Chickenpox is a common condition caused by the Varicella Zoster virus, a condition we are familiar with that easily spreads from one person to the next through saliva, blister fluid, mucus and even air. After a rash appear the individual is contagious so it is important to stay in isolation.
Unfortunately, there is not much that you can do after you are infected and you will need to go through the cycle, dealing with associated symptoms like the rash, fatigue, appetite loss, aching muscles, fever and more. The really bad symptoms will subside in around 2 weeks. Fortunately, various home remedies can help you deal with most of the serious ones, including chicken pox itching. Here are those you need to know about.
Baking soda is really useful to help people control irritation and itchiness associated with chickenpox. All you have to do is take half a tablespoon and mix it with one glass of filtrated water. Soft washcloth can be used to add the solution to the body part that is affected. Make sure you allow the mixture to dry. An alternative is to soak in a bathtub with one added baking soda cup.
This is also known under the name of neem or margosa. Indian lilac is really good in treating chicken pox because of antiviral properties while also being able to dry blisters while relieving itching. What you want to do is take neem leaves (a handful), crush them and simply apply this paste on the areas that are affected. You can also consider adding the leaves in your bath water.
Coriander And Carrots
Soups made out of coriander and carrots can be a great treatment when you suffer from chickenpox. This is because of the really high antioxidants content. It will help a lot in healing. Various soup recipes can be found online. Try not to add many ingredients as you mainly want to focus on the carrots and the coriander. Drink this soup for one month, once per day and you will gain the benefits.
Oatmeal baths are really great at dealing with chickenpox itchiness. Take two oatmeal cups and grind them so you get a powder. This powder has to be added in half a gallon of warm water. Soak in that bathwater for around 20 minutes.
Honey can offer great itchiness relief, helping blisters to heal faster and better. Just make sure that you only use pure, high quality honey. Coat affected areas and repeat this around 3 times daily. Stop after the scars disappear. Honey is really great at offering that relief mentioned and will speed up wound healing.
Normally, vinegar is not a good substance to use on any type of wound but brown vinegar is not like that if you need to deal with chickenpox symptoms. It is known to relieve irritation of the skin while also speeding up lesion healing. It is even going to prevent scarring. Just a half of cup of brown vinegar can be added to your lukewarm bathwater and you have to soak for around 15 minutes. This should do the trick.
This is another highly effective home remedy you can use to reduce itching and skin irritation associated with chickenpox. Buy high quality lavender essential oil. Dilute it in another oil, a carrier one (like coconut or almond) and then apply on areas affected. Wait until it dries and repeat two times per day. As with the other remedies mentioned, you can also add lavender oil to your bath and soak in it.
Calendula (sometimes referred to as marigold) is useful to deal with chickenpox itching when 2 tablespoons are combined with 1 tablespoon of leaves from witch hazel and 1 cup of water. Make this mixture stay overnight and then grind it in the morning. The resulting paste can be added to the rash. After it completely dries, you want to rinse it out.