Can I swim chickenpox? Most domestic pediatricians swim while chickenpox is not recommended. However, many, both domestic and foreign counterparts their opposite recommend bathing, even several times a day. So who is right and how to act sick?
When you can swim chickenpox - the traditional recommendation
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it is not recommended to wet the elements of the rash as long as they are not covered with thick crusts. These recommendations have a grain of truth: soaked bubbles contribute to the spread of infection on the surface of the skin, because they contain a large number of viruses.
In addition, water treatments, even the most carefully conducted, may help to ensure that bubbles with serous contents burst in damaged skin gets a bacterial infection, constantly living on the surface of the body. And it is fraught with complications - the addition of the secondary purulent infection. More often than not due to violation of the integrity of the bubbles develop complications such as abscesses. Cellulitis and pustular rash. On the skin surface, it may then enter the bloodstream to other organs and tissues, as well as in the lymph nodes, causing suppurative inflammation.
So when you can bathe after a windmill according to traditional guidelines? Normally, if no bacterial complications, bathing allowed after all the bubbles on the skin covered with thick crusts. After that, you can swim, but not using a washcloth and without rubbing with a towel after swimming (the skin to gently blot or just give it to dry). Loofah can be used after the falling away crusts.
Can I swim chickenpox - current recommendations
In accordance with modern ideas swimming during chickenpox is not only possible, but advisable, and several times a day. This is not to use detergent, rubbing his hands and wipe the skin after bathing towel - after bathing you just need to wait when the skin obsohnet then get dressed. Water treatments can take a shower or bath. In the latter case, the bath can add antiseptics, e.g., a solution of manganese (water bath should be to slightly pink). Water treatments should be brief.
These recommendations also is rational, since a patient with chickenpox can sweat, his skin is irritated by this and strongly itches. Theoretically this is correct, but it is hard to imagine how you can several times a day to bathe the child, without damaging a single bubble.
Bathing after chickenpox, these experts recommend spending as well as in the traditional recommendations.
After bathing, it is recommended to put on a skin medicine for external use with anti-inflammatory and antipruritic effect.
Today, many experts recommend after bathing apply calamine lotion to the skin, which consists of zinc carbonate (calamine), zinc oxide, purified water, glycerin,
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, Liquefied phenol, bentonite (medical clay), sodium citrate (producer - Israeli company Ben Simon Floris).
Calamine lotion has anti-inflammatory, dries, antipruritic, soothing, cooling effect of the skin. It also has an antibacterial effect, prevents the accession of secondary infection and the transition bubbly rash pustular, the formation of abscesses 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 drug, if he had an allergic reaction
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. In case of redness, swelling
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skin and enhance itching and burning calamine lotion should be lifted immediately.
Bathing chickenpox - whom to listen to the patient?
Since the opinions of experts about swimming during chickenpox diverge sharply raises the question of how to do the same patient? This question can be answered quite clearly: should comply with all recommendations of your doctor. Once he gives certain recommendations, so he has some experience in this matter. And as the doctor responsible for the patient, his recommendations to be trusted.
Bathe or bathe the child during a chickenpox? Trust in the matter doctor.