Almost all of us had chickenpox (chickenpox in Urdu Khasra or Lakra Kakra) in our childhood. We vaccinate young children in the house against chickenpox, some of who get symptoms of chickenpox. Here are 10 ways to take better care of children with chickenpox.
Have you ever asked about that time from your mother? Or perhaps if you are a mother, then you know how challenging it is to look after your kid when he is sick. Taking care of children is one of the most difficult tasks there ever is.
Mothers share a bond with their kids that nothing in the world can sever. A mother feels the pain of her child. It squeezes out the life inside of her whenever she looks at her son or daughter suffering from a disease or in pain. Not only this, but children are purely driven by emotions which means that if they are sick, annoyed and irritated, they are likely to burn the entire house down, literally and metaphorically. Not only this, but every mother feels the pain of her child. That’s why every mother tries to take care of her sick child to the best of her abilities.
Chickenpox is a contagious viral infection that appears on the face and then proceeds to show up on the chest, back and other parts of the body as small, pus-filled blisters. The number of children becoming seriously ill due to this disease has declined over the years owing to the development and vaccinating kids for chickenpox. The symptoms of chickenpox include:
- Itching rashes
- Weakness and lethargy
It is very difficult for kids to not try and scratch these blisters. Children are also known to act more violent, shout and be annoyed throughout the while they have chickenpox. Here are ten ways you can help and take better care of your child, niece or nephew with chickenpox!
Stay at Home
It is very important for kids with chickenpox and their caretakers to stay at home at all times. This is because chickenpox spreads through the air. After the first 24 hours, chickenpox becomes infectious, and there is a chance that the caretaker might spread it onto someone else. Call the kid’s school and work and ask for permission to stay at home for the next couple of days until the infection has begun to subside.
Medication for Fever
Do not give just any medicine or painkiller for the fever. Many commonly used medications against fever are known to cause severe side reactions that can worsen the child’s condition. To find and consult the best general practitioners in Pakistan, use marham.pk.
A Solution for the Itchiness
Children have low self-control and often end up scratching their blisters which leave a scar behind. Consult your doctor as to which lotion or medicine you can give to your kid to relieve the itching rashes.
It is very important to keep the child clean while he’s suffering from chickenpox. Give him a bath every few hours. Make sure he wears comfortable, clean and light clothes that do not irritate his skin. Chickenpox can causes rashes and blisters in the genital areas as well which may be hard to notice. Pay extra attention to cleaning and washing their body.
Make sure the child’s fingernails are trimmed and cleaned. If he has a strong urge to scratch, make him wear mittens with a soft cloth that does not cause any skin irritation and also prevents the child from scratching his blisters.
Indoor Games and TV Shows
To distract your child from chickenpox and the irritation, involve him in games with you! There are tons of games you can play with him. They can be card games, board games, video games, truth-or-dare style games, maybe even watch movies or cartoon shows! Enjoy the time with your kid!
See if you can see a soap that is milder than the one you normally use. You can also consult with your doctor about using a less mild, medicated soap for your child to ease the rashes.
Avoid making your child wear woollen clothes and other less skin-friendly clothes.
Make sure your child is hydrated at all times. Water is a very important part of our body, and everyone should stay hydrated as much as possible, especially when sick. Fresh juices are also refreshing.
The most important of all the points is rest! Due to the weakened state and continuously itching blisters, your child will be tired for most of the time. Make sure that he is sleeping well and resting throughout the period he has chickenpox. It will help quicken his recovery!
With these 10 ways to take better care of children with chickenpox, you can help relieve symptoms of chickenpox and make your child feel much better.