How to Treat Chicken Pox. Chicken pox is a viral infection that causes a blister-like rash on your skin; you can even get pox inside your mouth and under your eyelids. Young children will generally have milder symptoms than adults.
Things You'll Need
- Children's Nail Clippers
- Infant/children's Mittens/gloves
- Old Nylon Stockings
- Calamine Lotions
- Cold Compresses
Place cool, wet compresses on the rash to relieve the itching and burning.
Use calamine lotion to soothe the itching.
Take a bath in oatmeal, which is very soothing to the skin. A commercial oatmeal bath such as Aveeno will not clog your drain. If you use regular oatmeal, put it inside a nylon stocking and hold it under the running bathwater.
Trim a young child's or baby's fingernails so she doesn't scratch the rash.
Consider putting mitts on a baby's hands.
Use acetaminophen to reduce fever, aches and pains.
Eat soft foods and avoid acidic juices if there are pox inside your mouth.
Stick to a nutritious diet to boost the immune system.