Care ViraSoothe® Chickenpox Relief Cooling Gel & Spray Gel

PIP Code (Cooling Gel 50g): 346-3874, PIP Code (Cooling Gel 75g): 346-3866, PIP Code (Spray Gel 60ml): 368-4768

Medical Device Class 2A

The No 1 selling chickenpox range in the UK*

Helps stop the Itch – Scratch cycle of chickenpox. Cools and soothes skin which is irritated, superficially reddened or which is prone to dryness and itchiness.

*Virasoothe no 1 range* – source: IRI/value sales/ 52 W.E 21th April 19

Suitable for infants over 6 months, children, adults and elderly
Cream bottle
50g, 75g Gel
60ml Spray

More about this product

  • Directions for use
  • Self Care Advice
  • FAQs

Directions for use


Children over 6 months:

Do not use if the tube seal is broken or appears tampered with at purchase.

Wash and dry hands before and after use. Rub the gel into the skin sparingly with a light massaging action. Apply two to three times a day or whenever relief is needed. Always replace cap after use.

It can be used all over the face and body. Avoid contact with the eyes. For external use only.

All adults, including those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, the elderly and children under 6 months, should only be treated under medical supervision.


Spray Gel

It is suitable for children over 6 months.

Do not use if the trigger is unlocked or appears tampered with at purchase.

Wash and dry hands before and after using the spray gel. Holding the bottle approximately 10cm from the skin, spray the gel onto the skin. If required gently rub the gel into the affected area with a light massaging action. Apply two to three times a day or whenever relief is needed. Be careful not to spray into the eyes or directly onto the face and do not breathe the spray.

Application to the face can be best achieved by applying via your hand and gently rubbing-in in the normal way.

Children under 6 months should only be treated under medical supervision.

Self Care Advice

Patients should stay away from school, nursery or work until all the spots have crusted over. This is usually 5 days after the spots first appeared.

  • Drink plenty of fluid (try ice lollies for a child who is not drinking) to avoid dehydration
  • Take paracetamol to help with pain and discomfort
  • Do not take ibuprofen for pain relief with paracetamol
  • Put socks on a child’s hands at night to stop scratching
  • Cut a child’s nails
  • Use cooling creams or gels from your pharmacy
  • Speak to your pharmacist about using antihistamine medicine to help itching
  • Bathe in cool water and pat the skin dry (do not rub)
  • Dress in loose clothes


What is chickenpox?

Chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus which is passed through the coughs and sneezes of an infected person.

It is an extremely common childhood condition.

What are the symptoms of chickenpox?

Chickenpox starts with red spots. They can appear anywhere on the body.

The spots fill with fluid. The blisters may burst. They might spread or stay in a small area. The spots scab over. More blisters might appear while others scab over.There may be other symptoms before or after the spots, including:
  • A high temperature above 38C
  • Aches and pains
  • Generally feeling unwell
  • Loss of appetite
Chickenpox is very itchy and can make children feel miserable, even if they do not have many spots. Chickenpox is usually much worse in adults.
  • Consumer benefits
    Consumer Benefits

Consumer Benefits

  • Clinically proven to help relieve the irritating symptoms of chickenpox
  • Cools the skin
  • Helps stop the ITCH-SCRATCH cycle
  • Allows skin to heal naturally and to help reduce long term scarring
  • Can be applied over both the face and body
  • Suitable for use by children over 6 months old, adults and the elderly

Did you know?

It’s possible to get chickenpox more than once, although it’s unusual. Do not give ibuprofen to a child who has chickenpox unless advised to do so by a doctor, as it may cause serious skin infections.

Our Achievements

ViraSoothe Chickenpox Relief Cooling Gel – Highly Commended at the 2019 MPV awards
Co-Lactase Infant Drops – Highly Commended at the 2019 MPV awards
Pharmacy assistants highlighted the Care range as “Great value”, “Wide range” and “Reliable”
Over 80% of pharmacy staff now recommend Care products at least once a day
Over half of pharmacy staff do not believe there is a credible competitor range to Care
Pharmacists describe the Care range as “Great value”, “Wide range” and “Quality”
Almost all pharmacy staff recognise Care as being more useful in the current self care climate
9 out of 10 pharmacy staff believe Care provides remedies for the majority of common ailments
By 2004 the Care brand was selling 30,000 products a day through UK pharmacy
Genuine innovation with Care Co-Lactase
Revolutionising the treatment of chickenpox with Virasoothe
Driving great value for customer at great margins for pharmacies
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