Chickenpox is a contagious disease that usually affects the kids between 1 to 10 years of age. However, it can also appear in adults, since chickenpox is a viral infection that does not easily expel from one’s system. Poor immunity, sensitive skin, local infections or prolonged illnesses can cause it. Here are 5 effective home remedies for chickenpox so you can practically prevent its recurrence.
Ayurvedic View On Chickenpox
This condition in Ayurveda has been explained as a state of unbalanced Vata and Kapha along with having an improper diet and lifestyle. Mental tensions, anxiety and not taking care of your skin add on to the list of affecting factors.
Symptoms Of Chickenpox
- Loss of appetite
- Abdominal pain
- Excessive tiredness
- Red or pink rashes on the skin
- Infected blisters
Home Remedies For Chickenpox
1. Neem Leaves Paste
Neem plays an important role in treating all the symptoms of chickenpox. One can make a paste of these leaves and apply on the blisters for a healing effect.
2. Raw Honey Sponge
Honey is another wonderful chickenpox (natural) treatment. In a glass of water, mix half a teaspoon of honey and a pinch of baking soda. Sponge this solution over your skin and it will help reduce the skin rashes as well as itchiness.
3. Oatmeal Bath
This chickenpox Ayurvedic treatment is perfect for your bath time. Add 2 cups of oats in 2 litres of water and boil it for 20 minutes. After cooking, add the mix to a cotton bag and let it float in the water till the water gets murky. Splash the water on your body. Within just 15 days, you’ll notice the scars fading.
4. Green Pea Leaves
Boil some water and cook a few green pea leaves in it. Upon cooling, either gently sponge the liquid or splash the water on your skin. This will soothe all the inflammation as well as itchiness on your skin.
5. Diet And Lifestyle Changes
- Make sure to keep yourself well hydrated
- Wear loose fitted and light coloured clothes
- Include plenty of fresh fruits and veggies to your diet, but avoid any citrus foods for the time being.
- To keep your body cool, drink buttermilk and have some yogurt each day.
- Drink herbal teas. You can have all of these – chamomile, lemon, basil, marigold, and honey.
- Drink carrot and coriander leaf soup.
Note: This article is solely for the purpose of sharing information. Please do not substitute it for professional medical advice. Ingredients discussed can interfere with certain medications. So before using anything to treat yourself, always consult your doctor.