Chickenpox is an infectious disease that is accompanied by severe itching and profuse skin rashes. At the beginning of the disease, bathing can harm the baby, so it is better to refuse it.
- - potassium permanganate solution;
- - a decoction of a string, chamomile or celandine.
Doctors recommend giving up bathing in the first days of the disease so that a secondary infection does not join the rash and streptoderma does not develop. It is better to postpone water procedures until the moment when dense crusts form on the rashes.
The fact is that children often scratch their pimples, because they are worried about severe itching, and the rashes themselves are quite fresh at this time, they serve as an excellent gateway for the penetration of a bacterial infection. During this period, it is necessary to treat the rashes with a solution of brilliant green or Castellane paint, which dry eroded surfaces well.
If the baby is restless due to severe itching, you can wipe his skin with a bright pink solution of potassium permanganate, this procedure will slightly alleviate itching and disinfect the skin. After rubbing, you need to re-treat the rash with brilliant green.
On the 5-6th day of illness, the body temperature usually returns to normal, the child's condition improves, and scabs (crusts) form on the wounds. At this time, you can bathe the baby using a pale pink solution of potassium permanganate for this purpose. Neither soap nor shampoo should be used when bathing, as well as a washcloth. It is enough just to wash the child's body with your hand and warm water to make the baby feel better.
In this case, bathing should not be carried out for a long time, there is no need to rub the skin hard - in this case, the softened crusts on the wounds are damaged, the likelihood of infection in the wounds increases. After the water procedure, you should wipe the body with a soft cotton towel, a diaper and treat the affected skin with a fresh solution of brilliant green.
In the future, you can swim in warm water with the addition of decoctions of celandine, string or chamomile - they also disinfect and dry the skin, accelerating the restoration of the skin after an illness.
Older children can be allowed a warm shower with an antibacterial soap or shampoo, but a soft sponge should be used and the water should not be too hot to avoid injuring the skin. It is best to use a soft diaper or towel to dry your body. Dried skin should also be treated with brilliant green.
After water procedures, it is necessary to change clothes and bedding to avoid skin infection, and the room must be regularly ventilated during the entire period of illness.