Home Remedies for Chicken Pox
- Use Catnip tea sweetened with molasses. It reduces fever. The use of brown vinegar is one of the most important among the several home remedies found beneficial in the treatment of chicken pox. Half a cup of this vinegar should be added to a bath of warm water. This will relieve the irritation of the skin.
- Salt, Chillies, Ghee, oil, spices (Masala) should not be taken at least 15 days after getting the Chicken pox symptoms. The food should be very light and easily digestible. Remember the salt will cause itching in rashes during Chickenpox so avoid using salt. Don’t eat banana, brinjal, sweet pumpkin for some day even after the Chickenpox is completed cured. Don’t touch the rashes and if the itching is intolerable one can use neem leaves to itch. Avoid talking bath for 15 days or till the rashes are completely subsides and dries up.
- Applying Sandal wood oil(Sandalwood powder boiled with coconut oil and filtered) or pure Coconut oil also help to reduce Chicken pox scars.
- Make a tea with:
- 2 tbs. of queen of the meadow.
- 1 tsp. of coltsfoot leaves.
- 2 tsp. of marigold flowers.
- 2 cups of boiling water.
In a nonmetallic pot mix all ingredients let sit for 20 minutes. Take one cup a day.
- Mix 2 tbs. marigold flowers.
- 1 tsp. witch hazel leaves.
- 1 cup of water.
Let them sit over night. Apply on rash as needed it will relieve the itch of chicken pox.
- A bath of oatmeal is considered a natural remedy for relieving the itch due to chicken pox. This bath is prepared by cooking two cups of oatmeal in two liters of water for fifteen minutes. This mixture is then put into a cloth bag, preferably cotton, and a string is tied tightly around the top. This bag is allowed to float in a tub of warm water, and swished around until the water becomes turbid. Precaution should be taken to ensure that the bag is not torn. The child with chicken pox can splash and play in the water, making sure that water goes over all the scalds, while the pouch of oatmeal can remain in the tub .
- Some very useful homeopathic remedies are: Antimonium crudum, antimonium tartaricum, Pulsatilla, sulphur, rhus tox.
- Some very powerful herbs are: St. John’s wort, pau d’arco, ginger, burdock root, echinacea, and goldenseal.
- Drink lots of water to prevent dehydration. Also, drink fresh juices.
- Fill the bath tub with cool water and add ginger to it, take a 30 minute bath. This helps stop the itching.
- Baking soda is a popular remedy to control the itching in chicken pox. Some baking soda should be put in a glass of water. The child should be sponged with this water, so that the soda dries on the skin. This will keep the child away from scratching the eruptions.