chicken pox 7 week baby - HELP

Saira - posted on 03/16/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My 7 week old baby girl has chicken pox; so the doctor says. Her first spot appeared yesterday and more bilisters are appearing today on and around her body. Can anyone give some advice on how to handle her or experiences of their babies... need some support.

p.s. using camalmine lotion

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The best thing you can do is make sure she is drinking plenty - babies can become dehydrated very quickly. If she seems in pain ask the chemist/doctor if you could guve her some children's paracetamol. Make sure her nails aren't too long and if she's scratching make sure she wears scratch mitts day and night to prevent the blisters becoming infected. Hope it clears up soon!

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Saira - posted on 03/17/2010

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thanks to all the mums for the ideas; ive tried the oatmeal bath with her. and im keeping her hydrated as much as possible. but its awful to watch her go through this. hopefully she recovers soon. ill try leaving her nappy open as well cos she has bilsters there today.

Kiffany - posted on 03/16/2010

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i love to research anything wrong with the kids or babies heres what i found=
If your child wears nappies, leave them off when you can to let the blisters dry.
Make sure your child gets plenty of rest and lots to drink.
Natural skin care chickenpox: Apply calamine lotion on the rash and try adding a handful of oatmeal, baking soda or an over the counter anti- itch bath powder.
Try a child's dose of an over the counter anti histamine.
For sores inside the mouth, make a mouth wash of one half-teaspoon salt in a glass of warm water.
Let the child suck on ice chips and juice bars, they ease pain and add fluids.
Keep your child's skin, clothes and bed linen's clean.
To keep your child from breaking the blisters, trim the fingernails or cover his/ her hands with socks or mittens.

Amanda - posted on 03/16/2010

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maybe oatmeal baths would help soothe her a little...poor baby hope it clears up soon

Jessica - posted on 03/16/2010

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Aww poor baby, that is so young to get them!! I have no idea what would help, I'd ask your doctor what to do.

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