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Advice on Chickenpox please, how do i treat it???

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maddyd Fri 24-Jun-05 16:28:35

My dd who is 3 has just sprouted spots bless her. I have never had it and niether has my eldest. Do i need to give her anything other than the calamine? Would piriton stop the itching?

Many Thanks in advance. xxxx

jessicasmummy Fri 24-Jun-05 16:29:32

loads of CP threads going round at the moment...

piriton is fine
porridge oats or bicarb of soda in the bath
calemine lotion
calpol if temp

HTH

Moomin Fri 24-Jun-05 16:30:47

If you can get some aloe vera gel, we found this to be a godsend - much better than calamine, and much less messy too.

Cool baths help as well (esp in this weather).
Not sure about the piriton - we found the aloe vera gel took care of most of the itching anyway. HTH

maddyd Fri 24-Jun-05 16:39:01

Porridge oats?????

jessicasmummy Fri 24-Jun-05 16:39:25

apparently so - soothes the itching in the bath!

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