Remedies for chicken pox for 2 yr old?

Chicken Pox. If the illness is just starting then seeing your pediatrician is recommended as Acyclovir may be helpful in shortening symptoms and reducing severity. If your child has been sick for a few days then the care is supportive. Making sure your child stays hydrated. Try and prevent scratching of lesions to prevent secondary skin infections and scarring. The rash is expected to last about 7-10 days.

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Is is possible for a 2 yr old to have shingles without ever having chicken pox?

Complex issue. To have shingles, a patient must have acquired the chickenpox germ. It is possible that a mother has a light or unrecognized case of it during pregnancy and the germ passes to baby unnoticed. A baby could also have a light case that is unrecognized in the first months.That baby has the germ in its system and could have shingles. I've seen it in a 15 mo. Read more...

2 yr old developed a few small facial bumps on face 1 wk ago- yesterday bumps spread to hands and legs, can he have chicken pox if he's vaccinated?

Bumps. The chicken pox vaccine isn't 100% effective so it is possible to get chicken pox even if you have been vaccinated. If it is taking a week for the bumps to spread it is unlikely that this is chicken pox. Here's a link to some good information about chicken pox: http://www.Cdc.Gov/chickenpox/about/overview.Html. Read more...

Should I be worried about my 2 year old 4 weeks ago he got ill had chicken pox but is still not eatin gettin temperatures and keeps crying?

Another problem. There seems to be something else going on here besides the chicken pox. He should be seen by your pediatrician for an evaluation. Read more...

My 2 year old drank after me. I have shingles. We also have a 32 weeker in NICU. Worried toddler will get chicken pox and we will spread it to preemie?

Check w/ baby's doc. Varicella zoster virus, the chickenpox/shingles virus, is not likely in your saliva in amounts easily transmitted, and if your toddler has had appropriate vaccines, she has been immunized and is immune to VZV. Any risk of VZV infection in the premie is from contact with you. not your toddler. Tell the NICU staff and follow their advice. Best wishes for your growing family! Read more...
Contact care. Only the weeping debris from your shingles would be able to spread the virus. If you can keep the area covered & practice good contact care (wash hands a lot) you are unlikely to spread it to anyone. Let the NICU people know since their policy may keep you away until certain parameters are met. Read more...

My daughter is almost 3 years old and had chicken pox over 2 years ago, and since then her hives/bumps have not gone away. She keeps breaking out over and over again. We've seen 3 specialists and they told me it was scabies (so we did treatment for that, I

See below. This does not sound like chicken pox. It sounds more like chronic hives. Some people will have recurrent hives, and the cause is found less than 5 percent of the time. Triggers, can be exercise, cold or heat exposure, stress, etc. The key is treatment. Your child should take 1 tsp of Claritin (loratadine) daily. She should also see an alllergist. Read more...

What's the best treatment for chicken pox?

Comfort measures. Most will erupt over 6-7 days & the blisters come out in waves.Bathing 2-3 times daily in tepid water helps reduce the chance individual open blisters will become secondarily infected & adding Aveeno powder to the wash can soothe the itching.They remain contageous until the last blister has dried or 7 days.Some germs will be airborne if they cough. Avoid aspirin. Read more...
Prevention. There is no specific treatment for chicken pox. However, chicken pox can be prevented with a vaccine. Read more...

What is the best treatment for chicken pox?

None. The only treatment is prevention. The varicella vaccine should be administered at 12mo of age and at 4-6 years of age. If you do get chicken pox, then the only treatment is pushing fluids, rest, pain meds (not aspirin), and occasionaly some benedryl for itching. There are some rare complications, such as skin infections, pneumonia, and encephalitis. Read more...
Chickenpox treeatmen. The best treatment is preventive. Get the vaccine is possible. It is 97% effective. If you already have the infection, then good symptomatic care. Skin care, itch control, fever control, and if seen early enough, a prescription antiviral drug can decrease the severity and number of "sick days.". Read more...
Antibiotics/Symptoma. Treatment consist of 1 Anti Viral Antibiotics to start within 24 hours of rash starting 2Symptomatic Tylenol for fever Antihistamins for itching Calamine Lotion Hydration baths and soaks. Read more...