To soothe an itchy, painful skin rash, use:
- Cold compresses—can be applied to the rash for 5 minutes at a time, several times a day
- Compresses soaked in Burrow’s solution—can be applied to the rash for five minutes at a time, several times a day
- Oatmeal baths—may improve itching
You may spread the chicken pox virus to others until the rash has crusted over. Stay home until this occurs.
- Reviewer: James Cornell, MD
- Review Date: 06/2016 -
- Update Date: 06/07/2016 -