Aveeno Dermexa bath emollient – I just love this range and think the oat base moisturises their skin and promotes healing. Using porridge oats wrapped in a muslin cloth and adding to the bath would do the same trick! Available here!
Calpol turned out to be essential to keep temperatures and sore throats (they had pox in their mouths and throats) at bay! My two certainly had very bad doses but if your little one goes off their food whilst they have the chicken pox it’s probably as a result of having blisters on their mouths and on their tonsils.. Not pleasant! Avoid Ibuprofen (Nurofen) unless really necessary as it has been suggested that its use during chicken pox infection may increase the liklihood of infection of the spots. More study on the area is needed. So use a paracetamol based (Calpol) pain reliever as first choice.
I hope this is helpful to anyone trying to navigate the maze of new products coming on stream for chicken pox – overall I would recommend poxclin, but I would urge you to undertake a patch test first to avoid the pain of an allergic reaction on top of the pox!
I hope you find this helpful and if you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to contact me by sending a private message to the WonderBaba facebook page (www.facebook.com/wonderbabacare) or by calling me (Sheena) at Milltown totalhealth Pharmacy in Dublin 6 on 012600262. I’m always happy to help!