Chickenpox is a mild but infectious disease that is most common in children
aged between zero and four years of age. Symptoms normally start with a
general feeling of being unwell. If you days later small itchy red spots will
appear on the body which will develop into a fluid filled blisters. You can take
10 to 21 days for your child to develop symptoms after coming into contact
with the virus. Chickenpox is very contagious and is infectious until the blisters has
burst and scabbed over.
As chickenpox is a virus there is no cure for it but there are things you can
do to help relieve your Childs symptoms.
Try to make sure the child drinks plenty of water.
Ask your pharmacist for advice about giving children paracetamol if you’re
child has a fever.
Dress your child in light loose clothing and keep bedding to the minimum.
Keep your child fingernails clean and short to prevent keep scratching.
Apply care viruses chickenpox relief cooling gel which is clinically proven to
relieve chickenpox of itching.
You can also use chamomile lotion to relieve itching.
Note: you should contact your doctor immediately if your child has chickenpox
Is under four weeks old
Has breathing difficulties
Has chest pain
Has skin blisters which became infected and look yellow and pus filled.
Chickenpox and working adults
It is of note that mothers with young children suffering from Chickenpox are
likely to want to take time off work to care for their child. As it would be
unknown (as a carrier) whether the mother could, in theory, pass on the virus to
other employee’s, an employee who work with young children should be given
Once you have had chickenpox, you usually develop antibodies to the infection
and become immune to catching it again. However, the virus that causes
chickenpox, the varicella-zoster virus, remains inactive (dormant) in your body’s
nerve tissues and can return later in life as an illness called shingles.
It’s possible to catch chickenpox from someone with shingles, but not the other