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Anyone know what can stop the itchyness, and overall just how to handle this. Doctor's said paracetamol for the headaches which I am taking, and also what kind of foods/drink should I take/avoid. Than…
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
Anyone know what can stop the itchyness, and overall just how to handle this. Doctor's said paracetamol for the headaches which I am taking, and also what kind of foods/drink should I take/avoid. Thanks
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#1
Calamine lotion rubbed on the spots really help. Its a pink chalky liquid. Pharmacy should sell it
#2
Calemine lotion. Age old remedy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calamine
#3
Good old fashioned Calamine Lotion for the spots, if its very bad docs can give you some anti-histamines to stop the itching. AND DON'T SCRATCH !!!
#4
DIVA1977
Calamine lotion rubbed on the spots really help. Its a pink chalky liquid. Pharmacy should sell it


Afterburner
Calemine lotion. Age old remedy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calamine


Thanks a few others have suggested it, but sadly since I can't go outdoors I have to wait until my parent gets back from work :(
#5
KazzyD
Good old fashioned Camomile Lotion for the spots, if its very bad docs can give you some anti-histamines to stop the itching. AND DON'T SCRATCH !!!


Thanks, and all I do is scratch, it's so hard not to lol
#6
Bhav007
Thanks a few others have suggested it, but sadly since I can't go outdoors I have to wait until my parent gets back from work :(


Cant a friend buy it and post it thru letter box for you???
#7
is it for you hon? how old are u?

chicken pox is nasty if it comes after puberty, you need to rest up and drink lots of drinks x x
#8
Bhav007
Thanks, and all I do is scratch, it's so hard not to lol
if you must scratch, scratch around the spot, not on it. The sensation will be similar but you won't rupture the pustule. If you do that you'll be permanently scarred. This works for mosquito bites too.
#9
DIVA1977
Cant a friend buy it and post it thru letter box for you???


All at college, so i'd have to wait until 2-3pm or so.

I only got it yesterday, realised it was c-pox in the afternoon, went doctors where they diagnosed it, so this is only the second day :( Does it get gradually worse
#10
ClarityofMind
is it for you hon? how old are u?

chicken pox is nasty if it comes after puberty, you need to rest up and drink lots of drinks x x
Aren't you thinking of the mumps? After puberty in males mumps can cause bilateral atrophy of the testicles. Not sure if chicken pox is any more difficult later on in life.
#11
A cool bath or shower will help reduce the itchiness (but don't rub yourself dry afterwards!)
#12
ClarityofMind
is it for you hon? how old are u?

chicken pox is nasty if it comes after puberty, you need to rest up and drink lots of drinks x x


Yeah it's for me :'( I'm 19, I wish I had got it earlier but I guess I should be happy I didn't get it while I had a job. I've been drinking lots of water, but can't sleep because of a bad headache. I guess the computer doesn't help it but nothing else I can do all day lol. Thankss

Afterburner
if you must scratch, scratch around the spot, not on it. The sensation will be similar but you won't rupture the pustule. If you do that you'll be permanently scarred. This works for mosquito bites too.


Thanks yeah i've been doing that, i've also been slapping them, it kind of helps I guess
#13
You could try putting some aftersun lotion on if you have any in the house, thats supposed to contain something to calm down the irratation and itching so it might help, especially if you have some Aloe Vera.
#14
Bhav007
All at college, so i'd have to wait until 2-3pm or so.

I only got it yesterday, realised it was c-pox in the afternoon, went doctors where they diagnosed it, so this is only the second day :( Does it get gradually worse


Didn't the docs prescribe you anything?

You can take antihistamines such a piriton to help ease the itching and calamine lotion ( dont swallow this, its like a cream, goes on the spots! )as others have said. Paracetamol to ease the aches and pains. Mostly you are just gonna have to rest up and enjoy your ten days or so confinement.

Feel sorry for you. Nasty thing to have beyond childhood.

You may get waves of the spots for the next few days. You're infectious till they have all scabbed over. xx
#15
cis_groupie
A cool bath or shower will help reduce the itchiness (but don't rub yourself dry afterwards!)


Apparently an oatmeal bath is good too, I may have one, and yeah I've been dabbing myself dry
#16
having a hot bath will bring them out a lot quicker if they only just started to appear and yeah calomine lation helps with the itching.
#17
You need some cotton wool to dab the lotion on with,be better buy the pleated on a roll stuff you break off rather than the small balls.
Most people only get it once,you be pleased to hear but some people have said they had it more than once.Shame you not got as a child,mine both had a few years back now.
#18
Don't use calamine lotion on your spots to stop the itching, it will wet the scabs to much and they will fall of leaving scars, instead use priton medicine or tablets and works upto round 6 hours. You can but priton over the counter at chemists or even in supermarkets.

Hope you feel better soon. Oh and dont forget to drink plenty of fluids.
#19
baking soda (approx 1 cup in a bath) or cornstarch (approx half a cup in a bath) will reduce itching
#20
KazzyD
You could try putting some aftersun lotion on if you have any in the house, thats supposed to contain something to calm down the irratation and itching so it might help, especially if you have some Aloe Vera.


Thanks will look

ClarityofMind
Didn't the docs prescribe you anything?

You can take antihistamines such a piriton to help ease the itching and calamine lotion ( dont swallow this, its like a cream, goes on the spots! )as others have said. Paracetamol to ease the aches and pains. Mostly you are just gonna have to rest up and enjoy your ten days or so confinement.

Feel sorry for you. Nasty thing to have beyond childhood.

You may get waves of the spots for the next few days. You're infectious till they have all scabbed over. xx


Nope, nothing, it was an emergenct appointment and tbh she didn't seem that bothered, just told me to take pctml :( I just looked at my body under a bright light, and saw many more spots then I could before. I've got calamine lotion now and it it helping slightly

starsparkle2311
Have you got any porridge oats in the house, I was watching Family Guy the other night and Stewie had a bath in them,lol, it may help until you get some calamine:thumbsup:

You could always soak some and use in the same way as calamine.


Haven't got any no but will try and get some if it gets worse!

linda turnock
having a hot bath will bring them out a lot quicker if they only just started to appear and yeah calomine lation helps with the itching.


Only been having warm showers so far was told by a few ppl to avoid hot water

Mum2Connor&Cerys
You need some cotton wool to dab the lotion on with,be better buy the pleated on a roll stuff you break off rather than the small balls.
Most people only get it once,you be pleased to hear but some people have said they had it more than once.Shame you not got as a child,mine both had a few years back now.


Oops already dabbed it with my finger lol. Yeah hope no one gets it again it's a pain.

JAYKAY72
Don't use calamine lotion on your spots to stop the itching, it will wet the scabs to much and they will fall of leaving scars, instead use priton medicine or tablets and works upto round 6 hours. You can but priton over the counter at chemists or even in supermarkets.

Hope you feel better soon. Oh and dont forget to drink plenty of fluids.


Damn too late too! My bad, i've used the lotion for now, but will try and get alternatives by tomorrow.

Thanks all for your help
#21
kelly_o_fanatic
baking soda (approx 1 cup in a bath) or cornstarch (approx half a cup in a bath) will reduce itching


So many things to try!! Thansk
#22
starsparkle2311
Have you got any porridge oats in the house, I was watching Family Guy the other night and Stewie had a bath in them,lol, it may help until you get some calamine:thumbsup:

You could always soak some and use in the same way as calamine.


Sounds like covering yourself in cold porridge. LOL. Maybe though it might be just what is required. Surely it would be cooling.
Added bonus is you wont need to get up to eat. Eewww
#23
oh thats crap u got c-pox at 19...... the younger the easier it is....
#24
Hopefully you recover quick,and you be less irratable after a week or so.I can't really remember much as I had it as a child and with my 2,the eldest got it 1st,and he managed fine,didn't scratch,it didn't bother him.Then his sister got it,about 2 weeks later,I didn't think she would but incubation period before breakout is obviosuly a while,and she was really bad with it,had way more on her body,I took her to GP as I called up and said she had excema too,and they said at reception she better come in,otherwise I wouldn't bother taking a child to GP about C/Pox,not early on if managable.
We lucky too,the scabs had just all come off her a few days before were due on holiday,only to France but still customs might not liked.
#25
Oh you poor thing - I had then when I was 30 - yuk. Put a packet of wet wipes in the fridge and use them often on the bits that itch - sounds bizarre - but I was on my own with 2 under 2 when I had it and this was all there was to hand and it worked a treat and stopped the tears!!!
#26
magicbeans
oh thats crap u got c-pox at 19...... the younger the easier it is....


I know it sucks don't it. It's such nice weather (now), was gonna go to goals but can't even do that. It's very frustrating but I guess 10 days will go eventually.

Mum2Connor&Cerys
Hopefully you recover quick,and you be less irratable after a week or so.I can't really remember much as I had it as a child and with my 2,the eldest got it 1st,and he managed fine,didn't scratch,it didn't bother him.Then his sister got it,about 2 weeks later,I didn't think she would but incubation period before breakout is obviosuly a while,and she was really bad with it,had way more on her body,I took her to GP as I called up and said she had excema too,and they said at reception she better come in,otherwise I wouldn't bother taking a child to GP about C/Pox,not early on if managable.
We lucky too,the scabs had just all come off her a few days before were due on holiday,only to France but still customs might not liked.


Thanks hopefully they'll go quick

d-j mitch
Oh you poor thing - I had then when I was 30 - yuk. Put a packet of wet wipes in the fridge and use them often on the bits that itch - sounds bizarre - but I was on my own with 2 under 2 when I had it and this was all there was to hand and it worked a treat and stopped the tears!!!


Thanks, that sounds intriguing I may just try it!

Calamine Cream has helped a bit, but there are a few on my face that I can't put cream on that are buggin me
#27
If you have a fan in the house that will cool the skin which calms the itching as well as use the lotion already suggested

Hope you feel better soon
#28
Wenchybev
If you have a fan in the house that will cool the skin which calms the itching as well as use the lotion already suggested

Hope you feel better soon


Ok will use that to get to sleep, thanks!
#29
3rd day today, spots are itching more but the cream helps, the spots on my forehead and scalp are giving me major headaches though
#30
My spots have scabbed, how much longer until it's no longer a threat to go outside??
#31
DIVA1977
Calamine lotion rubbed on the spots really help. Its a pink chalky liquid. Pharmacy should sell it


i remeber having that as a kid, mum used to keep it in the fridge, nice & cool !
#32
Bhav007
My spots have scabbed, how much longer until it's no longer a threat to go outside??


I think there no risk once scabbed over.
#33
Are they still erupting (they should be as they do this for about a week) then you wait for the last spot to scab over and you are safe.

Make sure you do wait til they are scabbed over - You don't want to pass this onto some poor unsuspecting pregnant lady or an elderly person.

It's only been a few days- you are usually out of action for nearly 2 weeks
#34
It will be 1 week on wednesday. Damn I guess I will wait or get some medical advice

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