Ever faced the wrath of those rashes that look like blisters? Yes, we are talking about chickenpox, also termed by the name varicella. Chickenpox comes under the tag of highly contagious and painful infection which is caused by a virus named varicella zoster. And, people mostly recover from this infection after a term of 1 or 2 weeks depending upon the treatment and body immunity. It tends to cover areas such as the neck, back, face, stomach or sometimes all over the body. It is termed as a non-fatal disease. However, complications can be expected in some instances.
Let’s take a look at the symptoms of chickenpox.
Symptoms of ChickenPox
The symptoms shown by the patient suffering from chickenpox can be divided into two parts. One is before the start of rashes and one post the appearance.
Before the appearance of the rashes, a patient might show the following symptoms:
- Feeling unwell throughout the day with weakness
- Fever that can worsen among adults as compared to children
- Pain in muscles
- Nausea or uneasiness
- Appetite loss
Post appearance of rashes, the symptoms of chickenpox include:
- Rashes can appear in a localized area of the body or throughout
- Spots tend to develop in form of clusters which mostly appear around the limbs, face, stomach, and chest. They are red, small and itchy
- The spots are gradually covered by blisters that tend to get very itchy causing the patient to scratch and spread the infection
- After 48 hours of onset of the blisters, they start clouding over and dry out soon with the development of crust over the surface
- After 10 days of drying out, the crusts start falling off and the patient is healed
Additional Symptoms of chickenpox that occur in severe cases:
- Skin enclosing the blisters get red and too painful to handle
- Difficulty in breathing
How to cure ChickenPox naturally (Natural Remedies)
While it is advisable that you consult your doctor after determination of the infection, you can also opt for natural treatment after approval by the physician. Your doctor might prescribe you OTC painkillers to bring down the pain with creams for adding proper moisture to the skin to bring down the urge to itch. You can continue with your doctor’s prescribed medicine along with these natural remedies to fasten the healing process.
1. Oatmeal Bath
During chicken pox, the skin becomes inflamed and swollen up with redness and itchy feeling. Oatmeal is known for its moisturizing property that comes with a natural quality to calm the skin. It slowly soothes the skin to relieve all kind of skin irritation. If you are unable to control the urge to itch, try a bath with oatmeal soaked water and bring down the itchy feeling almost instantaneously.
2. Honey with baking soda
Honey, when paired with baking soda forms an anti-itch compound that helps in soothing the inflammation in the skin caused due to the chickenpox virus. Apply a small dab of honey and baking soda mix to the blisters and skin close to it to help with the itchy feeling. However, keep in mind the fact that you should refrain from using baking soda if the skin is raw, bleeding or broken.
3. Neem Oil
Neem oil carries antiviral as well as antioxidant properties which help in soothing the inflamed skin. It also reduces the size of the blisters, itching, pain as well as scarring after the chickenpox has been cured. The vitamin E present inside the oil helps in treating your skin post chickenpox for a scar-free skin. However, keep in mind that neem oil tends to be very concentrated which is why you can add it to your bath water or dilute it before use. Combine it with other carrier oil such as jojoba oil.
4. Essential Oils
Use essential oils whenever you take a bath to help reduce the itching, swelling and redness. These oils also add moisture to your skin which when lost can increase the itching in the skin. Oils such as lavender can ease the discomfort with a promise of healthy skin.
5. Coconut water
Coconut water for chickenpox works like a miracle. like a miracle. It is essentially a non-irritant which is rich in nutrients and minerals that helps your skin heal faster. A dab of coconut water now and then can help in lightening the scars of blisters. It provides ample energy to the body to deal with the infection while increasing the body’s capability to fight off the virus. It houses extra cooling effect which is why it is the first choice among patients to help treat the irritation caused by chickenpox in the skin.
While practicing all these natural remedies, make sure you continue with the medicines prescribed by your doctor for better recovery.
We’ve mentioned these cures to our best of knowledge, and we hope you find these tips useful in fighting against Chickenpox. Prevention is always better than cure, so make sure to know the signs of chickenpox before-hand so that you could take effective steps timely. If you want us to cover any other topic, just let us know through the comments section. We’ll try to cover it as soon as possible. It’s always best to consult the doctors before taking any critical measures.
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