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What to put on chicken pox to help with itch?

(8 Posts)
KerryMum Tue 15-Jul-08 14:05:47

please. Can't remember from when ds1 had them. He was on anti-virals at the time because of his severe eczema so that helped a lot. ds2 has them now.

Fimbo Tue 15-Jul-08 14:06:59

Calamine lotion, although it is a bit messy.

izzybiz Tue 15-Jul-08 14:07:08

I think they can use Piriton, and you can now get Calamine cream, so it doesn't dry out and make the itch worse!

Clary Tue 15-Jul-08 14:07:42

Eurax. It’s the bee’s knees. Lasts for about 4 hours and you can literally see when it wears off (they start to itch)

Sidge Tue 15-Jul-08 14:08:05

In my experience very little topically helps the itching. You can try calamine lotion or Eurax, or put bicarb of soda in the bath but I found the only thing that helped mine was taking antihistamines.

islandofsodor Tue 15-Jul-08 14:11:08

Eurax lotuin. It doesn't dry out like calamine and is very soothing. It doesn't need to keep being reapplied.

Also I found piriton really helped my two.

KerryMum Tue 15-Jul-08 14:11:26

I ahve this Anthisan stuff for bugs bites and nettle rash will that help at all?

I have antihistamines

TheMadHouse Tue 15-Jul-08 14:14:49

KerryMum My two have just had it and DS1 has serve exzema, we used calamine and aqueas cream and also somethin call PoxiCiln it worked a treat.

Piriton made mine hyper.

Bicarbe and oats in the bath also help loads

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