Mother whose daughter was left writhing in agony with chicken pox reveals how a simple £1 product instantly stopped the itching Mother told to use Head and Shoulders Classic to calm daughter’s chicken pox Claire Jenkin, from Scotland, said she was amazed at how it dried out the spots And other parents confirmed the product
Mother whose daughter was left writhing in agony with chicken pox reveals how a simple £1 product instantly stopped the itching
- Mother told to use Head and Shoulders Classic to calm daughter’s chicken pox
- Claire Jenkin, from Scotland, said she was amazed at how it dried out the spots
- And other parents confirmed the product also worked for them too on Facebook
- Others advised using the shampoo for acne and eczema as well as chicken pox
A mother whose young daughter was left writhing in agony by itchy chicken pox scabs has revealed that a simple shampoo helped to soothe them.
Clare Jenkin, from Musselburgh, East Lothian, said she was amazed when her daughter Reagan’s doctor advised the family to use Head and Shoulders Classic Clean shampoo to calm the child’s inflamed skin.
So impressed was Clare by the transformation in her daughter’s skin, she took to social media to share the remedy.
Clare Jenkin, from Scotland, with her daughter Reagan. Clare’s GP told her to use Head and Shoulders’ classic shampoo to help with her daughter’s chicken pox, which were inflamed and very itchy
Reagan before her mother Clare used the popular shampoo as a bubble bath to try and soothe her daughter’s chicken pox
Reagan’s back after the treatment: Clare said she was amazed at the difference. The little girl’s GP advised the family to try the remedy and they were surprised by how well it worked
Writing on Facebook, she said: ‘Anyone whose kiddies pick up chicken pox, I cannot recommend this enough.
She continued: ‘Reagan went to the docs today and we were advised to use Head and Shoulders CLASSIC as a bubble bath to soothe the spots.
‘The difference is unbelievable! Over an hour without a single scratch or moan! No more angry red spots. Hopefully this helps anyone else who is at their wits’ end with scratching children.’
Clare also shared pictures of her daughter’s skin in a post that has now gone viral, gathering 27,000 likes and more than 158,000 shares.
Clare shared her discovery along with pictures of Reagan to Facebook, where the post was liked more than 27,000 times and shared 158,000 times
Blemish free again: Clare with her daughter Reagan; several parents have commented on the post saying they would try the hack if and when when their children get chicken pox
Many have commented on the post confirming that the surprising technique worked, while many others made a note to use the shampoo when their own children get the childhood infection.
One mother wrote: ‘We’ve used it the last two days it has helped,’
Many Facebook users also commented that Head and Shoulders shampoo comes in handy for other skin conditions such as eczema or even acne.
‘A colleague of mine also recommended Head and Shoulders for eczema,’ one user wrote.
Another added: ‘I’ve heard it’s really good for acne too, it has the same ingredients as a lot of spot remedies’.
Angry scabs covered Reagan’s back after she fell ill with the common childhood illness
Parents said they would bookmark this hack for their own children as other Facebook users recommended the shampoo against acne and eczema as well as chicken pox
Chickenpox is highly contagious and caused by the Varicella Zoster virus. Although you can get it at any age, it mostly affects children and last one to two weeks.
It starts with red spots which then fill with fluid, before bursting and scabbing over.
The challenge for parents is to keep their children from scratching the scabs which can cause scarring if not allowed to heal on their own.
Other side effects of chickenpox include a high temperature of 38C, aches and pains, generally feeling unwell and a loss of appetite.
Reagan enjoying an iced lolly during her chicken pox recovery. Her mother Clare said she was ‘at her wits’ end with scratching’ her daughter
Reagan, scrab-free. One of the challenge with children and chicken pox is to prevent them from scratching, at it scars the skin