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prickly heat in a 2 year old. What do I ask for in a French pharmacy?

(7 Posts)
missblythe Tue 02-Sep-08 13:42:45

DD, 2.4, has rampant prickly heat, and we're in teh South of France.

Am thinking I need an antihitamine syrup, plus a cream, but don't know what to ask for.

Have tried to get something for my own prickly heat here in the past and been fobbed off with a weird zinc based cream that seemed to make it itchier, so I would ideally like to have something specific to ask for.

Any thoughts?

fridayschild Tue 02-Sep-08 13:47:25

Put her in a cool bath and leave her there for a good long time

missblythe Tue 02-Sep-08 14:05:34

Thanks. Will pop her in teh bath when she gets up from her sleep

MadameCastafiore Tue 02-Sep-08 14:10:39

Puis-je avoir une bouteille de sirop antihistaminique s’il vous plaît?

I think!

missblythe Tue 02-Sep-08 15:43:34

merci beaucoup, Madame! Will let you know how I get on!

magnolia74 Tue 02-Sep-08 15:52:39

Anything with aloe vera will help

missblythe Tue 02-Sep-08 17:25:07

Thanks Magnolia. Will try anything to stop my little bug itching.

Had much success with your sentence Madame, think the lady was v. impressed. Things got a little hairy when she started asking for DD weight in kilos, but we got there in the end!

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