How to remove the itch of chickenpox? This is especially true for young children who are most affected chickenpox, can not sleep and completely lose their appetite. But in order to relieve the itching, you need to find a means of correctly as itching may be the cause of not only the viral infection, but its complications.
Why do I get the itch of chickenpox
Itching - a characteristic symptom of chickenpox
Symptoms of chickenpox - characteristics
. But all people carry it in different ways, depending on the sensitivity of the body and functioning of the nervous system. Therefore, some patients with chickenpox, even with significant skin rash transferred normally, and the other after the appearance of the first lesions can neither sleep nor eat. Intense itching of chickenpox may also occur when connecting a bacterial infection.
How long is the itch of chickenpox? All individually, but generally lasts itching rash during the period (3 to 7 days). Once all the elements are covered by a crust of rash, itching, reduced or completely passes.
Removing the itch of chickenpox - not a simple matter. The approach to the treatment of itching at the infection should be individualized. The doctor prescribes treatment, based on the general condition of the patient, the state of his nervous system, the number of lesions, the presence or absence of complications of chickenpox.
How to remove the itch of chickenpox - systemic effects of drugs
Remove or reduce the itch of chickenpox possible appointment of sedatives, in the absence of sleep
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prescribe sleeping pills. Children with this purpose can be given valerian tincture (drop by drop per year of life 2-3 times a day), but it is better to prepare a decoction of valerian root: a tablespoon of dry powdered valerian root pour a glass of boiling water, boil for 15 minutes on low heat, for 10 minutes, drain. Take a tablespoon, children - a teaspoon three times a day.
To a child it is better to sleep under the pillow can put a bag of crushed valerian root or drip on the bed a few drops of valerian tincture.
Because antihistamines suitable for children fenistil in drops or tablets suprastin. Both of these drugs except antipruritic and have a calming effect. Appoint antihistamines and select the appropriate age of the child and the dosage should be a doctor.
For adults suffering from chickenpox, can bring relief to the appointment of antiviral drugs such as acyclovir. Children with chickenpox Acyclovir
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administered rarely, usually this is not necessary.
How to remove the itch of chickenpox in using external resources
The itch of chickenpox is reduced by drying of the bubbles and turning them brown. In order to speed up the process bubbles fresh green paint smeared. It reduces itching and is the prevention of additional bacterial infection.
How to reduce the itch of chickenpox in using external resources? To reduce itching rash elements can be lubricated with a gel fenistil, it is applied to small areas of skin 2-4 times a day. Gel fenistil children can be used only on prescription.
If the rash is very heavy, it is possible to apply a 5% acyclovir ointment or cream, applying a thin coating on small areas of skin to 5 times per day. This drug for children should also appoint a physician.
The most safe and effective is now considered a remedy for the itch of chickenpox calamine lotion. It consists of zinc carbonate (calamine), zinc oxide, purified water, glycerin, liquefied phenol, bentonite (medical clay), sodium citrate. Manufacturer - Israeli company Ben Simon Floris.
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calamine lotion has a drying, antipruritic, soothing, cooling effect. Furthermore, it is antiseptic, prevents a bacterial infection and a transition bubble pustular rash, abscess formation, and abscesses in the skin. At the same time reduces swelling, inflammation and irritation of the skin, as well as the further spread of the rash on the skin.
After application to the skin calamine lotion protects it from any external irritating factors and further promotes more rapid restoration of the skin surface layers without risk of scarring after large bubbles.
Calamine lotion can start to put on the baby's skin before the arrival of the doctor, but you should pay attention to how the child moves this medication if he has an allergic reaction. In case of redness, swelling of the skin and increase itching and burning calamine lotion should be lifted immediately.
Remove itchy skin varicella best help the doctor - he will appoint a child or an adult suffering from this infection, no standard set of medicines, namely, that he is required to alleviate the condition.