Put a stop to your child’s chickenpox scratching

Chickenpox parties are popular amongst parents who are keen for their child to catch the infection at a young age when it is generally less severe than in adulthood. So if there’s an outbreak in your area, it’s a good idea to be prepared for what’s in store. 

A typical case of chickenpox begins 10 to 21 days after exposure, and is well known for producing an irritating rash of itchy sores all over the body. The itching can last for days and scratching the blisters can lead to scarring of the skin and cause distress to children and their parents alike. If the rash is very itchy and your child is suffering you can speak to your GP or pharmacist about using an antihistamine to help ease the itching.

No other brand treats more allergies than Piriton. This trusted treatment can also relieve the itching and irritation produced by chickenpox. Piriton Allergy Tablets are suitable for children from six years old, providing fast and effective relief from allergies. For younger sufferers Piriton Syrup is suitable for children of 12 months and over.

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Notes to editors:

  • Chickenpox is most common in the winter and spring and is most likely to afflict children between the ages of two and eight years old[1].
  • Approximately 90% of chickenpox occurs in children between 1-14 years old.[2]
  • Piriton Allergy Tablets (contain chlorphenamine) – £3.15 for a pack of 30 tablets – no other brand treats more allergies than Piriton.
  • Piriton Syrup (contains chlorphenamine) – £3.99 for 150 ml. Suitable for children from one year and over.
  • Always read the label.

For further information contact Marie-Clare or Claire at Cohn & Wolfe:

Marie-Clare McAleese DL: 020 7331 5460 Marie-Clare_McAleese@uk.cohnwolfe.com

Claire Harper DL: 020 7331 5470 Claire_Harper@uk.cohnwolfe.com

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