There is no medication that helps to prevent chickenpox or that ensure a faster recovery. It is a matter of dealing with it. However, you can relieve the itching and with it the discomfort your child might experience by applying a cooling gel on the affected areas.
What do you use to relief the itching?
- Cooling fluid (lotio alba, which is a zinc-lotion)
- Cooling menthol gel
Treat the spots twice a day or whenever cooling is needed.
Do you know about the tric with oatmeal?
Last but not least, place your child into an oatmeal or bran bath before treating the blisters. That worked perfectly with my kids. You fill a washing cloth with oatmeal or barn, close it with an elastic band and placed it in a filled bath. Don’t use any soap or bath foam! The oatmeal extract will cause the water to color white, milk-like and will relief the itching. After bathing, gently dab the skin dry, do not rub the skin and immediately start treating the spots with a cooling emulsion. A happy kid, a happy mum!