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Chickenpox Treatment | Treatment For Chickenpox | Chickenpox Symptoms | Signs Of Chickenpox | 2018

Today we're gonna do a video about chickenpox and it's treatments

honestly I think I've probably had about 300 messages from parents to do a video on this

so without further ado let's begin

it's really hot today so I decided I'm gonna try and film most of today's film

outdoors whilst I'm on my run before work so I hope you enjoyed the beautiful Yorkshire moors

chickenpox is a common infection caused by the varicella zoster

virus it can cause an itchy spoty rash that can spread the entire body

now the spots first start flat then they become raised and blistered before

crusting over after a week or two and going away now if you're still not sure

about these symptoms I've left a great link in the description below which

should help you can get chickenpox at any time but it's most commonly in

children under 10 years chickenpox is a mild illness which can be managed at

home you'll probably feel better in about a week now the good news is once

you've had chickenpox you're very unlikely to get it again now the bad

news is that with chickenpox you can get a high temperature above 38 degrees

aches, pains and generally feeling unwell it can also make children feel very

grumpy and in adults the symptoms can be much worse

background done now let's go to work

the first thing you need to do is stay away from school or work until the spots

have completely crusted over this usually takes about five days after the

spots first appear and it's so you can prevent spreading it and also so you can

get some rest. If you're in pain and discomfort then paracetamol is a really

good baseline but before you take it check with your pharmacist or healthcare

professional that it's okay for you to take and with all medicines always read

the information leaflet. Let's take a look at this necrotising fasciitis have

you heard of it? anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen are

not recommended in chickenpox because it can increase the risk of getting a

serious skin infection called necrotising fasciitis so please avoid it

unless it's recommended by a healthcare professional. Lewis can you tell everyone

what you just told me obviously miss out the bit when you said how much was

amazing pharmacist I am tell them the second bit "Oh the second bit, basically I was

just saying about how I had chickenpox once and it was actually really really itchy"

so why should we avoid itching the spots?

"Well if you itch the spots then it can actually damage the spots which leads to scarring" perfect

so to help with this you can put clean socks on your

children's hands and that'll prevent them from scratching themselves you can

also cut nails short, wear loose clothes and try cooling creams and lotions like

calamine for instance which work really well in chickenpox and if the itching is

still bad then speak to your pharmacist about getting an antihistamine to help

with it, Chlorphenamine is good for this but it

does cause drowsiness but once you speak to your pharmacist they'll be able to

pick the best one that suits your needs my final tip for anyone who is feeling

unwell is to stay hydrated and continue to stay hydrated during this period so

drink plenty of fluids if your child is struggling to drink fluids then ice

lollies are a really good alternative they're also really good when you stuck

in a really hot room like this with chickenpox I'd highly recommend everyone

to know when to speak to a healthcare professional urgently so I've left more

information in the description below please check it out

and that's it I hope you find this information useful and as always if you have any of

your own tips that others may find helpful then leave a comment below I'd love to read it too

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"Ok am I in?" come closer to me though because if you get to the side it distorts your face

"Am I in it now?" yeah but come closer to me, you need to be here "Here?" yeah (LAUGHTER)

what was that? I'm telling you there's loads of pigeons here for some strange reason

creams and lotions like calamine which work particularly well particularly...

So I brought Nadia out with me today to help me but we've been on our run as well have you enjoyed it?