This was a life-saving gel! It was used on a late-teenager and a young adult and both were more than relieved each time the gel was applied. They were able to tell me where it was itchy and how much and each time the gel was applied it worked within 5 minutes. I think especially younger children who cannot say where it is most itchy would be most relieved to have it applied as it would really cool down their skin. When it dries (it takes about 10-15minutes to do that) it creates something of a film on the skin and that protects it for another good couple of hours. Only downside is that it can be applied up to three times a day when people want it every 3-4 hours (in other words 6-7 times a day).It really helped in the long term as well as the spots never became so itchy that they be scratched and this has helped them heal much faster. It can be applied all over the body - including the face and head, which is another bonus as we all know chickenpox attacks the head and the face. I cannot recommend it highly enough - if there is one thing that you buy when there is someone with chickenpox this has got to be it!!!
P.S. I bought mine from the local Lloyds pharmacy for £5.73, which is I feel is better as it is cheaper that way. Bear in mind I had to order it in, it was not readily available in either Lloyds, Boots or the local Sainsbury's pharmacies. There may be cheaper options to buy online, but I did not want to have to wait for the post as every application is a much welcomed relief by the sufferer!
on 10 June 2014
I bought this on day 4 of my daughter having chicken pox after a terrible night we went straight to the chemist where another mum recommended this, I can really say it was amazing! Didn't completely stop the itching but heeled the spots so much faster than they had been going. She had a lot of spots, 400 or more, they started coming Friday night to sun morning, bought this Monday morning and they were 80% scabbed up by Tuesday! I used it 2-3 times a day. If my second daughter catches it I will put it on straight away and report back!