing around in agony and screaming for the most of the night as she has loads of spots on her girly bits. Any advice of how to soothe that - and it hurts and isn't itchy she keeps saying.

ChablisLover Fri 07-Mar-14 09:21:13

DS found Virasoothe gel very good

Expensive £9 but worked well
Kept in fridge for extra coolness and didnt mark clothes like calamine

An antihistamine as well - Piriton or the like (Ds has asthma and cant take piriton so we are using another) - will help with the itching

Tepid baths - the pharmacist recommend Aveeno oatmilk bath - it seems to work for him

Dermol bath or shower - a friend recommended this to keep them clean and moisturised and to ease itching too

hope this helps luckybun and that your little girl gets better soon

Only1scoop Fri 07-Mar-14 09:23:22

Piriton and virasoothe.

DingbatsFur Fri 07-Mar-14 09:40:02

Keep them cool! It reduces the number of spots they get!

monikar Fri 07-Mar-14 17:40:52

OP, when DD had chicken pox she had a lot on her face and when the scabs dropped off I thought the scars would persist. Honestly though, even after a couple of weeks they were a lot less noticeable, I was surprised and I didn't put anything on them at all to help reduce the scarring.

Hope your DS feels a lot better soon.

Grace1399 Sun 09-Mar-14 18:37:50

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googietheegg Sun 09-Mar-14 19:36:09

We put Avene Cicalfet on dd's spots and there is no scaring at all. Might just be luck though.

ChablisLover Mon 10-Mar-14 06:35:57

Thanks all

They are clearing up well and he's going back to school today. He's not that impressed with that.

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