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My friends baby (4/12 old) has chicken pox. She has scratch mits,calamine lotion and is giving oat baths to help. But poor kiddy shes scratching herself.<br><br><br><br>
any ideas welcome?
 

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Distractions help, too. A new coloring book from her favorite cartoon character, a movie, a game of some kind. It won't stop the itching, but it will get her mind off of it.
 

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when i was 6 i had chicken pox and my mom gave me a little tylenol and i remember that helping. they make baby tylenol but i'm sure you would have to ask the doctor first, before giving it to the baby.
 

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I had it when I was 5 and my mom gave me one of the pain killers or something that made me sleepy so I just slept through the whole ordeal. I can't remember what it was but the Dr. should be able to suggest one of the kids nighttime meds.
 

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Is the kiddo 4 1/2 years old, or 4 1/2 months?
 

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Ah. See a 4 *year* old may be a bit easier to deal with. Poor baby.<br><br><br><br>
If she likes the bath, that may be the easiest remedy. Let her play until she's wrinkled like a prune. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br><br><br>
Antihistamines aren't generally recommended for babies under 6 months of age, although I've seen some guidelines now suggesting that they're okay as young as 4 months.<br><br><br><br>
She can make sure that she's wearing smooth/silky type fabrics...no flannel blankets, knits, that sort of thing. If the baby will tolerate it, you could even have her wear some damp clothes/cloths on her legs/arms/tummy. Just make sure that she stays warm.<br><br><br><br>
Hopefully, she'll crust over in a couple of days.<br><br><br><br>
Whew. You'll have to offer some babysitting when the baby's better to let mom catch up on her sleep. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I'd probably check with a doctor anyway if a child that young had chicken pox... just to be on the safe side, make sure there's no complications specific to being so young.
 

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oh yeah, when my sisters baby was that young she wasn't allowed to have any sort of OTC meds, she'll have to see a doctor. I just assumed 4 years because it's so uncommon for babies to have the pox.
 

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that young antihistamines are not recommended, she can take infant tylenol, dosing based on weight........other than that what she is doing.
 

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She been to see the GP and also spoke to Health Visitor. She white with calamine lotion so looks like a little ghost. Yes I know about complications but havent told the mum. She has enough on her plate with two other little girls under 4 yrs old!. No doubt they will catch it as well!!.<br><br>
She is in the UK so not sure about any vegan medicines here at all.<br><br>
There is a distinct lack of vegan medicines here.
 

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Where did the baby come in contact and the other 2 little ones didnt? the GP said its definitely CP? not an allergic reaction to something like a vax or something else? does it look like CP lesions?
 

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Maybe the sibs were vaccinated, or they already had the pox. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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yes maybe the other 2 are vax ( for some reason i was thinking she was in different country other than us, and i know some other places are not as pushy about the chicken pox vaccine as we are here)........ or maybe they have had pox, its just not too common around these parts anymore to even get exposed to the pox, some moms actually have "pox" parties.
 

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*chuckle* Yeah, the pediatricians at my old center would joke that parents should just let their kiddos play together and get it all out of the way at once. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Its a 21 day incubation period so her two siblings havent got it yet!!.<br><br>
The baby is a lot better and hardly any spots left.<br><br><br><br>
Its her sister 4th birthday today and parents are going ahead with a party, see how kiddies will get it now?.
 
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