Health > Ayurveda > Chicken Pox
Chicken pox, medically known as vericella, is a highly contagious disease. It is caused by a virus. This disease most often affects children, but sometimes affects adults also.
According to ayruvedia, causes of chicken pox are as follows:
- Poor immune system
- Contact with another’s broken chicken pox blisters
- Breathing in airborne chicken pox droplet
- Herpes Zoster Virus
- Persistent wrong feeding of children (for cases of children)
First, the infection starts out with a low grade fever, a headache, and weakness of body. Two days after the person is infected, red blisters develop. Then, the blisters break down into scab like scars. This outbreak usually lasts about 2-3 weeks.
If a woman is pregnant and gets chicken pox that woman should see medical attention
Home Remedies for Chicken pox
Other Effective Ayurvedic Remedies
- Baking soda and water: Mix ½ teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water. Then, sponge this on the infected person. When this dries it decreases the itching and irritation
- Honey: Pure honey helps heal the scars within three days.
- Vitamin E Oil: When applied, the scars disappear quickly.
- Brown Vinegar: One-half cup of brown mixed in bath water helps sooth the itch, and comforts the skin.
- Oatmeal Bath: Two cups of oatmeal and two liters of water are boiled together for 15 minutes. Put this cooked oatmeal mixture into a cloth cotton bag, and dip it into the bathtub. The child can play around in the tub, as the oatmeal seeps through the cloth, leaving a comforting film in the bath water. This helps sooth the skin and heals the scars.
- Green Pea Water: Take the water that has been drained from making peas, and let it cool. Then sponge this on the skin. This helps aid in the disappearance of the scars.
- Carrot and Coriander: 100 grams of carrots and 60 grams of coriander should be cut into small pieces and boiled together. This should be done once a day.
- Herbal Tea: Chamomile, basil, cinnamon, honey, and lemon are some of the ingredients in a sedative tea that can help the infected person relax at night.
- Juice Diet: A Raw fruit and vegetable juice fast can be helpful. Lemon juice is especially beneficial. The person with chicken pox should follow this diet for three days. Another option is the person can go on an all fruit and vegetable diet for a few days.
- Warm water enema: This should be given during the juice fast to help clean out the bowels.
- Shade the eyes: A person with chicken pox is affected by light, so it is best to dim them. This is because the immune system is weak; therefore the tissues of the eyes are also week.
- Mud pack applications: A mud pack application twice a day alternating on the chest and the abdomen are very helpful.
- Lukewarm bath water with Neem: Lukewarm water, especially with Neem added, can relieve itching.
Also note that the child should be prevent from itching, because the itching could prolong the heal process of the scars. If the chicken pox still persist after a few weeks, make sure the child is examined. This needs to be done in order to make sure that the only condition that persists is the chicken pox.
Also, eating healthy will help build up the infect person’s immune system. This will reduce the chance of a recurring outbreak.