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Nasty case of Chicken Pox in mouth/throat - what to feed?

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Skylars Mon 13-Jun-11 19:43:10

Hi there, first post so here goes... My son has a really nasty case of Chicken Pox and having checked his mouth after he complained it was causing him discomfort - he seems to have them on his gums, tongue and I think on his throat too.

Has anyone got any advice over what kind of good foods he should be eating? My partner and I have been at odds about this as whilst normally I'm really intent on him getting a very nutritious diet he seems to be really off food and to be honest I'mm just going along the lines of well within reason whatever he fancies, i.e ice lollies, banana sandwiches and milk. Partner thinks he should be eating exactly the same as us and son is kicking up a big fuss.

If anyone has any tips that would be grand, he's so off food and has that nasty pale/grey skintones too. Normally I would be strict about not being fussy but he's really poorly! Other problem is we are currently in the midst of a re-dec so no oven.

Joy...

Northernlurker Mon 13-Jun-11 19:47:42

Ice lollies etc definately.He's ill, one of the things that illness does is take away your appetite. I actually think it would be borderline cruel to try and force him to eat normally. It will only be for a few days and then he'll be extra hungry whilst he catches up. Tbh I would tell dp to shove off on this one grin

Northernlurker Mon 13-Jun-11 19:48:12

Oh and welcome of course grin

If it helps you could make your own lollies from fruit juice?

mollymole Mon 13-Jun-11 20:40:53

fruit pulped up and mixed with ice cream

your DP sounds a real pain - hope he catches it !!!

Sassybeast Mon 13-Jun-11 21:30:15

Tell your partner to stop being an idiot and let your little boy eat and drink what he wants. Hope he starts to feel better soon. With CP in his mouth, the best advice that I can give you is to keep a close eye on his pemperature and get medical advice if he developes any respiratory symptoms - cough, wheeze, rapid breathing.

Skylars Wed 15-Jun-11 11:26:56

Thanks so much for the feedback - really appreciated! And yes, bit annoyed about the response from DP... Really hard to keep a 'united front' sometimes! smile

Skylars Wed 15-Jun-11 11:29:16

Ps - Luckily had a batch of smoothie ice-lollies lurking in the freezer plus have also found that warm porridge has gone down a treat so good tip should the CP strike again!

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