The Chickenpox. Every kid is going to get them at some point. If you have a five-year-old or any kid around that age, you can expect that the chickenpox will pop up pretty soon. It will start off with a rash that at first will seem very trivial. Soon your child will experience fever, stomachache, sore throat and headaches. Chickenpox can’t be treated with antibiotics because it is a virus. That said, depending on your child’s age and health he might be prescribed antiviral medication. Chickenpox is an illness that will fade on its own, yet you can still relieve your child’s discomfort. Here’s how.
- Cool Water – As a method of comforting your child you can give them cool, wet compresses. Oatmeal baths will relieve itching and can be found at your local drug store. Any kind of bath will relieve pain and fever for your child. Make sure it isn’t hot though, but more of a cool or lukewarm bath.
- What Food to Eat – If you child has sore in his/her mouth, don’t give them anything acidic. Orangers, chips and other things of the sort can put your child in horrible pain. Make sure you feed them food that bland, cold and soft.
- Calamine Lotion – Calamine lotion can do wonders when it comes itchiness. Although at all cost you must avoid getting it near their face or eyes
- Pat – When it comes to drying your child off, you have to make sure to pat them dry. The last thing you want to do is rub them. This will cause pain to the blisters.
- Over The Counter Medication – If your child absolutely needs it, ask your doctor if you can give them over the counter medication for their symptoms. This can really spare them a lot of pain.
If you follow these steps you’ll be able to get your child through the chickenpox without any complications. Just remember to assure them a lot of rest and prevent them from scratching. Nine times out of ten it’s the scratching that causes most of the grief.