We have The Pox. Of the chicken variety. Poor little William is slowly getting covered in spots, although is still able to carry a smile (my brave little boy!).
What is chickenpox?
Treatment for chickenpox
As soon as I saw the spots slowly spreading across William’s legs and hands, I took him to the GP who diagnosed chickenpox. He gave us some antihistamines as well as some calamine lotion to help ease the itching and sent us on our way.
Tips on caring for children with chickenpox
It’s all very well having the right medication to try and tackle chickenpox, but it’s another thing trying to keep them happy and comfortable during this frankly miserable time. I wanted to know what else I could do for William but wasn’t sure if there was anything else I could try. So, I turned to one place that I knew wouldn’t let me down – Twitter. And I was right. A bunch of very lovely ladies shared with me their advice, which I’m now sharing with you.