Homeopathic remedies for chicken pox

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Chickenpox, also known as varicella, is a highly contagious viral infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). It is primarily a childhood disease, but it can affect people of all ages who have not been vaccinated or previously had chickenpox.

With adequate treatment with Homeopathic medicines after consulting a Homoeopath we can easily treat chicken pox. 

  Symptoms

          The most common symptom of chickenpox is an itchy rash that appears on the face, chest, back, and then spreads to other parts of the body. The rash starts as small, red bumps that quickly develop into fluid-filled blisters. These blisters eventually burst and form scabs, which heal over time. Other symptoms may include fever, headache, tiredness, and loss of appetite.


 Transmission 

Chickenpox is highly contagious and spreads through direct contact with the rash or respiratory droplets from an infected person. It can also be transmitted by touching objects contaminated with the virus. The incubation period for chickenpox is typically 10 to 21 days, during which a person may be contagious even before the rash appears.

Causative factor  

                   Chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), which is a member of the herpesvirus family. The virus is highly contagious and spreads from person to person through direct contact with the rash or respiratory droplets from an infected individual

Effects

                   Most cases of chickenpox are mild and resolve on their own within one to two weeks. However, complications can occur, especially in certain high-risk groups, such as infants, pregnant women, and individuals with weakened immune systems. Complications may include bacterial skin infections, pneumonia, encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), or hepatitis (inflammation of the liver).

Modes of transmission:

1.Direct Contact: The most common way chickenpox spreads is through direct contact with an infected person. The virus can be transmitted by touching the rash or fluid from the blisters. It can also spread through contact with items contaminated by the virus, such as clothing, bedding, or toys.

2.Airborne Transmission: The virus can also be transmitted through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can be inhaled by others, leading to infection.

3.Highly Contagious Nature: Chickenpox is highly contagious, and infected individuals are contagious even before the appearance of the characteristic rash. The contagious period begins about 1-2 days before the rash develops and continues until all the blisters have formed scabs.

4.Vulnerability of Non-Immune Individuals: People who have never had chickenpox or have not been vaccinated against the virus are susceptible to infection. The virus easily spreads in environments such as schools, daycare centers, and households, where close contact among individuals is common.

Precaution 

                   If someone contacts chickenpox, it is important to keep them isolated from others, especially those who are at high risk of complications. This helps prevent the spread of the virus.

General management 

The management of chickenpox focuses on relieving symptoms, preventing complications, and promoting a comfortable recovery. Here are some guidelines for managing chickenpox:

1.Home Care and Comfort Measures:

Keep the infected person's fingernails short to prevent scratching and reduce the risk of skin infections.

Encourage the person to wear loose-fitting, lightweight clothing made of natural fabrics to minimize irritation.

Provide a cool and comfortable environment, as heat can worsen itching.

Use soft, non-irritating bedding and avoid harsh soaps or perfumed products that can further irritate the skin.

Offer lukewarm baths with added baking soda or colloidal oatmeal to soothe the itchy skin. Avoid hot water, which can exacerbate itching.

2.Hydration:

Ensure the infected person drinks plenty of fluids, such as water, to prevent dehydration, especially if they have a fever.

Offer popsicles or ice chips for relief from mouth sores, if present.

3.Preventing Secondary Infections:

Keep the skin clean and dry. Gently wash the affected areas with mild soap and water, avoiding vigorous rubbing.

Avoid applying creams, ointments, or oils to the blisters unless directed by a healthcare professional.

Use disposable tissues or a clean cloth to cover the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing to prevent the spread of the virus.

4.Isolation and Contagion Prevention:

Keep the infected person isolated until all the blisters have formed scabs to prevent spreading the virus to others, especially those who are susceptible or at high risk of complications.

Inform close contacts, such as family, friends, and school personnel, about the infection to help prevent further spread.


Homeopathic remedies  to treat Chicken Pox 

Similia India prepares very effective medicines in the treatment for Chicken Pox. 

1.Rhus toxicodendron (Rhus tox.): This remedy is often used for chickenpox with intense itching, especially when scratching worsens the itching. It may also be helpful for restlessness and relief from joint pain.


2.Antimonium tartaricum (Ant-t.): This remedy is commonly used for chickenpox with large, pustular blisters that are slow to heal. It may be helpful for coughing, difficulty breathing, and a feeling of chest congestion.

3.Belladonna: Belladonna is used when there is high fever with a flushed face, throbbing headache, and sensitivity to light. It may be suitable for individuals who experience sudden onset of symptoms.

4.Pulsatilla: This remedy is often indicated when there are weepy or burning blisters, and the person feels better with cool applications. It may be suitable for individuals who are emotional, clingy, or seek comfort from others.


5.Sulphur: Sulphur is commonly used for chickenpox with intense itching and burning sensations. It may be appropriate for individuals who tend to feel worse from warmth and better with cool applications.

6.Variolinum -Excruciating backache. Aching in legs. Eruption of pustules. Shingles. Seems to be efficacious in protecting against, modifying and aiding in chicken pox.



With proper medication after consulting a Homoeopathic physician, chicken pox can be relieved to an extend.


Blog prepared by Dr Bindu, Similia Homoeo Laboratory Pvt Ltd


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