Forums  •  Classifieds  •  Events  •  Directory

 

5.5 month old has Chickenpox -- HELP HELP HELP

  1. #1
    mayami is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    HKG
    Posts
    13

    5.5 month old has Chickenpox -- HELP HELP HELP

    Hello All

    My 5.5 month old has Chickenpox and today is Day 1. I'm tensed as never heard a 5 mnth old having one. She has got all over her body and i'm getting all the more tensed as understand that it increases on Day 3/4. Need help

    - Pls help me with tips / best practise that i can observe during this time
    -My baby is too small to even express if she is in pain and dont knw how can I mke her pain less
    -Can anyone pls also help me to know where would i get Neem Leaves. This is imp as being told that this reduces the itching and infection post Day 5

  2. #2
    TheQuasimother is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    515
    Don't worry! When my daughter was 6.5 months, she had chicken pox.
    Have you taken her to a good doctor? Ours gave us a liquid (I think it was Zovirax???) to give her and it stopped the pox?
    She didn't itch as we were given a second drug to stop the itch and she has lots of calamine lotion.
    She ate as usual, slept as usual ... My husband's words, "She simply looked like she was out of a horror movie."
    Keep her cool, I think the heat makes it worse. We had the air-conditioning going all day at 22 degrees.

    We were quite calm so I think it helped. She'll feed off your mood. So, keep calm!
    Hang in there. It's quite an experience especially if you're a first time mum and having to deal with this!
    “If you want to get to the castle, you’ve got to swim the moat.” Richard Jenkins in Eat Pray Love

  3. #3
    jvn
    jvn is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Mid-Levels, Hong Kong
    Posts
    347
    It is quite common, especially in countries where varicella isn't given as standard, probably less so here where it is seems to be a more common vaccination. I don't think it hurts so much as itches and small babies don't seem so affected by itching, I guess because they can't obsess about it or scratch like us.

    Calamine lotion can soothe the itching as can an oatmeal bath, put a handful of oats in a blender until they're like a fine flour and then dissolve in the bath water.

    Quasimother is right, it will probably look pretty bad but if you keep calm your baby should pick up on that.

  4. #4
    mayami is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    HKG
    Posts
    13
    Thanks Quasimother and Jvn.. I'm relieved after reading your comment.I took her to Dr today and he gave Zovarix (oral) + cream and a calamine lotion. Biogesic - paracetamol for fever after every 4 hours..
    1st time motherhood challenges.. not used to see my daughter in this stage since birth.. Praying all goes ok

    Thanks once again

  5. #5
    mummymoo is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    316
    That's what so wonderful about this site, the caring and sharing. One of the best things about being in HK.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-23-2009, 10:23 PM
  2. Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine and Hep A Vaccine
    By jaetee in forum Baby's Health
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-16-2008, 08:47 AM
  3. Chickenpox vaccine
    By snagito in forum Baby's Health
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-02-2007, 02:04 PM
  4. How contagious is chickenpox?
    By llgremlin in forum Baby's Health
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-01-2006, 07:33 AM
  5. Chickenpox Vaccine
    By lima1971 in forum Family Health
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-26-2006, 02:35 PM

Tags for this Thread

Scroll to top