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27/02/2013 at 20:40
Oh great :-( I'm 90% sure E has chicken pox, and of course O will get it . I'm not looking forward to this!
Wish me luck haha
27/02/2013 at 20:44
Oooo unlucky you got it really late in the season
27/02/2013 at 20:47
Or maybe early? Isn't it a springtime illness? (is it a bad thing to have it late in the season? Is it stronger or something??!)
27/02/2013 at 20:48
Oh good luck, on and off this winter I've wondered if it was darkening our door but not yet. Is it a seasonal thing QI? Lots if antihistamine and something like camomile lotion. Again, good luck at least that will be it done!
27/02/2013 at 20:57
All 3 of mine had it last June. TBH it wasn't too bad. Theonlyoain was being in quarantine!
27/02/2013 at 21:21
I might be talking bollocks then! Thought it was an October - Feb that it was more apparent. And don't think it was worse at any other time
27/02/2013 at 21:33
Check current advice but we had only one sleepless night as I used piriton and 'calamine & lanolin' cream. It's great for topical application, you can dot it on each spot and it'll sit on it and not slide off. If you have pjs they e grown out of, so they're tight fitting I found that better and they couldn't get to the spots!
You didn't ask for advice but you know what I'm like.
27/02/2013 at 22:40
good luck with it, M seemed to get the hyperactive strain of CP, I didn't know there was such a thing until her and her little pals got it - I've got photos of them covered in spots bouncing on a trampoline having a fab time to themselves!
On a more serious note, virasoothe was quite expensive (about £9 I think?) but it really seemed to help soothe her, she didn't really seem itchy at all and only has one scar remaining (the obligatory forehead scar that everyone who has had chicken pox seems to get!) one tube would definitely last for the two boys probably with some left over, depending on how bad the spots get.
Hope they both get off lightly with it x
28/02/2013 at 07:44
My little boy had it but it was so mild, only had about 14 spots and I just kept putting the virasoothe gel on and he was fine. Hope it's not too bad for your lo x
28/02/2013 at 08:19
Ah I hope he isn't too bad with it. E got them when she was only 12 weeks old and was fine with it but J got them in November and he was bad with them, he was covered in spots and was sick and poorly but I found Piriton and Virasoothe worked well for him.
My mam is a childminder and all her little ones got it around the same time and all of them were fine, just spotty.
28/02/2013 at 08:47
Og ML CP is horrid. L really suffered badly. I suggest youstock up on calpol piriton and virasoothe gel for the kids then wine for you. I hope they get a mild version and its over quickly.
28/02/2013 at 08:54
Urgh, hope he doesn't get it too bad, and O misses out! We used Virasoothe for C and it was brilliant, plus piriton - luckily he didn't suffer too much xx
28/02/2013 at 12:40
thanks all, got some virasoothe, piriton and a bit calpol! no wine though... arghh!
28/02/2013 at 23:12
I always thought it was a springtime virus. My 2 had it in the summer though. They were actually ok with it, thank goodness as Isaac was only about 14 weeks.
Hope your two don't suffer too much with them.x x
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