Chicken Pox ( Varicella )

Chicken pox is a highly contagious, non-threatening viral infection in which a person develops extremely itchy blisters all over the body.

chicken pox

Chicken pox is an air borne disease, which can easily spread through coughing and sneezing from an infected person.

Incubation period-14-16 days.

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Chickenpox in certain medical conditions requires immediate medical condition such as – pregnant women, newborn, teenagers and adults and people with low immunity.

Signs and Symptoms of Chickenpox

• Disease starts with mild Fever
• Rashes
• stomach ache
Chickenpox rashes appear usually 1-2 days after the first symptoms .Child starts to develop small, itchy, fluid filled blisters over the surface of skin .Blisters first appear on face, middle of body, chest and scalp.The number of pox varies from child to child.

Few patients only get bumps; and others are covered from head to toe. Rashes first appear like pinkish dots and then develop into blister.

How To Diagnose Chickenpox?

• Medical history
• Laboratory test

Treatment for Chickenpox

• Avoiding scratching or rubbing the itchy areas.
• Keeping fingernails short
• Wearing soft clothing
• Having bath with Luke warm water
• Apply a soothing moisturizer after bathing
• Avoid prolonged exposure to excessive heat and humidity
• Oral anti-histamines
• Hydrocortisone cream

How Chickenpox Can Cause Complications?

• Encephalitis
• Reye’s syndrome
• Myocarditis
• Pneumonia

What Are The Precautions To Manage Chickenpox?

• Complete rest
• Chicken pox vaccine
• Avoid scratching the pox blisters, so trim the fingernails properly
• Washing hands properly
• Changing clothes and bed sheets regularly
• Using household cleaners
• Bathing with mild soap containing ingredients aloevera , chamomile .
• Using mild detergent
• Topical application of calamine lotion.
• Maintaining good hygiene
• During chicken pox child to be confined to bed
• Olive oil can be applied
• Liquid/semi liquid diet
• Avoiding excess salt
• Diet rich in nutrients

Homeopathic treatment for Chickenpox

Antimonium crudum
• Nausea, vomiting thick white coated tongue
• Marked irritability
• Itching in warmth of bed
• Scaly , pustular eruptions

Antimonium tartaricum
• Trembling of the whole body with prostration
• Thirst for cold water with great desires for apples, fruits
• Drowsy child very weak and sweaty

 Apis mellifica
• Intense itching on skin
• Puffy swelling of the eyelids
• Complaints aggravated in heat and warmth
• Thirstlesness

• Flushed face , red eyes and hot skin
• Severe headache
• Initial stage of chicken pox
• Dry, hot skin
• Alternate redness and paleness

Gelsemium sempervirens
• Dullness, dizziness and drowsiness
• Hot, dry, itching on skin
• Symptoms worse in damp weather
• Remedy for start of fever

Mercurius solubilis
• Great itching with moist tongue
• Persistent dryness of skin
• Vesicular and pustule eruptions
• Creeping chillness

Rhus toxicodendron
• Intense itching and burning
• Red , swollen skin vesicular eruptions and with tendency of scale formation
• Ailments from over lifting , and getting wet

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