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    think my son who is 19 months has chicken pox :(

    SuperEd
    started with 2 spots this morning on his neck, had a bath a while ago and got more on his back (about 5) and 2 on his arm.

    No sign as yet of my 6 month old getting it

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    phone dr in morning or go hospital nano.

    black gerbil1;8404338

    phone dr in morning or go hospital nano.



    for chicken pox?


    April is often when kids get it for some reason, they are good ages to get it as its out of the way so they don't miss school and they shouldn't scratch too much. little one will most prob get it in about 2 wks :thumbsup:

    they should look like tiny blisters which will start to scab in about 5 days. piriton can help, as can calamine cream. hth and they are better soon

    calamine cream or lotion dr,wont do anything
    hope he gets better soon


    wait 2 weeks and your other child will get them

    black gerbil1;8404338

    phone dr in morning or go hospital nano.



    agree totally cannot be to careful with kids you tried the cup trick to make sure not meningitis, it could be measles or chicken pox so definately docs

    Get some Calamine lotion to dap on the spots to help the stop the irritation. My son only had it very mild when he was around 2 years, didn't bother him much at all. Hope he dosen't get too many spots.

    Original Poster SuperEd

    yeh hes a bit miserable tonight (sleeping now) but see how he is in the morning

    Original Poster SuperEd

    missismop;8404389

    calamine cream or lotion dr,wont do anything hope he gets better soonwait … calamine cream or lotion dr,wont do anything hope he gets better soonwait 2 weeks and your other child will get them



    leilahfun;8404403

    Get some Calamine lotion to dap on the spots to help the stop the … Get some Calamine lotion to dap on the spots to help the stop the irritation. My son only had it very mild when he was around 2 years, didn't bother him much at all. Hope he dosen't get too many spots.



    yeh will get some cream tomorrow morning :thumbsup: as got some atm

    goonertillidie;8404449

    yeh will get some cream tomorrow morning :thumbsup: as got some atm



    Make sure you have some calpol as well - they sometimes get a temp.............our daughter had chicken pox at 6 months. :-(

    Original Poster SuperEd

    gari189;8404525

    Make sure you have some calpol as well - they sometimes get a … Make sure you have some calpol as well - they sometimes get a temp.............our daughter had chicken pox at 6 months. :-(



    yeh given him that before he went to sleep :thumbsup: how long did it last? 1-2 weeks?

    Yh, 2 weeks:thumbsup:

    owens101;8404385

    for chicken pox?April is often when kids get it for some reason,



    I didn't know that but mine both had it in April year b4 last.

    Original Poster SuperEd

    yeh just read march - may

    not been through this yet i have a nearly 4 year old and a 1 year old, sure i'll panic when they do tho

    chicken pox spots are easily identified by 2nd day they are definate eruptions - you can self diagnose easily. some children are poorly with them but it is a common childhood illness - go and see your doc if you are really concerned about your child - otherwise paracetamol and calamine should do the trick. my three have all had it to differing levels.once scabs are fully formed over pus type spots most people think that the contagion is over. Its amazing how that 2 week rule is so accurate our school had pupils going down with chicken pox every other friday for a while. good luck hope its a mild dose for your child .

    about 4wks i posted a request on here cuz it looked like my son had chicken pox and it turned out he did started with a small blister only had a few for a few days then 4 days later the poor begger was covered in them, someone suggested eurax cream and i have to say sooooo much better than calomine lotion the lotion seemed to make his itching worse, take him to docs in the morning and keep an eye on him as a few of my sons went septic (he did suffer bless him) also give the small one an anti histermine tablet that also calmed my son down. good luck its defo a parents testing patient time x

    Original Poster SuperEd

    keli;8405038

    about 4wks i posted a request on here cuz it looked like my son had … about 4wks i posted a request on here cuz it looked like my son had chicken pox and it turned out he did started with a small blister only had a few for a few days then 4 days later the poor begger was covered in them, someone suggested eurax cream and i have to say sooooo much better than calomine lotion the lotion seemed to make his itching worse, take him to docs in the morning and keep an eye on him as a few of my sons went septic (he did suffer bless him) also give the small one an anti histermine tablet that also calmed my son down. good luck its defo a parents testing patient time x



    thought you had to stay away from docs (pregnant women/babies) ?

    yeh we had an emergency appointment had to go basically last appointment and wait outside, just phone the docs and say you think he may have chicken pox and they will then sort you probably a late or fiirst thing appointment

    My little lad had them not so long ago he was 12 months, was awful seeing him like that but I suppose the younger they get them the better in a way, hope yours doesnt have them bad,careful when they scab over, he scratched a few off and he is scarred.

    ps, we thought he escaped it, his sister had them around 2.5weeks before, incubation period or something (no doubt someone will come along and tell me I am wrong lol) but it may be a while before a sibling shows signs.

    Original Poster SuperEd

    thank you everybody for all your advice

    has he any more this morning?

    was it chicken pox?
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