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Home Remedies For Chickenpox


Chickenpox is caused by varicella-zoster virus is common and contagious affecting mostly children and rarely adults. The incubation period is 2 to 3 weeks. The rash starts appearing on the body two days after the person gets infected. This rash then forms into blisters, which burst and then scabs over. People are more prone to the chicken pox during winter and spring seasons. A pregnant woman, who gets chicken pox for the first time must seek a medical assistance immediately.

Causes of Chicken Pox
  • Herpes Zoster Virus
  • Contact with broken chickenpox blisters
  • Poor immune system
  • By inhaling airborne droplets

Home Remedies for Chickenpox

Mix ½ teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water and then sponge the person with this solution. When this soda dries on the skin, it controls the itchiness and irritation.

Pure honey daubed on the scabs helps in clearing up any scars.
Apply vitamin E oil on the affected are. This helps the scars fade away quickly.

Neem leaves or margosa has got antiviral properties, which helps in treating chicken pox and aids in drying-out the blisters and relieves itching sensation to an extent. Take a handful of neem leaves to make a thick paste and apply on the blistered regions. Strew these neem leaves in bathing hot water and allow it to steep for a few minutes and then take bath with this water.

Brown vinegar is another way of treating chicken pox. This helps in mitigating skin irritation, blisters, and averts scarring when used in bathing water.

A mixed soup of carrot and coriander leaves would be beneficial to cool the internal body during infection. Take some carrot slices and chop some coriander leaves and boil them in half a cup of water for few minutes. Filter it and drink when it is lukewarm on a daily basis for one month or so for a speedy recovery.

Applying calamine lotion on itchy areas will be of a great help and is a standard medicine for healing chicken pox rashes. But for some people, the itchiness gets aggravated.

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