Chicken pox, chicken pox symptoms, chickenpox is caused by, home remedies for chicken pox

Chicken pox, chicken pox symptoms, chickenpox is caused by, home remedies for chicken pox

Home Remedies>>Chickenpox

Written and Reviewed By :
Dr. Riddhi P. Sardhara.

What is Chickenpox?

It is an infectious viral disease with symptoms of mild fever and rashes of itchy inflamed blisters. It is caused by the herpes zoster virus and mainly affects children. Immunity arises after the first infection.

Complications of Chickenpox

If the treatment or regimen is not followed, it leads to several complications, but they are rare.

  • Dehydration.

  • Bacterial infection of the soft tissue, bones, skin, etc.

  • Pneumonia.

  • Toxic shock syndrome.

  • Inflammation of the brain.

  • Birth defect in pregnant women.

  • Home Remedies For Chickenpox

  • Take two Marigold (Genda) flowers and mix them with one teaspoon of Hazel leaves. Now put this mixture in a cup of water and allow it to sit overnight. The next morning, grind the mixture and apply it to the affected areas, to get relief from itching.

  • Take Neem leaves and crush them. Apply the paste to the affected areas. One can also add neem leaves in lukewarm bathwater.

  • Take pure Sandalwood (Chandan) oil and apply it to the affected area.

  • Apply Honey (Shahad) regularly on the affected parts, which helps to heal chickenpox.

  • Take two cups of oatmeal and grind it into fine powder. Now put this powder in two liters of water for 10 to 15 minutes. Put this mixture in a cloth bag, tie it and place it in a tub of warm water. Leave this until the water changes to milky in color. Finally, have a bath with this water.

  • Take 100 grams of Carrot (Gaajar) and 60 grams of Coriander (Dhaniya) leaves. Cut into small pieces and boil them in the water for few minutes. Strain and cool the solution and drink the soup once a day for about a month.

  • Take a small piece of Ginger (Adrak), boil it in water. Later strain the solution and drink it.

  • Mix 1/2 teaspoon of Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) in one glass of water. Apply this over the affected area. After soda dries on the skin it controls itching.

  • Food and Regimen For Chickenpox

  • In chickenpox, take food that doesn’t hamper the digestive fire or the metabolism.

  • Eat broken wheat (Daliya), green gram (cook with plenty of water), rice (cook in the open vessel).

  • Eat raw amla/ amla powder, haldi, pomegranate, papaya, carrots, bitter gourd, and bottle gourd, sponge gourd.

  • The affected area of the skin should be open, as much as possible, and apply the anti-bacterial, anti-fungal talcum powder. Or powder of the pipal (ficus religiosa), and banyan tree’s bark, helps to reduce secretions and inflammation.

  • Take a bath with the water boiled with neem leaves.

  • Avoid taking mid-day sleep as well as late-night waking up.

  • Avoid taking junk food, oily food, bakery, and dairy products.

  • Isolate the child or infected person from the other children and people.

  • The Belongings and utensils of the child should be washed properly and kept apart.

  • Timely examine the blisters, if some of them develop the pus or infections.
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