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Child had chicken pox, severe itching. Relapse?

hello doctor, My daughter is 5 years 10 months old. 15 days back she got chicken pox .Now it is reduced but she is complaining of severe itching whole day.not eating well.while scraching i observe alergy kind of thing on her body. pl advise me what should i do? worried is there any chances of getting chicken pox again because before she got chicken pox she complained the same thing.
Asked On : Sat, 20 Oct 2012
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Pediatrician, Critical Care 's  Response
If it is confirmed chickenpox, it doesn't recur.

From your description, it seems either she has got allergic rash

Is there any pus in any of these lesions? Is she running fever?

Intake of food can be low for few days following recovery. It is important to make sure she gets enough liquids every day and passing good amount of urine.

I would try: Syr Alerid (cetirizine - anti-allergic) medicine. Give 5 ml to see the response. or Better tablets of the same medicine - 1 tab at bedtime. Use Calamine lotion for soothing effect.

I would advise to see a doctor as well.


Dr Tejas Shah
Answered: Wed, 31 Oct 2012
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Pediatrician, Cardiology Dr. Pradeep Kumar's  Response

In chicken pox itching is common during resolving phase of skin lesion.
Apply calamine lotion over the lesions to decrease the itching. Also give cetrizine tablet once a day at bed time for 5 days.

Bath the baby with normal water and don't rub while toweling off the body. Cut the nails and maintain hygiene as unhygienic scratch can lead to secondary infection.
Answered: Tue, 30 Oct 2012
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