Various types of home remedies are probably the most common ways of treating chicken pox. The home remedies help in both treating the disease and in restoring the strength of immune system. Baking soda and water are used in home remedies. First, baking soda is mixed with water and then it is sponged on the infected person. It can decrease the itching and irritation, when it dries. Honey is another ingredient in home remedies for chicken pox, as pure honey helps healing the scars within a short period of only 3 days. Applying vitamin E oil can help a lot, as it clears the scars quickly. Brown vinegar is also used in home remedies for chicken pox. Brown vinegar can sooth the itch and comfort the skin, if applied along with water.
Oatmeal bath is also sometimes prescribed in the treatment of chicken pox. Taking oatmeal bath helps in soothing the skin and healing the scars. Green Pea water is another ingredient that helps in clearing the scars. The other ingredients used in home remedies for treatment of chicken pox include carrot and coriander; herbal tea; juice diet, etc. Herbal tea can be prepared by using any of the herbs like chamomile (babunah), basil (tulsi), marigold (zergul) and lemon balm (billilotan). A little cinnamon (dalchini), honey, and lemon can also be added to this tea.
Treatment of chicken pox can be done according to Ayurveda, as well. In Ayurvedic medicine, giving a warm water enema is considered helpful in cleaning out the bowels, quickly. The Ayurvedic medicine suggests that the VZV affected person is usually affected by light and hence, should be kept in dim light. Another remedy of chicken pox in Ayurveda is applying mud pack. If mud pack is applied twice a day alternating on the chest and the abdomen, it can help in quickening the process of curing. Lukewarm bath water with neem is also prescribed in Ayurveda for treatment of chicken pox. It can relieve itching.
Various herbs are used quite effectively in the treatment of chicken pox. The use of herbs is a time-honored approach to strengthen the body and treat disease. Some of the herbal remedies used in treating chicken pox include Cayenne (Capsicum frutescens/Capsicum spp.), German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita), Peppermint Oil (Mentha x piperita), Aloe (Aloe vera/Aloe barbadensis/Aloe ferox), Burdock root (Arctium lappa), Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Madonna lily (Lilium candidum), etc.
Homoeopathy is also used in the treatment of chicken pox. Different remedies are prescribed for treating chicken pox in Homoeopathy. The medicines like Antimonium tartaricum, Antimonium crudum, Apis mellifica, Belladonna, Bryonia, Mercurius solubilis, Pulsatilla, Rhus toxicodendron, Sulphur, Urtica urens, etc. are used most commonly for treatment of chicken pox. These medicines are applied on a case by case basis. Acupuncture is another effective way of treating chicken pox. Acupuncture may help in relieving the nerve pain of chicken pox-affected people. Aromatherapy is also followed for treatment of chicken pox. Essential oils help tremendously by reducing the itchiness and stopping infection of the pox themselves. Oils extracted from Tea-tree, Eucalyptus, Bergamot and Lavender, have soothing, antiseptic, healing properties. Chamomile is considered as soothing anti-itch oil.
Magnetic therapy is an effective method for the treatment of chicken pox. Taking mixed magnetized water thrice daily, on a regular basis can help in quick curing. It is also advised to take North Pole magnetized water four times daily, after the eruptions appear. North-pole oil is given on the eruptions, in case of intense itching. The magnets are also advised to be applied on the palm of hands for 15 minutes once daily, as a preventive measure. Another treatment method for chicken pox is Mind/Body Medicine. The relaxation techniques like meditation, breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, biofeedback, etc. are commonly used for reducing pain and stress associated with chicken pox. Cognitive behavioral therapy is also used, sometimes.
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