I dont know if its available in the UK, perhaps in an eastern european shop... Its a green liquid, which acts like iodine. Maybe you can use iodine even. Thats what my mom used when I had chicken pox... It was a bit of a pain washing it off my face, but it worked very well
Poor little thing, but good to get it over with, all those childhood diseases are far easier when they're small. Tea is supposed to help (in the bath I mean), and there's a purple-y stuff toput in the bath that my kids used, but it's more than thirty years ago so who knows what has come along since.
I'm tempted to send my two round for a kiss to catch it but after all the rotten colds they've had lately it might be a bit mean!
My Mum put Zinc and castor oil cream on my rash which stopped the itching.
Hope she feels better soon. x
Thanks for the tips. Plum, I thought your kids go to playclub? Chickenpox are all the rage just now and lots of kids have it, who all have siblings who have friends...so chances are they'll catch them soon anyway.
I know the thinking used to be that it was better to get chickenpox when you're a kid and get it over with, but since it's now known that having chickenpox can lead to you getting shingles later in life, I would really caution parents to reconsider deliberately exposing their children to it.