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calomine lotion - any good? what other remedies/meds have you used for chicken pox?
Bicarb baths definitly helped my kids. Also, putting some oats into an old pair of tights or something similar and swirling that round in the bath water. Try to keep cool. If really bad try some antihistimine syrup, especially at bedtime because it makes them sleepy as well.
Bicarb baths, piriton and aloe vera gelee for healing the spots. dd had loads and we covered her in this, kept in the frigde so lovely and cold, and all of her spots seemed to scab and heal very quickly. They are practically gone now.
Piriton, porridge oats in the bath (as seeline said, put them in old tights and swirl them around till the water's murky - they really work brilliantly) - also, once they're at the scabby stage, put some salt in the bath water to help with the healing.
my toddler is just getin over it, with thankfuly not too much fuss. we found that savlon worked really well. he felt like he was getting some attention...having cream put on, but they seem to have crusted over really quick.....could be his body, could be savlon!