Fast and Effective Chicken pox Treatment At Home

Chickenpox is a common disease that mainly affects children and causes small red itchy spots. Adults can also catch it at some point if they did not catch it in their childhood. Everyone catches it at some point in their life. Some people can also have them twice in their life. It is most of the time mild and usually clears up in a week but can be dangerous for people who have weak immune system.

chickenpox treatment at home

Symptoms

The symptoms of chicken pox can vary from person to person. Most of the time the symptoms start to show up one to three weeks after becoming infected. Some of the main symptoms are

  • High fever
  • Aches
  • Headaches
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Spots – sore red raised spots develop on face and chest before spreading to other parts of the body
  • Blisters – very itchy, fluid-filled blisters will be formed on the red spots
  • Fatigue

Chickenpox is very contagious until the blisters have completely scabbed over. The scabby crusts will fall off by themselves in about two weeks.

Treatment

Chickenpox can be most of the times treated at home. Going for medicines is not always a solution as they will take their own time in totally going away. The herbal treatments below can help relieve the pain and symptoms while the body fights the infection.

  • Paracetamol

paracetamol in chickenpoxYou can take painkillers like paracetamol as they help alleviate the pain caused by blisters. Don’t use too strong painkillers as they can sometimes make people with chickenpox very ill. So it’s best to avoid them.

 

 

  • Coconut Oil

coconut oil for chickenpoxApply coconut oil onto the blisters as they start to pop up. Don’t do this with your finger directly as you might get the fluid from the blisters on your fingers. To avoid getting the fluid, you can take a cotton bud, tap some coconut oil on it. And apply on the blisters. Do this remedy a couple of times a day. As soon as oil dries up, put some more and repeat the process till the blisters have completely dried up. This will also provide much relief in itching.

 

  • Tea Tree Oil

tea tree oil in chickenpoxThis oil also has a calming effect. Tea tree oil is famous for it’s antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties. Follow the same steps as that with coconut oil. This will also prevent itching and will dry the blisters quickly.

 

 

  • Aloe Vera Gel

aloe vera gel for chickenpoxAloe Vera along with it’s other properties is also effective for healing of chickenpox blisters. You can apply the gel directly on the blisters. This will soothe down the pain and also dry the blisters quickly.

 

 

  • Fluids

fluids in chickenpoxDrink plenty of fluids and avoid dehydration. If your child does not drink water give him sugar-free ice lollies. This will help soothe their sore mouth. Water helps treat chickenpox. So try to drink loads of water and get rid of chickenpox naturally.

 

 

  • Baking Soda

baking soda for chickenpoxLukewarm water with baking soda gives much relief in itching. Just fill the bath tub with lukewarm water and fill it with 1 cup of baking soda. Let your child sit in the bath for at least 15 – 20 minutes. This will not only relieve itching but will also heal the blisters.

 

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