Post # 1
I need something to take my mind off the insane itching and pain in experiencing right now.
This sucks, it hurts, my skin is on FIRE and no amount of screaming at nothing is going to take the itch away, help me ladies 🙁 im miserable
Post # 2
That’s horrible! I recently had to stop a bunch of meds for allergy testing and I was miserable enough from being itchy everywhere, I’m sure chickenpox is worse.
Use lots of calamine lotion and take some oatmeal baths. *hugs*
Post # 3
ChocolateLime: Take an antihistamine- Benadryl for example. Have you been immunized?
Post # 4
julies1949: immunisation isnt part of the childhood immunisation programme in the UK and i never caught it as a child. Catching it as an adult is so so much worse too.
AB Bride: I have had 2 oatmeal baths today and they didnt really help. calamine lotion seems to make my skin burn.
i have taken an antihisthamine today
Post # 5
Post # 6
ChocolateLime: That sucks 🙁
I dunno what else is good for chickenpox. There is lots of things I do for other skin issues. Cortisone cream is one, but I think it can make viruses worse. Witchhazel can be soothing, that should be safe as long as you’re not allergic or something.
Make sure you get any bothersome spots taken care of. I had one right by my eye – where the nosepiece of glasses might rest that would get irritated for months afterwards. I really should have seen a doctor the first time it happened.
Post # 7
i have to take anti viral meds 5 times a day for 7 days which have helped with my fever and cough but are doing nothing for the spots. I have them in my mouth, all down the back of my throat but the worse and most irritating and those on my scalp and lady bits!
DH seems to think my sticking his earphones in his ears and watching a movie on his phone so he cant hear me moan means im fine and dont need any sympathy. he forgets when he had chicken pox at 4yrs his mum was there to take care of him.
I think i need my mum!
Post # 8
ChocolateLime: PPs have given some good advice. Other than that all you can do is wait it out and don’t scratch. Get well soon!
Post # 9
I hear you. I got for the second time – yeah, that’s right, second time – at 30 years old. Guess I had a really minor case as a child. It sucks as an adult, worse than getting it as a kid. The only real advice is not to scratch (you WILL scar) and wait it out. Lots of sleep, take your meds on time and distract yourself as much as possible. Your DH needs to realize that it’s much worse to get as an adult!
Post # 10
I would totally go to my parents house! I love FI but the boy sucks at taking care of me when I’m sick. Where as my parents are soooo good at it! Maybe it’s a mama thing!
Post # 11
That sucks! It makes me nervous to think about, too. I was immunized as a child but turns out that I’m not immune anymore… Didn’t find out until I got pregnant! Maybe calamine lotion can help?
Post # 12
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ISTR that baking soda baths can help too? AnonymousCupcake, I don’t think you could have been immunised against it as a child as the vaccine has only been around for six or seven years and only just gone onto most childhood vaccine schedules.
Post # 13
i think the vaccine has been around for 10… i remember getting it when i was a kid it was annoying. i think my mom just did calamine and had oven mits tied to my hands so i would stratch.. sleeping pills might make you not go crazy. but stay hydrated
Post # 14
I learned this a few years ago from my homeopath:
Mix Maalox solution (any kind is fine, just don’t go for the extra strength blah blah) in a small Tupperware with some Benadryl SYRUP. Again, the normal kind. Soak some cotton with the mixture and apply as a compress to the parts that itch the worst (lady bits for example). You can do this for up to three times a day for about 20 minutes each time.
The lady bits on fire feeling will stop. Any part of you that you cover with this remedy will stop being on fire. 🙂