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!!! HELP !!! CHICKENPOX !!! HELP !!!

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banned7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
A well known member of this very forum (who wishes not to be named) has contracted Chickenpox and now them and their family (inc young kids) have all started breaking out in it...he discovered he had it about 10 mins ago


What can they do...had it when I was a kid so cant remember what you do...Camomile lotion i think


Please help with tips etc to stop itchiness and I'll PM them the link


ULTRA SERIOUS THREAD
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banned7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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banned#1
they could take antihistamine if the itching is that bad, also staying ool rather than warm will help
#2
You get a KFC Deal of the century Chicken Box here http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=316552 .. and that does the whole family too, and you get 2 free peices of chicken :)
banned#3
StevenA2000_uk;4132346
You get a KFC Deal of the century Chicken Box here http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=316552 .. and that does the whole family too, and you get 2 free peices of chicken :)

loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool

BOX not POX smarty pants
#4
Thanx Sass
#5
you google for remedies.:-D
#6
Oops.
#7
I Know Who It Is. Oooh Im Special.
#8
I Do Not Have Dinopox
banned#9
raptorcigs
Oops.


plonker -lol

mind you im glad you did, its like talking to yourself on here at times ;-)
banned#10
raptorcigs;4132362
Thanx Sass


OMG...u got it too??
#11
I Have Dinoflu
banned#12
Sassie..Anon says thank you x
1 Like #13
My daughter had chicken pox before xmas. Not much you can do apart from apply calamine loition. It can make you feel tired and also sick. My daughter felt like this for just 1 day but had the pox for about a week before they started to dry up and scab. There's nothing the doctor can give.
#14
Who Is It?
banned#15
raptorcigs
Who Is It?


anon, do keep up
banned#16
borolad94;4132368
I Know Who It Is. Oooh Im Special.

not sam person I'm thinking of
raptorcigs;4132389
Who Is It?

not saying
1 Like #17
Do not scratch or it will leave scars
1 Like #18
calamine lotion hasn't been proven to stop the itching. when my boys had it i took them the doctors and they got a medicine to take to relieve the itching. i also bought calamine lotion and when they woke up at night would just rub that into them and it seemed to work. they could probs go to a walk in centre to get medication. they need to sleep with no pj's
banned#19
lyndsbowes;4132414
camomile lotion hasn't been proven to stop the itching. when my boys had it i took them the doctors and they got a medicine to take to relieve the itching. i also bought camomile lotion and when they woke up at night would just rub that into them and it seemed to work. they could probs go to a walk in centre to get medication. they need to sleep with no pj's


arent you suposed to stay away rather than go places as you can affect others? I know when I had measles years ago I was banned from coming into Docs and they sent Doc round (who looks exactly like Russell Grant weirdly)
#20
Medical masks, latex gloves, buckets of disinfectant & lab coats at the ready.

Anyway, enough of your fantasies Rappo, hope yer all better soon cos it ain't nice dude.
#21
ODB_69
arent you suposed to stay away rather than go places as you can affect others? I know when I had measles years ago I was banned from coming into Docs and they sent Doc round (who looks exactly like Russell Grant weirdly)


well yeah but are docs available to come out this time of eve? if they need help then they'll have to go somewhere
1 Like #23
ODB_69
arent you suposed to stay away rather than go places as you can affect others? I know when I had measles years ago I was banned from coming into Docs and they sent Doc round (who looks exactly like Russell Grant weirdly)


My two had it last year, and I'm pretty sure you are only contagious until the spots start to come out, but then advised not to go out until that started drying up :thumbsup:
banned#24
ODB_69
arent you suposed to stay away rather than go places as you can affect others? I know when I had measles years ago I was banned from coming into Docs and they sent Doc round (who looks exactly like Russell Grant weirdly)


the infectious part is before the spots, once the spots are out your not infectious if they ar not broken, the calamine cools the skin thats why it helps, if the itching is really bad tell them to get piraton (however it is spelt)
#25
"they sent Doc round (who looks exactly like Russell Grant weirdly)"

Wahey!!!!
banned#26
Thanks to Angelskinrach, Sharonwai, Lynds, MC & 'Steve' from Anon x
1 Like #27
Probably worth triming the kids fingernails so they cant scratch and cause later scarring. I remember being covered in camomile loition as a kid. Its potentially more serious if an adult gets it. (Shingles in an adult?).
Arent you immune to getting it later if you have had it as a child?
1 Like #28
try boots online because I know they do something for chicken pox nowdays I haven't tried it though. calamine lotions the one usually also when they scab and are very itchy i'd try a antihisthamine good luck!
#29
sassie;4132392
anon, do keep up

IS S/HE A NEW MEMBER THEN SASS,
HELLO ANON LOL
#30
Calamine lotion helped my son when he had it. I also added some drops of Lavendar essential oil to it. It helps with the itching too and also the healing process. Mittens on kids at night is good to stop the scratching. My understanding is that you are infectious before the spots come out untill the last one dries up. Stay away from pregnant women as can be bad for the baby.
[mod]#31
My 3 kids had it at Xmas.

Just got to ride it out with the lotion.

Also, if an adult male has it then best to get the balls checked. :-D
#32
sassie;4132392
anon, do keep up


lol.. the whole of 4chan has chicken pox?!
#33
oatmeal baths helped AM when he had it

Chuck some porrage in the foot of some tights and run it under the tap when the bath is running. Some say bicarbonate of soda in the bath helps too.
#34
is this a joke???
am i missing something???
why would someone want to stay anon about chix pox???

serious questions no hate here x x x
#35
just smother yourself in calamine lotion cause the itching drives ya nuts!!!!
1 Like #36
simple pain killers chlorphaneramine (piriton ) for itch but can make you sleepy so caution ,Calomine lotion OK but if wide spread old remody works well bicar soda half in bath and half made to paste works well you cannot get chickenpox if had (truely) it before, you can if not had before contract from somone with chickenpox or who has shingles
1 Like #37
It's not me but there might be some useful tips here..

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/319618/daughter-has-chicken-pox
1 Like #38
evesham65
simple pain killers chlorphaneramine (piriton ) for itch but can make you sleepy so caution ,Calomine lotion OK but if wide spread old remody works well bicar soda half in bath and half made to paste works well you cannot get chickenpox if had (truely) it before, you can if not had before contract from somone with chickenpox or who has shingles


sorry but that bit in bold is rubbish I know loads of people who have had it twice and I have a friend who had it 16 times by the time she was 18 (admittidly she had no immunity to it and was a medical mystery :lol: )
1 Like #39
There is no cure for chickenpox, and the virus usually clears up by itself, even without any treatment. However, there are some things you can do to help ease the symptoms.

Painkillers

If you or your child is in pain, or has a fever, then you can give them a mild painkiller, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen.

Liquid, sugar-free paracetamol should be given to children under the age of 12. Short term use of either paracetamol or ibuprofen will not usually cause any side effects. Paracetamol can be used at any stage during pregnancy and breastfeeding, but ibuprofen should not be used after 30 weeks of pregnancy.

Ibuprofen is also unsuitable if you have asthma, or a history of stomach problems, such as stomach ulcers. If you are unsure as to whether ibuprofen will be suitable for you or your child, check with your GP, nurse or pharmacist. If your child is younger than three months old, always speak to your GP before you provide your child with any kind of pain relief.

Aspirin

If you suspect that your child has chickenpox, or if they have been diagnosed with the condition, it is very important that you do not give them aspirin. Children under 16 years of age should never be given aspirin, but is particularly important that your child does not take aspirin if they have a viral infection like chickenpox.

Medical studies have shown that there is a link between treating children who have chickenpox with aspirin, and the potentially fatal condition, known as Reye's syndrome. This condition almost always affects children and teenagers, and can cause severe brain and liver damage, as well as affecting other parts of the body. If Reye's syndrome is not diagnosed quickly, it can lead to disability and, in some cases, death.

Speak to your GP, or pharmacist, if you are unsure about which medicines you should give your child.

Fluids

Try to drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Sugar-free ice-lollies help to lower temperature and give children fluids, as well as soothing a sore mouth if it has become infected. They may be used in children over the age of four. Avoid food that may make your mouth sore (such as salty foods) and try having soups as they are easy to swallow (just make sure the soup is not too hot).

Fingernails

Keep children's fingernails clean and short to stop deep scratching. You may also consider putting socks over your child's hands at night to stop them scratching the rash as they sleep. This will also prevent any future scarring from the itching of scabs.

Clothing

If your child has a fever, or if their skin is sore and aggravated, then dress them appropriately to avoid overheating, or shivering. If you or your child has chickenpox, it is best to wear loose-fitting, smooth, cotton fabrics. This will help stop the skin from becoming sore and irritated.

Calamine lotion

If your child's skin is very itchy or sore, you could try using calamine lotion. This lotion is very safe to use, and will have a soothing, cooling effect on the skin.

Tepid sponging

If your child has chickenpox, avoid tepid (lukewarm) sponging.

Aciclovir

If you develop chickenpox whilst you are pregnant you may have to take an antiviral medicine, known as aciclovir. This ideally needs to be started within 24 hours of your rash appearing. It does not cure chickenpox, but does make the symptoms less severe.

If you are taking aciclovir, you should make sure you drink plenty of fluids.

You will normally have to take this medicine five times a day (at four hourly intervals) for seven days. This medicine may also be prescribed to newborn babies and, people with a weakened immune system who develop chickenpox, as they too are more at risk of developing complications.

from nhsdirect.co.uk

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Chickenpox/Pages/Treatment.aspx?url=Pages/what-is-it.aspx
1 Like #40
try Calamine cream it works better than the lotion

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