Saturday, August 7, 2010

Just in case...

....you thought that the Shingles were something that only seventy year old men could get.... IT'S NOT TRUE! As a matter of fact the smallest person in this house, my little four year old Madeline, was just diagnosed with them this morning. Poor baby! She can't even stand to wear a shirt the poor little thing :( She acts like she has a really bad sunburn. Anyone have any tricks for relieving the pain? The doctor put her on an antiviral hoping that since we have caught them early they won't last the usual four to six weeks. Let's hope not :( If you know of any natural soaks, creams, or foods that may help let me know. I'll be here holding "The Baby" and watching princess movies if you need me. xo, Sam

13 comments:

Sew Pretty Dresses said...

Oh NO! Bless her heart. I hear those are really painful.

Ashley said...

Poor thing! My husband had shingles last summer and our naturopath gave him a homeopathic remedy that really seemed to help with the pain. Just an idea :)

Vintage Rose said...

Hi Sam,
I really thought they were something older people got as well!
Poor little baby. You could try putting about 1/4 cup rolled oats into small muslin bag and popping them into a bath. The oats are really soothing on the skin. You will have to throw the bag out after one use.
Blessings to you and your lovely family and I do hope she feels better soon.
Melissa

Leslie said...

Aww, poor baby! My daughter got them last year (when she was 11), but fortunately she had a pretty mild case. I hope Maddie gets better soon. *hugs*

Megan said...

My husband had them just this winter (at 26). We read Capcasin (sp?)cream would help. He also put neosporin on the scabs to prevent infection, but nothing fully relieved the muscle pains. I feel so bad for your little one.

cjoy said...

I don't really have a good suggestion for pain relief other than trying a little Motrin or something, but a little head's up is that the nerve pain can actually linger well beyond the 6 weeks, very slowly dissipating over time for SOME people, not necessarily everyone. It's a terrible deep ache that compares to nothing else. I had them around my chest right after my 2nd baby was born (she got the chicken pox from me b/c of it!).

Praying she feels better soon!!

Grace said...

WOW! My 15 year old son just had them 2 weeks ago. He was put on antibiotics, antiviral medication and the dr. also prescribed Bacitrain (sp?) ointment which helped heal his shingles almost over night. He had a hard time the first few days with the burning and pain, but said that apple cider vinegar really helped when applied with a washcloth. Hope this helps!

Hayes said...

Celeste had them at 18 mos and the antivirals are great. Rhus Tox is a homeopathic remedy that can really offer some relief. I am so sorry, Sam!

Julia said...

Poor baby!

Molly said...

Oh no, poor thing! Praying for y'all!

Brittany said...

SO sorry! On a happy note, I was on sew mama sew's website and saw your pattern and I was so happy! I hope this helps you financially so you can get your adopted kids home!

Goosegirl said...

Oh Sam, I am praying for your poor baby. I have no advice at all regarding the shingles. I just feel for you and your sweet girl.I pray for healing and comfort. I hope no one else in the house catches it. And I pray for strength for you.

Rochelle said...

I know you're probably getting tons of advice but a naturopath may have some options the pediatrician doesn't have....especially when it comes to autoimmune disorders and shingles. I'll be praying for your little one and for strength for you.