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Chicken pox advice

(8 Posts)
Razzled Mon 16-Jul-07 14:56:03

my dd1 has just got chicken pox and i've been to buy her lotion and Piriton syrup. My dd2 is 7 months old and in the clear just now but does anyone know what i can give her instead of Piriton if she does get them. Piritons not for under 1 year.

VerySweatyBetty Mon 16-Jul-07 14:58:01

my son was under a year and i didnt but anything as the younger they are the less spots they get and the less they itch, you can give them calomine lotion

VerySweatyBetty Mon 16-Jul-07 14:58:19


Razzled Mon 16-Jul-07 15:00:15

ok thanks, i breast fed dd2 as well so hopefully she'll still have my immunity

VerySweatyBetty Mon 16-Jul-07 15:03:14

my other son was in contact with kids who had chicken pocks when he was about 4 months and he never cought it. He will be 1 on friday, so hes still little but i always say the earlier the better. they do whinge abit but they cope so m uch better then a toddler/child

mistlethrush Mon 16-Jul-07 15:06:54

My ds, exclusively bf, got chicken pox at 3 months - so bf not necessarily a reason that he won't get it. Started off with Calamine, but was recommended something else that is less drying by pharmacist - sorry, can't remember the name, but I'm sure a repuatable chemist would help.

Razzled Mon 16-Jul-07 15:09:46

My dd1 is 3 and she's not liking it one bit. I think its going to be a rough week trying to get her to leave the spots alone. Well stocked in calamine lotionfor her

mumto2nuttybells Mon 16-Jul-07 15:14:26


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