Chicken pox is very common among young children. Most people get chicken pox till the age of 15 years. It is very uncommon to have chicken pox twice in life time. Chicken pox is caused by a virus called named varicella-zoster. Chicken pox occurring in adults tends to result in more severe form. Chicken pox causes rash and makes a person unwell. Chicken pox is highly contagious. It starts off with itchy rashes of 1-2 spots that look like blister but within hours spreads over whole body.
Stomach Ache and temperature are its common symptoms. It starts off with red itchy rashes on back or abdomen. Victim should be on complete rest and house arrest till the rashes clears off. Natural cure is best way of curing chicken pox as antiviral drugs and lotions may cause harmful effect as a child skin is very sensitive. Mothers prefer natural approaches for treating chicken pox as it remedies are safe and free from side effects. Chicken pox being a viral disease, antibiotics is ineffective against it.
Natural Cures For Chicken Pox
Effects Of Neem Leaves
Neem is best procurement for treating chicken pox. Extraction of juices from neem leaves helps to reduce blisters and itchiness. We can add neem leaves in warm water. Individual suffering from chicken pox can bathe with this water.
We can prepare bathing water with neem leaves and tamarind powder leaving it over night and exposing the same water in sunlight early morning. Bathing from such a water helps to speedy recovery of chicken pox.
Application Of Honey
Victim of chicken pox can apply honey as it gives them relief from itchiness and redness. We can smear pure honey on the blisters and rashes. It will help to reduce itchiness and irritation.
Honey also helps to heal scars. Continuous application of honey also makes the marks of scars invisible. Honey also helps soothe the skin.
Marigold Flower Pastes
We can reduce the rashes, itchiness and redness caused due to chicken pox through marigold flower. We can mix marigold flowers with one table spoon of hazel leaves. We can put this mixture in a cup of water to allow the mixture to settle down properly overnight. Then we can grind this mixture properly by next morning. Apply this mixture as a paste on the blisters. It helps to relief from itchy sensation and swelling to the patient.
Effect Of Baking soda
Baking soda reduces the effect of itchiness and irritation caused due to chicken pox blisters. It is regarded as one of the best natural remedy in treating chicken pox. We can mix half table spoon of baking soda with water.
Then using a sponge we can apply this solution on the body of the patient on blisters and rashes. Let the application dry on the body of the patient. It helps the patient to reduce their scratching effects and also avoid eruptions of the blisters.
Oatmeal treatment is one of the most effective measures for treating chicken pox. We can grind 2 cups of oatmeal into fine powder. We can then put this powder in cloth bag and tie it towards the top. We can then soak this cloth bag in Luke warm water tub and swirl it around in water without having the bag ripened open.
We can also make small holes in the bag so that it can take the oatmeal powder. Don’t soak the oatmeal bag for more than 10 minutes. Bathing in such a water helps in speedy recovery of chicken pox. It also helps to ease from discomfort and irritation.
Green Peas Water
Green pea water can also help eliminating the problem of chicken pox. We can boil green pea in water and strain this water. Then we can rub this water gently over rashes and blisters.
This kind of treatment helps to reduce itchiness and blisters. Green pea water treatment refreshes the body and helps to reduce rashes of the patient.
A person suffering from chicken pox should be careful in dietary intake. One should be consuming a lot of raw fruits and vegetable juices. The patient should be consuming only digestible food like plain rice, dal. Non vegetarian diet should not be consumed during this period .
The patient should include coriander and carrot soups in their diet. It provides strength to the immune system and it helps to recover fast. One should strictly avoid all kinds of spicy, oily and crunchy intake as it might result in bursting of blisters leading to further complications. A healthy diet is recommended.