My 18month old has chicken pox fairly bad.. is there anything differnt i can try to sooth him :o( xx

Lexi - posted on 03/31/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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i've tried all the old and normal stuff but just wondered if any of u had any ideas xx

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Sunrise - posted on 04/09/2010

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Yes there is a vaxination but it's not 100% preventable. Once a child has had it they cannot get it again, the only increased risk is that once you've had pox your risk of having shingles later in life is greater.

Sunrise - posted on 04/08/2010

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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.

Lexi - posted on 03/31/2010

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have not tried oatmeal bath as yet. but calamine is soothing him but some places i just cant get to :'( x

Carolyn - posted on 03/31/2010

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The only thing I know to do is an oatmeal bath. I'm sure you've tried that, though.

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