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Chicken pox - fresh wound - what to do?

(7 Posts)
skal Tue 28-Mar-17 16:28:31

Hello, please help!!!!

Our DS (5) is suffering from chicken pox. Today is the 4th day and our little angel is doing really well in not scratching / picking. However, yesterday while changing his clothes, I accidentally picked two big blisters (I am in shambles since then!). I put calamine lotion on them but it seems the lotion has dried and crusted there. Is it alright for calamine to crust in the big hole that I created on my little one's forehead? Should I leave it like this or start putting vitamin E on the wounds? There is no blood on the wounds and it seems that because of calamine, they have stopped gaping. But would a hard calamine crust stop the skin from growing back?

Please share your experiences ASAP!!!!

Hulder Tue 28-Mar-17 18:49:33

Leave it alone! Skin heals amazingly well, especially on the face/head.

Do absolutely nothing and let nature work its magic.

Twopeapods Tue 28-Mar-17 22:54:54

Try calamine cream instead of lotion. It is MUCH better than the lotion and is great for scars.

skal Wed 29-Mar-17 09:02:40

Thank you both!

What to do about the calamine lotion that has dried in the holes left behind? It is not coming out after bath. I guess I have no option but to leave it alone. Trying to take it out would result in scarring. Right?

Shootingstar2289 Wed 29-Mar-17 09:27:28

Don't worry about the calamine lotion left in the wounds. The lotion does linger on skin. The cream (calamine/aqueous cream in a tube) is much easier to apply. You can buy it in most chemists.

Sometimes it's unavoidable that the blisters or scabs come off. My daughter was 7 months when she had chicken pox. She didn't scratch them off but a fair few got knocked off while she was crawling. She also had them under her chin and around her neck badly. These come off while she rubbed her skin against her clothes. 😞

Bi-carb in the bath is good. I also used Aveeno bath oil in my children's bath when they had it. Worked a treat!

Hulder Wed 29-Mar-17 10:38:51

Ignore it. The skin will heal under it.

skal Wed 29-Mar-17 11:23:44

Thanks everyone!!

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