So, exactly two weeks after Freddie was exposed to Chickenpox going around the nursery, he started getting the signs and symptoms of it, then the spots. We noticed it Wednesday evening of the week before Easter when we were getting him ready for bed. I sent pictures to my parents, and my mum went straight to the chemist to get us some ointments to helps us get through it, especially as it was forecast to be extremely hot over the next few days.
The following morning he had got a few more than they started coming out thick and fast over the next few days. My mum and dad had him at ours on Thursday as he couldn’t go to the nursery and I couldn’t work from home, but luckily they’ve all had it.
His worst affected area was his nappy because it’s warm so wherever possible we allowed him to go around in the nuddy to let the air get to him and hopefully help with the healing process. We’ve had a lot of tears when we have tried to change him and wipe him down to make sure he is not getting sore or any infections. He did lose his appetite but has since made up for it.
Touch wood, he hasn’t been too bad despite been clingy. We have just tried to distract him with toys and playing frequently and not draw attention to it.
Finally, after just over four weeks the majority of his spots have scabbed over and disappeared. I am so proud of how well he has cope with it and only hope we don’t get it again.
The products we have used to help us get through and highly recommend were:
Virasoothe Chicken Pox relief gel – £9.50 75g
This gel has been amazing, especially in the hot weather we have experienced, every morning and every night we have smothered him top to toe to make sure he is keeping fresh and not scratching his spots.
Where to buy: Boots
We haven’t used much of this as it only recommends you to give 2 x 2.5ml in 24 hours, but I would rather avoid using medicine where I can, for when we do need them.
This was for when he had a temperature, it hasn’t been used much, but we have given it a couple of times, especially as we had a heat wave over the Easter holiday.
Where to buy: Majority of supermarkets & chemists
Head & Shoulders Classic Clean Anti-Dandruff 2in1 Shampoo Milk Edition
I was sent and told by several different people about this, and we have been using it every time Freddie had a bath to try to help. I don’t know if it has helped him as he can’t tell us yet, but I’m hoping it was still.
Where to buy: Majority of supermarkets
What are your top tips for dealing with Chicken Pox?