My 18month old has chicken pox fairly bad.. is there anything differnt i can try to sooth him :o( xx
Sunrise - posted on 04/08/2010
An excerpt, which basically backs up what Carolyn and Joanna mentioned
While your toddler's recuperating, the most comforting thing you can do is relieve the itching. Give her a cool bath every three to four hours. Sprinkle baking soda or colloidal oatmeal (made specifically for the bath) into the water for added relief. (You can also use uncooked oats. Tie them in a cheesecloth bag and toss it in the tub.) After the bath, put calamine lotion on the itchy spots.
It may seem like an impossible task, but try to keep your toddler from picking and scratching her sores, which can slow the healing process. Sores that aren't allowed to heal can leave scars or lead to skin infections such as impetigo. Keeping your child's nails short can help.
Bring down your toddler's fever with acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Never give aspirin to your child as it can trigger Reye's syndrome, a rare but potentially deadly condition.
If your toddler seems really uncomfortable, you might try giving her the proper dose of an over-the-counter children's antihistamine to help reduce the itching.
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