Chickenpox is a disease that occurs mainly in childhood. Parents can treat the uncomfortable blisters that appear all over the body by simple home methods without the need to hospitalize the patient. Here are some tips on how to treat children with chickenpox .
Vaccinate your child as appropriate to their calendar age (around 12 months). The effectiveness of this pathway is very high and prevents serious outbreaks of chicken pox. Some children may develop a case that lasts a shorter time with much milder symptoms.
It is normal for a few days before blisters appear or disappear after that, they produce symptoms such as fever , headache, stomach pain or loss of appetite. If fevers are associated, you can provide your child acetaminophen or ibuprofen for children.
The blisters associated with chickenpox cause incessant itching. It is necessary that you prevent your child from scratching and hurt it can cause an infection. You can administer an oral antihistamine for children, such as Benadryl. They can also take oatmeal baths to relieve itching effectively. Socks put them in the hands and nails cut will help the child does not get hurt if you try to scratch the skin.
Prepare for your little games, puzzles, coloring books, video games, etc.., That keep you entertained, as will be home about two weeks and this can be quite boring and get depress.
Visit your pediatrician if your child is more than a year old and has not been vaccinated. The doctor may prescribe antiviral medications and administering the vaccine with early diagnosis.
Chickenpox is more severe in children with eczema, sunburn or asthma.
Not suministres aspirin to children.
If your second child with chickenpox is contagious from the first to see a doctor immediately. These cases usually have more severe symptoms.
Keep your children’s skin as fresh as possible.
This disease does not usually have major consequences if you take the appropriate measures listed above. Remember that small is your responsibility and depends on you to cope with the chickenpox and finish healing properly.