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Care ViraSoothe® Chickenpox Relief Cooling Gel & Spray Gel

The No 1 selling chickenpox range in the UK*

Helps stop the Itch – Scratch cycle of chickenpox. Cools and soothes skin which is irritated, superficially reddened or which is prone to dryness and itchiness.
Available in a gel and also a spray, which provides quicker application, wider coverage and less touch.

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Suitable for infants over 6 months, children, adults and the elderly
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50g and 75g gel
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60ml spray

More about this product

  • Essential information
  • Directions for use
  • Self Care Advice
  • FAQs
  • Stockists
  • Tips & Advice

Essential Information

Care ViraSoothe® Chickenpox Relief Cooling Gel & Spray Gel. Cools and soothes skin which is irritated, superficially reddened or which is prone to dryness and itchiness. Can be used from 6 months +. Always read the label. This is not a medicine

Directions for use

Gel

Children over 6 months:

Do not use if the tube seal is broken or appears tampered with at purchase.

Wash and dry hands before and after use. Rub the gel into the skin sparingly with a light massaging action. Apply two to three times a day or whenever relief is needed. Always replace cap after use.

It can be used all over the face and body. Avoid contact with the eyes. For external use only.

All adults, including those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, the elderly and children under 6 months, should only be treated under medical supervision.

 

Spray Gel

It is suitable for children over 6 months.

Do not use if the trigger is unlocked or appears tampered with at purchase.

Wash and dry hands before and after using the spray gel. Holding the bottle approximately 10cm from the skin, spray the gel onto the skin. If required gently rub the gel into the affected area with a light massaging action. Apply two to three times a day or whenever relief is needed. Be careful not to spray into the eyes or directly onto the face and do not breathe the spray.

Application to the face can be best achieved by applying via your hand and gently rubbing-in in the normal way.

Children under 6 months should only be treated under medical supervision.

See the product label for more information

 

If in doubt, always talk to a healthcare professional.

Self Care Advice

Children should stay away from school or nursery and adults should stay away from work until all the spots have crusted over. This is usually 5 days after the spots first appeared.

  • Drink plenty of fluid (try ice lollies for a child who is not drinking) to avoid dehydration
  • Take paracetamol to help with pain and discomfort
  • Do not take ibuprofen for pain relief with paracetamol
  • Put socks on a child’s hands at night to stop scratching
  • Cut a child’s nails
  • Use cooling creams or gels from your pharmacy
  • Speak to your pharmacist about using antihistamine medicine to help itching
  • Bathe in cool water and pat the skin dry (do not rub)
  • Dress in loose clothes

FAQs

What is chickenpox?

Chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus which is passed through the coughs and sneezes of an infected person. It is an extremely common childhood condition.

What are the symptoms of chickenpox?

Chickenpox starts with red spots. They can appear anywhere on the body. The spots fill with fluid. The blisters may burst. They might spread or stay in a small area. The spots scab over. More blisters might appear while others scab over. There may be other symptoms before or after the spots, including:
  • A high temperature above 38C
  • Aches and pains
  • Generally feeling unwell
  • Loss of appetite
Chickenpox is very itchy and can make children feel miserable, even if they do not have many spots. Chickenpox is usually much worse in adults.

Stockists

Tips & Advice

Who can use this product:

It can be used by children over 6 months. Adults, the elderly and children under 6 months should only be treated under medical supervision.

Did you know?

Chickenpox is common and mostly affects children, although you can get it at any age. It usually gets better by itself within a week without needing to see a GP.

www.nhs.uk/conditions/chickenpox/