Chicken pox can affect anyone at any age at anytime. Once you get the chickenpox you should be immune for the rest of your life, unless you have some immunity problems. When the chicken pox strike, you need to be ready to treat it, especially if your child has the pox. Here are 5 tips to treat your toddler’s chicken pox.
Drink More Water
Chickenpox is mostly made out of water just like how 75% of our bodies are made up of water. When your toddler has chicken pox they will become dehydrated. Make sure they stay hydrated by drinking lots of water. If your toddler doesn’t like water then have him/her chew on some popsicles.
Eat Soft Bland Food
Chicken pox can also grow on the inside of your toddler’s mouth. When you feed your toddler hard foods or salty foods you can cause their pox to react. The pox will then be irritated causing your toddler pain and agony. Go with soft bland foods to avoid problems with eating.
Stay Home & Rest
When your toddler has the pox it’s best that they don’t interact with anyone. This is because it’s very possible for them to spread the chicken pox to other people. Make sure they are in bed and resting because when they’re asleep they shouldn’t feel the itch.
The worst thing your toddler can do is scratch the pox. When your toddler scratches the pox it will cause more irritation and inflammation. It’s possible to create permanent scars by scratching. Also infections can occur if your toddler is scratching vigorously. The safest thing to do is to not scratch but that can be very hard for a toddler.
Keep It Cool
Your child’s chicken pox can become itchier if the environment is humid and hot. Keep them in a cool place like an air conditioned house. Don’t let them go outside because they can infect others and make their own pox worsen. Their pox can also get worse if they have a high body temperature. Make sure they aren’t active in the house like they normally are. If they run around their body temperature will rise and they will itch.