Chicken pox usually has symptoms like mild fever, headache and weakness. Appearance of rashes or tiny red spots on the skin, mostly on the upper back or chest is an indication of the virus attack.
As the infection spreads, the rashes spread to the face and the lower extremities. Over 3-4 days, the rashes get filled with fluid and puss. By the end of the first week of the infection, these rashes get a thick outer crusting. As some of these rashes dry, new ones keep popping up. These blisters itch severely but scratching them only increases the problem and can also lead to permanent scars.
Chicken pox is a viral infection and spreads from one person to another. Generally, the virus attacks during the winter or the spring season.
- Boil 200 grams green peas and make a smooth paste. Apply this paste on the affected area and wash it off after an hour.
- Baking soda helps control the itching caused by the chicken pox. Add 3 tablespoons of baking soda to a bowl of water and mix it well. Apply this on the affected area by using a sponge. Make sure the soda dries on the skin.
- Brown vinegar is an effective home remedy for treating chicken pox. Add half a cup of brown vinegar to your bathing water.
- Soak marigold flowers in a bowl of water for overnight. On the next day, grind it to make a smooth paste. Apply it on the affected area and wash it of after 30 minutes. This treatment helps you relieve from itching and also heals wounds.
- Take ½ a liter of water in a bowl, add 100 grams chopped carrots, 60 grams coriander leaves and boil it till the level reduces to half. Add little salt or pepper for taste and have this soup once in a day.
- Make sure the person is vaccinated for chicken pox.