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What's the scene with chicken pox? Do you keep them off school and for how long etc etc

(9 Posts)
moondog Sat 19-Sep-09 22:53:41

Thanking you..

moondog Sat 19-Sep-09 22:58:12


gingerbunny Sat 19-Sep-09 23:05:26

until all the spots have scabbed and come off. use poxclin from boots it's really good. helps them heal well and stops them scratching.

moondog Sat 19-Sep-09 23:06:17

God, how long does that take??

Seona1973 Sat 19-Sep-09 23:18:25

they are normally ok around 1 week from when the spots appear. We used piriton for the itching and bicarb of soda in the bath.

gingerbunny Sat 19-Sep-09 23:21:36

my ds was about 10days, but he was absolutely covered in them, bless him.

moondog Sun 20-Sep-09 00:23:56

God, do you have to stay at home with them for that long then, away from others?? I'll go nuts.

jasperc163 Sun 20-Sep-09 17:11:38

DD1 just had it - about 6-7 days til back at school (looked awful still but all scabbed over)

LIZS Sun 20-Sep-09 17:12:52

stay away from others for at least 5 days , then only back to school if all spots scabbed and dry.

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