If you had chickenpox, it must have been one of your bitter experiences in life. Chickenpox is one of the most contagious diseases, you can even catch it by breathing the same air as in infected person. The symptoms of Chickenpox are particularly irritating, fluid-filled pimple-like rashes all over the body. You will have a relentless ache for itching, high and constant fever will burn you up, and these are only the primary symptoms. However, you can try a few effective home remedies to get rid of chickenpox.
The fearsome factor about chickenpox is that the virus shows symptoms after almost three days after entering a body, in the meantime, the people who have been in contact with the infected, can also very well be infected. This is why the doctors advise staying away from a chickenpox patient. Vaccines will save you from the virus, but you can still carry the virus and spread it.
The varicella-zoster virus (VZV) also known as varicella causes the chickenpox. To help the patient you will need to follow a few effective remedies and provide some much-needed relief.
Prepare a warm bath in a tub, add at least one cup of baking soda in the bath. Soak your body in the bath for twenty minutes. You will be relieved of the itching, and the antimicrobial properties of baking soda will faster your recovery.
Take a long leaf of aloe vera to peel it from the middle. Scoop the gel of aloe vera and topically apply it on the rashes, leave the gel on. It will assuage the irritation of rashes, the anti-inflammatory properties of aloe gel will work like wonders for you. Apply this remedy 2-3 times a day.
Take either brown or apple cider vinegar and pour one cup of it in a warm bath. Sit in the bath for at least fifteen minutes. Add a few drops of essential oils for aroma as the smell of vinegar can be unpleasant.
Take half a cup of sea salt and pour it in a warm bath, soak your body in the bath for fifteen minutes. Add some drops of essential oils for aroma. Take this bath once a day, the anti-inflammatory properties of sea salt will help your healing.
Take a few drops of essential oils (preferably lavender or tea tree) mix it with a carrier oil like virgin coconut or virgin olive oil. Apply the mixture in the little amount on the rashes it will soothe the rashes and diminish the marks.
Calamine lotion mix
Calamine lotion is prescribed by doctors to assuage severe itching. Take five drops of lavender oil and a cup of calamine lotion, mix both the ingredients and shake. Apply this mix on your rashes three times a day, store the mix in the fridge when you are done.
Take a few leaves of neem or Indian lilac, grind them to make a paste, and apply the paste on the rashes. The antiviral and antibiotic properties of neem are miraculous for the skin. Also, you can add neem leaves in your bathwater.
Take one tablespoon of lemon juice, one cup of water, and cotton. Dilute the lemon juice with water, and apply it on the rashes, wash after ten minutes. Do this three times a day. The lemon works as an astringent and the antioxidants in the lemon will boost the healing.
Take twelve fresh leaves of guava tree and boil it for fifteen minutes in two cups of water, add honey for taste in the tea, drink it. Drink the tea three times a day. The guava tea is an ultimate home remedy for chickenpox as it relieves infections and irritations.
Carefully take a few drops of honey and apply topically on the rashes. The rashes may leave scars when the chickenpox is cured. Honey will save you from the irritation, scratching and scars. Apply this remedy three times a day, you will feel relief immediately.
Take three tablespoons of ginger and add it in your warm bath. Soak yourself in the bath for twenty minutes. Ginger has strong antimicrobial and antibiotic properties, it will speed up your recovery.