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Daughter has chicken pox???

Mijooly Avatar
7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
Last Friday I noticed my 2 year daughter had a few spots under her arm and onto her chest. On monday night they were still there, so I decided to take her to the docs on Tuesday. I sent her to nursery on Tuesday morning, as she'd been fine and not at all unwell. When I picked her up to take her to the docs I was told that there was chicken pox in her class. So the doctor had a look and said yes it's probably chicken pox

My question is this, the spots are still there, not really blistered, not changed and not at all itchy. Could it be that she just has a mild case of it? Do they always itch?
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#1
Both my kids got chicken pox a few months ago, I've never had it myself. They didn't really scratch and didn't complain about it at all, they just looked terrible. I put some bicarbonate of soda in the bath as I'd heard that it helps.
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she could have a mild case or its slow to develop if they do appear and blister an excellent remedy to stop the itching is one drop of pure peppermint oil in a litre of water , shake well before applying to blisters and this will stop itching and scaring , used this on my children and it worked a treat
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can and do itch, bloody pustules

as for meds

Eurax is best for chicken pox, can get it with or without a prescription.

you can use this together with calamine lotion or calamine with aqueous cream
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melissa75
I put some bicarbonate of soda in the bath as I'd heard that it helps.


Similar to what we did. We used an old sock filled with porridge oats in the bath with them. Water goes all milky and that takes away the itching.
#5
omg i had chicken pox when i was lil', doesnt hurt or anything just random red dots appear all over the body.
give them a pen and play dot 2 dot!

I think it clears up within a week
#6
Thanks for the tips on how to sooth the itching, if she does get itchy but I'm thinking she can't possibly have CP as she's just her normal self

I also have a 8 month old, so I'm waiting to see if he gets any spots, if he does then I will know that she does have/ had it for sure :thumbsup:
#7
Chickenpox is a highly contagious illness caused by primary infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV). It generally begins with a vesicular skin rash appearing in two or three waves, mainly on the body and head rather than the hands and becoming itchy raw pockmarks, small open sores which heal mostly without scarring.

Chickenpox has a 10-21 day incubation period and is spread easily through aerosolized droplets from the nasopharynx of ill individuals or through direct contact with secretions from the rash. Following primary infection there is usually lifelong protective immunity from further episodes of chickenpox.

Chickenpox is rarely fatal, although it is generally more severe in adults than in children. Pregnant women and those with a suppressed immune system are at highest risk of serious complications. The most common late complication of chicken pox is shingles, caused by reactivation of the varicella zoster virus decades after the initial episode of chickenpox.
#8
Signs and symptoms

Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease that spreads from person to person by direct contact or by air from an infected person's coughing or sneezing. Touching the fluid from a chickenpox blister can also spread the disease. A person with chickenpox is contagious from one to five days before the rash appears. The contagious period continues until all blisters have formed scabs, which may take 5 to 10 days.[1] It takes from 10 to 21 days after contact with an infected person for someone to develop chickenpox.[2]

The chicken pox lesions (blisters) start as a two to four millimeter red papule which develops an irregular outline (a rose petal). A thin-walled, clear vesicle (dew drop) develops on top of the area of redness. This "dew drop on a rose petal" lesion is very characteristic of chickenpox. After about 8 to 12 hours the fluid in the vesicle becomes cloudy and the vesicle breaks leaving a crust. The fluid is highly contagious, but once the lesion crusts over, it is not considered contagious. The crust usually falls off after seven days sometimes leaving a crater-like scar. Although one lesion goes through this complete cycle in about seven days, another hallmark of chickenpox is that new lesions crop up every day for several days. Therefore it may be a week before new lesions stop appearing and existing lesions crust over. Children should not be sent back to school until all lesions have crusted over.[3]

It is not necessary to have physical contact with the infected person for the disease to spread. Infected persons can spread chickenpox before they know they have the disease, i.e. before any rash develops. They can infect others from about two days before the rash develops until all the sores have crusted over, usually four or five days after the rash starts.
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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6a/Smallpox_%28variola_orthopox_virus_%29_Early_Rash_vs_chickenpox.gif
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Mijooly
Thanks for the tips on how to sooth the itching, if she does get itchy but I'm thinking she can't possibly have CP as she's just her normal self

I also have a 8 month old, so I'm waiting to see if he gets any spots, if he does then I will know that she does have/ had it for sure :thumbsup:



If my kids hadn't got the spots to show it you wouldn't have known they were sick, they were running around and fighting as normal. They were just chuffed they got to spend a week off school.
#11
Thanks for posting the info Tanchi :thumbsup:

I've done lots of Google searches but I'm trying to find out if it's possible to have it without the itching - not so easy to search for this on Google!
#12
melissa75
If my kids hadn't got the spots to show it you wouldn't have known they were sick, they were running around and fighting as normal. They were just chuffed they got to spend a week off school.


Thanks Melissa75, that's the answer I wanted to hear and guess what - that's her name too!!

Did they itch?
#13
Mijooly
Thanks for posting the info Tanchi :thumbsup:

I've done lots of Google searches but I'm trying to find out if it's possible to have it without the itching - not so easy to search for this on Google!


when i was about 8, I had it and it didnt itch
#14
Tanchi
when i was about 8, I had it and it didnt itch


Fingers crossed it is then.

It'll be great to get it out of the way whilst I'm on maternity leave, lets hope the wee fella gets it too!

Rep to you all for being so helpful :-D
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Mijooly
Thanks for the tips on how to sooth the itching, if she does get itchy but I'm thinking she can't possibly have CP as she's just her normal self

I also have a 8 month old, so I'm waiting to see if he gets any spots, if he does then I will know that she does have/ had it for sure :thumbsup:



my 2nd child was about 7 months when he caught it off his brother and it came out once the older childs had cleared up, kept me up for about 3 nights crying. hopefully this won't happen to you, but may aswell get it out the way.
#16
Tanchi
omg i had chicken pox when i was lil', doesnt hurt or anything just random red dots appear all over the body.
give them a pen and play dot 2 dot!

I think it clears up within a week


I was going to say that about dot to dot. Then I thought it was mean and I would resist. Don't need to now as you beat me to it. I feel so better now :whistling:
#17
She's still got the spots, they've not changed, had them for nearly 2 weeks now

Not enough for dot to dot - I tried earlier!!!
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could it be molloscum (sp)?

http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/haRDIN/MD/pictures22/dermnet/molluscum_contagiosum_child01.jpg

Taken from the interweb

Molluscum contagiosum is a viral disease of the skin that causes small pink or skin-colored bumps on your child's skin. It is not harmful and usually does not have any other symptoms. The virus is inside the bumps and is mildly contagious over an extended period of time. These bumps usually clear on their own in six to nine months.

Molluscum contagiosum is caused by a virus called the poxvirus. It is most common in children and adolescents, although it can affect adults.

The bumps are small and are usually pink or skin-colored. Eventually, the bumps tend to have a small sunken center. The number of lesions a child has is usually between two to 20. The lesions usually occur in groups or clusters. They are not harmful, but may cause some cosmetic concern for the child if they appear on the face or other visible areas.


My daughter has had chicken pox and she has had mulloscum they are different.
#19
Hi Venus_1980

No I don't think it's molloscum, my friends daughter had these, so I have seen them in the flesh so to speak

The doctor thought it was chicken pox last tuesday but we're not so sure now as they haven't changed. Sent her to nursery yesterday and today, I suppose we'll just have to keep an eye on them

Thanks for your help

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