Here’s a tip I got from the doctors:
If you don’t want to run the risk of getting those itchy scratchy feeling, take some cough or flu medication (either one and NOT both). It will make you drowsy (take both and you’ll knock out) and well, when you’re drowsy, itchy scratchy will be the last thing on your mind.
A few things I learnt so far…
- Store your calamine lotion in the fridge and after drying yourself gently (you don’t want to burst those little blister babies), take a cotton swab and dab yourself gently with it. If you are still feeling feverish, this really FEELS excellent.
- In case those blisters do show up in your most private of parts and it itches like crazy, DON’T SCRATCH. Use your shower head and gently wash and pat dry.
- Avoid wearing tight shirts or rubbery shorts. The last thing you want to do is rub away those blisters. They leave permanent scars.
- Enjoy the next two weeks while you can. Because those blisters will show up anywhere, it means you can’t do the simplest of housechores. *harharhar*
- Oh…stay away from seafood and fish (only freshwater fish is good), male chickens, peanuts (or nuts in general), yam and beef. Otherwise your chicken pox journey will become more like a nightmare instead of a mildly annoying event.
- Oh, and stock up on cooling stuff, ie coconut water and herbal teas. It helps makes everything move faster and on a less painful note.
Here’s to the next few days of staying at home and eating porridge. Bah.