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Chicken Pox on Nappy Rash ...

(30 Posts)
Twiglett Wed 20-Apr-05 21:52:42

what do I do for that?

DD's poor bum is quite red but with loads of blisters on it (the pox seem to be clustering around the already nappy rashed skin )

nervous of using any cream in case it irritates the pox (some are popping at the mo)

trying to keep her bum in the open air as much as possible

any suggestions?

Libb Wed 20-Apr-05 21:54:01

I am as useful as a chocolate fireguard but still thinking of you xxx hope your darling feels better soon.

tiffini Wed 20-Apr-05 21:57:07

baking powder in the bath water will soothe, and help dry up the rask.

tiffini Wed 20-Apr-05 21:58:08

rash !!!!

Twiglett Wed 20-Apr-05 21:59:08

bicarb of soda and oatmeal baths a plenty

tiffini Wed 20-Apr-05 22:01:18

also cooking salt ( not table salt ) is good in the bath for healing, and it will not sting.

SaintGeorge Wed 20-Apr-05 22:04:35

Zinc and Castor Oil cream.

Messy but worth it. As an old hand with chicken pox (me not the kids, I have no immunity to it) I highly recommend it. Better than calamine as it doesn't dry up and cause more itching. Intended to be used as nappy rash treatment so great for doing both jobs at once.

Twiglett Wed 20-Apr-05 22:07:26

Thanks for kind thoughts Libb

Thanks for advice Tiffini

Saint George - that sounds perfect - is it something I can buy from chemist or do I mix 2 ingredients?

SaintGeorge Wed 20-Apr-05 22:08:09

I used to get it from chemist - haven't bought any in ages though so don't know if still available.

JoolsToo Wed 20-Apr-05 22:09:29

ah - we used to put zinc and castor oil creams on babies bums in the old days!

SaintGeorge Wed 20-Apr-05 22:09:44

found it on Google so still available.

SaintGeorge Wed 20-Apr-05 22:10:26

Think that's why I probably first bought it Jools - my mum recommended it

JoolsToo Wed 20-Apr-05 22:12:05

mum knows best

Twiglett Wed 20-Apr-05 22:13:48

my mum doesn't

Twiglett Wed 20-Apr-05 22:14:13

she thinks borscht is drinkable

JoolsToo Wed 20-Apr-05 22:14:46

oh I don't know - her daughter turned out pretty good

JoolsToo Wed 20-Apr-05 22:15:21

I don't even know what 'borscht' is!

Twiglett Wed 20-Apr-05 22:15:33

(Unless you were talking about one of my sisters of course )

Twiglett Wed 20-Apr-05 22:16:32


Twiglett Wed 20-Apr-05 22:17:31

weird how borscht popped into my head as an example though ... she tried to make me drink it when I was about 9 and I haven't thought about it since

JoolsToo Wed 20-Apr-05 22:19:34

didn't know you had a sister

beetroot - bleurgghhhhhh

oops! not YOU beetroot!

Twiglett Wed 20-Apr-05 22:19:56

I have 3 of them

Twiglett Wed 20-Apr-05 22:20:07

sisters not beetroot

JoolsToo Wed 20-Apr-05 22:20:55

if beetroots were turnips and you had them you'd be rich

I feel for your dad

Twiglett Wed 20-Apr-05 22:22:32

he's a very quiet man, sits in a corner and rocks mainly

turnip surprise anyone??

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