There are 7 kids off with it at his nursery. When i was bathing him last night, I counted 11 small red spots, but this morning he's got far more, and 3 of them have already turned into blisters. One on the back of his left knee is massive! I had them when I was a child, so I'm okay (and so is baby). Kayleigh and Stu have both had them, so they're okay. But my poor little man. But we had a 2nd birthday party tomorrow, and a 4th birthday party next week. It means we won't get to see SIL as her baby is only a few weeks old. DH's best friends baby is only a fortnight old and we were due to help them move house next week. I've been off work with a stinking cold this week, so have to go in next week. I just can't take any time off! Bloody inconvenient spots!!! What do they recommend these days to help with the itching? I take it it's not the dreadful calamine anymore?