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04-30-2007, 01:53 PM
My lil Ethan has chicken pox and is miserable! Does anyone know of any old time remedies to help them all come out at once , or do I really just have to wait? I took him to the doctor Friday and she says it may take 7 days for them all to come out and at least 14 to scab over . I cant miss this much work hes gotta get back to the babysetter and cant do this while he is contagious.
Hes also itching and not really sure how to scratch them hes kinda just rumbing the area so I start scatching there. They say its better to get them young but at 1 yr I am not so sure. What can I do to help with the itch other than anti-itch lotion?
04-30-2007, 02:10 PM
A cool bath with baking soda and camamile lotion.
Good luck, although it was over 30 years ago ... I still vividly remember my toddler daughter's misery with the chicken pox.
Aveeno Oatmeal Bath. My 10 year old had chicken pox at the beginning of this year. They gave her a chicken pox antibiotic to lessen the effects and it really helped out, but my daughter still didn't go back to school for a full week. Did your doctor offer that to you? (sorry don't know the name of it)
04-30-2007, 04:04 PM
Yeah the vaccine they get at a year old so he would have got them with this set of shots on Friday but because of him having these they couldnt give him his shots because he already has a virus
My daughter had her vaccine, but still got chicken pox. There is a pill they can take to lessen the effects beside the vaccine.
04-30-2007, 09:09 PM
I was also told that the shot didnt stop them from getting chicken pox it just made it not so bad if they would happen to get it. I will call tommorrow and ask about the pill. He may be to little for it. I never knew you could get chicken pox in your mouth it looks awful and also in your eyes, hes been rubbing them all day and they where red so I called the doctor and she said yeah you could get them from the inside out on and in every part of your body. I feel so bad for my lil fellow. Sometimes being a mom is so hard
04-30-2007, 10:47 PM
Not sure if you can give Banadryl to kiddos that little, check with MD, might take the edge off (or at least help him sleep for a while)
I thought about this overnight, it is not an antibiotic it is an anti-viral, and it is a several day course. He may be too little, plus poor guy might have it so bad because he hasn't even had the vaccine so he is full blown. If he is able to have the drug, he may be past the time anyway since he already broke out. We caught my daughter within hours of first breakout. I feel bad for him.
I'm thinking this is what we were prescribed:
Chicken Pox Treatment - Acyclovir
Acyclovir (Zovirax) (http://gsm.about.com/compact/showtext.asp?cpnum=8&r=6078&match=F&infotype=&ixid=334&ix=Acyclovir*tablets*or*capsules&gname=Acyclovir&last=) is an anti-viral drug that may be used to treat chicken pox. In uncomplicated cases acyclovir taken 5 times a day has been shown to cause shorter periods of new lesion formation, fewer lesions, and more rapid healing but only if started within 24 to 48 hours of the onset of the rash. Acyclovir has not been shown to decrease the rate of complications in otherwise healthy children who get chicken pox. Oral acyclovir is more strongly recommended for children with underlying skin disease such as eczema (http://dermatology.about.com/cs/eczemadermatitis/a/atopicderm.htm), newborns, adults, and smokers since this group is at greater risk for complications. IV acyclovir is used for people with compromised immune systems.
05-01-2007, 12:30 PM
Poor little guy.
Luckily, my kids have never had chicken pox (neither have I). When my nieces/nephews had them I do remember their parents giving them oatmeal baths.
I hope Ethan starts feeling at least a little better soon.
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