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Chicken pox on genitalia. Advice & tips please.

(10 Posts)
Slubberdegullion Wed 22-Aug-07 12:00:44

Bothh dds have chicken pox atm.

dd1 is fine.

dd2 is covered, but her vulva and anus and now just one huge red weepy vesicle. She is going demented, poor thing can not leave it alone .

So far we are maxing out on the piriton/neurofen/paracetamol combo.

She has calamine & gycerine cream smeared all over the area (but is constantly being removed my wayward scratchy fingers).

We have done the bicarb baths and porridge in a sock baths (spent over an hour with her in the bath at 1.30am last night), but this morning when I tried another one she just screamed and screamed.

Finger nails have been cut short.

I am trying to keep hands out of nappy....not v succesfull unless something good is on Cbeebies.

Anything else I can try?

SaintGeorge Wed 22-Aug-07 12:20:00

Zinc and castor oil cream. Brilliant for chicken pox and nappy rash so would seem ideal for this.

Poor DD .

saffymum Wed 22-Aug-07 12:23:50

I'm so sorry to hear this, I had very bad CP as a 9 year old (in my ears, mouth pads of hands) and it looks like you have really tried everything, its just a terrible bug. Good luck and gentle hugs to your littleones. ps make sure they wear sunblock in the sun if we get any over the next weeks and get a high strength vitamin E oil like Bio oil and put it on the scabs otherwise they might be left with little scars when the spots drop off. Vit E oil works wonders and will help prevent.

mckenzie Wed 22-Aug-07 12:39:30

try Rhus Tox homeopathy rememdy. It was recommended to me when DD got it very badly (after DS getting it very mildly). We had to take DD to the doctors because she ahd spots in her eyes and when we bumped into him a few days later he could not believe it was the same child because they had healed so quickly. Now whether that was because of the rhus tox or not I'll never know but for the sake of a few £ and a few tablets, it's worht a go huh?

MamaG Wed 22-Aug-07 12:42:22

OH the poor little girl. You've done everything I was going to suggest, but sorry to hear this

serenity Wed 22-Aug-07 12:47:43

I would take her to the GP just to make sure they haven't become infected. DD had the same thing (and I spent a whole night sitting up on the sofa holding her whilst she did the scream/doze cycle) before I cracked and rang the out of hours doctor. It's very, very easy for them to get infected down there, and it's very painful when they are. IIRC we were given antibiotic cream as well as the oral one and it worked very quickly.

Slubberdegullion Wed 22-Aug-07 13:03:26

Thanks for the replies every one.

My mother is coming round this afternoon to give me a short break so I can nip out to the shops. Will get zinc and castor oil cream, vit E cream, and may try the homeopathy (God I'm willing to try or pay anything, this is pox is hideous). Will Boots sell the homeopathic stuff mckenzie?

DH is a GP so I will get him to look for infection when he gets in tonight.

MN has been my resouce for all these things...much more useful than DH [weak]

Slubberdegullion Wed 22-Aug-07 13:08:04

sorry my is weak, not DH!

mckenzie Wed 22-Aug-07 13:19:32

you should be able to get it in Boots Slubberdegullion. I got DD to take it by telling her it was a sweet to make her feel better.

Anonymama Wed 22-Aug-07 13:23:30

pharmicist recommended calamine cream (as opposed to lotion) which he said dried things out less. Sounds like your DD is having a terrible time of it, I hope she gets better soon. It's the hardest thing in the world to see them in discomfort or pain, and hard on you to be there 24/7 providing the comfort, but hopefully things will improve soon.

Someone else also recommended aloe vera for CP itching, although the pharmicist said that some kids can have reactions to this, so you might want to do a bit more research.

All the best.

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