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Chicken Pox Remedies
Health 31.10.19 

Chicken Pox Remedies

Chicken Pox Remedies 

Chickenpox is common and mostly affects children, although you can get it at any age. It usually gets better by itself within a week without needing to see a GP.  Chicken pox is when a child’s body becomes covered in itchy red spots.  Keep reading to find out the best chicken pox remedies!

Chicken Pox Remedies

  • Calamine Lotion – Calamine lotion can help reduce itching. This lotion contains skin-soothing properties, including zinc oxide. Use a clean finger or cotton swab to dab or spread calamine lotion on itchy skin areas. You shouldn’t use calamine lotion on or around chickenpox on your eyes.
  • Socks/Gloves – Make sure that your child isn’t itching themselves in their sleep by putting socks and gloves on them. If they scratch spots they will become sore and painful so this is a great way to prevent the chicken pox getting any worse.
  • Baking Soda – By putting one cup of baking soda into a bath and letting your child soak for 20 minutes, you will reduce the soreness of the spots.
  • Paracetamol – Child friendly paracetamol is a great way to reduce the pain from the spots and the flu like symptoms they may also be experiencing.
  • Ice Lollies – Chicken pox can spread to inside your child’s mouth. If their mouth is sore and they are struggling to eat, you may wish to give them ice lollies to help to numb some of the pain.
  • Cooling Cream – You can purchase creams that prevent itching, these should prevent your child from scratching their skin and getting scars.

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