It never rains, but it pours, i have chicken pox

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

ChocolateLime:  Take an antihistamine- Benadryl for example. Have you been immunized?

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

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 # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter's Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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. 🙂

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