Chickenpox is one of the most common childhood illnesses and most children are bound to catch it sooner or later, as it spreads quickly and easily in a group through sneezing or coughing. The good news is that chickenpox is rarely serious in small children, so there’s no immediate cause for concern. If you get chickenpox when you’re an adult or if you are pregnant, however, it can be very serious, so bear this in mind. If in doubt, consult your doctor to be on the safe side.
The red spots and blisters associated with chickenpox can often become itchy, inflamed and infected with bacteria. Scratching these areas can spread any infection and can lead to scarring.
The best thing to do is to use a cooling gel, such as ViraSoothe, to soothe the skin and relieving the affected areas, reducing the urge to scratch.
ViraSoothe Chickenpox Relief Cooling Gel contains OSMO 4, a unique patented technology that has been clinically proven to relieve the irritating symptoms of chickenpox by cooling the skin and thereby relieving itching. By protecting the skin's environment it allows the skin to heal naturally which can help reduce long-term scarring. Suitable for children above 6 months, simply rub the gel into the skin sparingly with a light massaging action.
Apply two to three times a day or whenever relief is needed. If you would like more information on treating chickenpox, you can download this handy pdf here.
As always, the information contained on eumom.ie is not a substitute for examination, diagnosis or treatment by a qualified medical professional. If in doubt, always consult your doctor. Always read the label. Available in pharmacies nationwide. This article is sponsored by ViraSoothe.