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We are currently in self isolation, due to our daughter

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Hi, we are currently in self isolation, due to our daughter having a temperature and cough, however, my son, who will be 5 next month developed some spots yesterday, which have spread about his body today. I’m pretty sure they’re chickenpox. Due to self isolating, I didn’t really want to attend my local pharmacy to ask for advice on treatment. I know a lot of people recommend calamine lotion. Is there anything else he will need. Do I need to give him piriton? Also, are there any other cooling creams or gels etc that I will need to buy to help with the itching? I intend to by what we’ll need online and have it delivered to avoid going out. Thanks for your advice
JA: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?
Customer: I have 2 children, my daughter will be 3 in June, she developed a cough and a high temperature on 18th which triggered our family’s self isolation, her temp came down after 24 hours, however, she still has a cough, it does not sound dry. My daughter has not developed any spots as yet. My son, who is almost 5 has not had a temperature, has coughed slightly, but I wouldn’t say it was persistent, and yesterday developed a few spots which were consistent with chickenpox. Today there are a lot more of these spots about his body. He does not currently have a temperature.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: Not as far as I know

Hello, thank you for your question. I’m Dr. Ben and I’m here to assist you today. Please allow me a few moments to review your question and I’ll be right back.

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Rest, fluids, paracetamol as required for any fever and calamine lotion (though most other emollients or barrier creams such as Sudocrem will also work).

If you were going to purchase anything more, I suggest Poxclin which does seem to be very soothing and works well:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Poxclin-Mousse-Children-Chickenpox-100ml/dp/B003HCCB8M/ref=mp_s_a_1_13?keywords=chicken+pox&qid=1584967561&sr=8-13

Is there anything else you would like to ask me?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
No thank you. Thanks so much for your help Doctor. Take care.

You’re very welcome, all the best.

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