How To Care For Children With Chickenpox

Children are vulnerable to chickenpox. 90% of all cases happen in kids under age 12. Chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus. Fever and an itchy rash with spots all over the body are the main symptoms of chickenpox. 

How to care for children with chickenpox                                                                                                                 

Keep your child at home

Chickenpox is a contagious disease. It spreads from one person to another person. Keep your children at home for about a week until all blisters become scabs.

Relieve fever

Non-aspirin medicine drugs, like acetaminophen or ibuprofen, can be used to relieve fever. Aspirin in children with chickenpox can affect children's liver and brain.

Relieve itchiness

Colloidal oatmeal will help relieve some of the itches. Consider giving the correct dose of oral antihistamine to relieve itchiness.

Prevent Blisters Itch Scratch 

Keep your child’s fingernails trimmed short. This will help prevent skin infections caused by scratching the blisters. Loose, cotton cloths, and Dab calamine lotion on your itchy spots can prevent each scratch.

Keep Kid’s Room Cool

Heat and sweat make your child itch more. Use a cool, wet cloth on super-itchy areas to keep it cool.

Make Sure The Kid Stays Hydrated

If a child with chickenpox drinks lots of fluids, it helps your child to get rid of the virus faster. It’ll also keep your children hydrated.

Prescription and medicines

Colloidal oatmeal will help relieve some of the itches. Non-aspirin medicine drugs for instance acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Visit a dermatologist if any of the blisters become infected. The varicella vaccine protects children against chickenpox.

This post is shared by Stone Bridge Academy, Infant daycare in Mckinney


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