(Don’t) Scratch that! Tips for keeping calm when dealing with chicken pox.
So you’ve got a case of the chicken pox. Cue scratching and itching for days. Chicken pox is really more of a nuisance type of a disease as opposed to being harmful, however, all of that itching and scratching can lead to scarring. Try these tips to avoid scarring and to keep those itches a little more manageable.
- Keep fingernails short.
- Wear loose fitting clothing to avoid irritating the skin.
- Bathe in an oatmeal or cornstarch bath.
- Avoid extensive exposure to heat and/or humidity.
- Use an over-the-counter antihistamine.
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