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Chicken Pox help

(9 Posts)
TooShyShyHushHush Tue 24-May-16 18:32:21

DS (7) has chicken pox. The spots started on Sunday and are still coming strong.

Today they have been appearing in his mouth and from what I can see his throat too. Is there anything I can do about these ones? He's started getting quite upset about his throat in particular.

Also, a few of them have gotten very red in quite a large area around them. They are weepy or pussy looking but have this boarder. Do they sound infected?

Would the GP see us about chicken pox?

TooShyShyHushHush Tue 24-May-16 18:35:09

Not sure I made sense. The pictures not very clear because he's fidgeting around uncomfortable bless him.

TooShyShyHushHush Tue 24-May-16 20:14:22

Spotty bump

Onsera3 Tue 24-May-16 20:22:29

Chicken pox can become infected and thousands of children need medical attn in UK for them each year.

Also if it gets severe they do have antiviral medication for it- like they have for herpes, shingles.

I'd definitely seek advice.

TooShyShyHushHush Tue 24-May-16 21:18:41

I'll give the GP a call in the morning.

Will they let me down there if he's contagious?

TragicallyUnbeyachted Tue 24-May-16 21:24:11

They may have a room where he can wait away from other people - if you call in advance they can let you know.

Kummerspeck Tue 24-May-16 21:27:06

More spots develop and they itch more where the skin is warm so keeping him cool will help. Let him have a lolly ice, ice cream or cold drinks to help his mouth and throat

MaryPoppinsPenguins Tue 24-May-16 21:31:08

I'd definitely go to the GP, my daughter had some in her eyes and mouth that they wanted to check out. They knew she had chicken pox and had a separate room for us to wait in.

Parietal Tue 24-May-16 21:56:35

ask the pharmacy - piriton was great for chicken pox in my kids & reduces the itching / swelling
the pharmacy can also advise if it is worth seeing the GP

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