chicken pox treatment and chicken pox symptoms
Ok your little one is getting red spots all over and they are starting to get very itchy might be chicken pox symptoms.
Here is some information from a nhs website
The most commonly recognised chickenpox symptom is a red rash that can cover the entire body.
However, even before the rash appears, you or your child may have some mild flu-like symptoms, including:
a high temperature (fever) of 38ºC (100.4ºF) or over
aching, painful muscles
generally feeling unwell
loss of appetite
These flu-like symptoms, especially the fever, tend to be worse in adults than in children.
Soon after the flu-like symptoms, an itchy rash appears. Some children and adults may only have a few spots, but others are covered from head to toe.
The spots normally appear in clusters and tend to be:
behind the ears
on the face
over the scalp
under the arms
on the chest and stomach
on the arms and legs
But the spots can be anywhere on the body, even inside the ears and mouth, on the palms of the hands, soles of the feet and inside the nappy area.
Although the rash starts as small, itchy red spots, after about 12-14 hours the spots develop a blister on top and become intensely itchy.
After a day or two, the fluid in the blisters gets cloudy and they begin to dry out and crust over.
After one to two weeks, the crusting skin will fall off naturally.
New spots can keep appearing in waves for three to five days after the rash begins. Therefore different clusters of spots may be at different stages of blistering or drying out.
Read more about how to ease the itchiness and other symptoms of chickenpox in our section on chickenpox treatments.
Find out what you can do to stop chickenpox spreading.
Most healthy children (and adults) recover from chickenpox with no lasting ill-effects simply by resting, just as with a cold or flu.
But some children and adults are unlucky and have a more severe bout than usual.
Contact your GP straight away if you or your child develop any abnormal symptoms, for example:
if the skin surrounding the blisters becomes red and painful
if you or your child start to get pain in the chest or have difficulty breathing
I have took a little bit of time looking for different other relief methods for
treating with the chicken pox.
Check some of the chicken pox treatments below
PIETARSOL in the bath is brilliant!
Hypericum oil is soothing.
Rub coconut oil on them.
bath in salt is great especially himalayan salt.
A swim in the sea if you are near the sea.
Half a tub of baking soda in a shallow bath is good.
Rub spots with a wet cloth using water and baking soda.
Rub spots with a wet cloth using water and himalayan salt
Rub spots with a wet cloth using colloidal silver
colloidal silver also stops them infecting…
Have an oatmeal bath – just pop some oats in the blender/processor
to chop them up and wet in the bath and then cover the itchy spots
with it! It’s soothing and amazing for the skin.
Neem oil is good for healing itchiness and heals also eczema and psoriasis
Aloe vera juice for a sore tummy
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