9 Easy, Safe, Effective Steps How to Treat Chicken Pox “Naturally” Improving Immune System

Natural Remedies to Heal Chicken Pox
9 Easy, Safe Effective Steps How to Treat Chicken Pox "Naturally" Improving Immune System

9 Easy, Safe Effective Steps

How to Treat Chicken Pox “Naturally”

Improving Immune System

Chicken pox, [also known as varicella-zoster virus], is a common childhood infection that usually affects children aged 4–10. Shingles, on the other hand, is a painful condition that affects adults who have had chicken pox in the past. Treating Chicken Pox and Shingles with natural remedies is the most effective and safe way, to support the body’s defence against the virus.

In this article you will learn how to relieve the symptoms, treat the condition with natural remedies within you own home and how to improve your immune system to restore health and heal from the virus. The key to overcoming any illness is to improve your immune system, which is your body’s natural protection against infections and diseases.

When Chicken Pox Requires Medical Attention!

Fortunately, most healthy children and adults who get chicken pox will not require medical attention or treatment. In most cases the skin rash caused by chicken pox will go away on its own within about two weeks without any medications or other interventions.

However, in severe cases the virus can cause symptoms that linger for months, or, rarely, other complications such as scarring, or pneumonia can occur if the body’s immune system is compromised. Best self-help treatments to boost your immune system include: garlic, apple cider vinegar, echinacea, lemon drinks and rest.

Skin Irritations – If you are suffering with this virus symptoms such as itchiness, blister type rashes that have been known to cover the body in varying degrees.
There are natural ways in treating this illness without the use of medications that may cause further irritation. These include: 

Taking soothing baths with oatmeal, applying natural remedies to your skin such as apple cider vinegar olive or coconut oil, bicarb use as a powder if you don’t want to use oil and chamomile essential oil. These treatments for chicken pox won’t prevent the virus from spreading to other people, but they will be of benefit in reducing itching, scabbing, fever symptoms, risk for infection and permanent scarring of the skin. Internally, ensuring that you are drinking plenty of filtered water, herbal teas such as chamomile, green tea and also lemon drinks.

It is vital for your health that you know the "Dangers of Taking Paracetamol Medications which are easy to overdose with as they have little to no effect on reducing pain.

The Problem with Over-the-Counter Medication

It is not a pleasant illness, however, quick fixes such as Nurofen or other forms of pain medication that is also supposed to decrease their temperature. This is not an ideal form of treatment as this can cause further complications. There are more effective ways of decreasing the body temperature naturally such as a luke warm bath. Cool packs on the forehead. See below for further information regarding this.

Complications Associated with Chicken Pox!

  1. Vaccination: In most cases chicken pox is a common illness that everyone is susceptible to once in a lifetime.  Usually during childhood, once you have overcome chicken pox your body will build up an immunity itself to the actual illness. Children generally have chickenpox without any major issues. Where complications may occur is with pregnant women, new-borns whose mothers have not been vaccinated or have had the virus as a child. If you have an impaired immune system for reasons such as having an inadequate diet, indulging in damaging habits such as smoking, drugs or alcohol consumption then you are more likely to have complications from this illness. If you suffer from psoriasis or eczema, then you may be prone to further skin problems.
  2. Pregnant women: Pregnant women who have not had chicken pox as a child or teenage, need to take care and if possible, avoid children or people who have the virus. This is especially important within the first 20 weeks of your pregnancy.  If care is not taken, this may lead to birth defects in your newborn. For those women who have had chicken pox, that is once you have been infected, your newborn will inherit the immunity for the first few months of their life. If not taken care, it may lead to birth defects in their offspring.
  3. Bacterial infection: A bacterial infection from the chicken pox may bring about complications such as pneumonia or encephalitis. This is where supporting the immune system will help to prevent these complications.

Most of the time there is no medical treatment is necessary for chicken pox as it is a viral infection and easily treated with natural remedies. Focusing on tepid baths to keep the temperature regulated, keeping fluids up with fresh, filtered water, fruits and vegetables.

Sometimes anti histamines are prescribed for the itchiness, however eating foods such as fresh pineapple, applying apple cider vinegar diluted 1 teaspoon to 50ml of water, then applying calamine lotion.

Special Note/Warnings:

Do not give aspirin or ibuprofen to children or any chicken pox infected person because of the risk of developing Reye’s syndrome (a severe acquired metabolic disease associated with liver and brain dysfunction and death).

However, if your child’s temperature reaches a high level 37 degrees or above and does not decrease, with giving them a tepid bath (Keeping them in the bath for approximately 15 minutes) then it is important to seek medical treatment either phoning for a home visit or taking your child to the hospital.

#If you are Pregnant and suffering from any serious illness or problems with your pregnancy. You may have had an allergic reaction to medications or vaccines or any allergic symptoms that have been likely to lower you immune system. Then seek medical attention immediately letting your health professional know about these concerns.

9 Easy, Safe & Effective Steps to Treat Chicken Pox

“Naturally” at Home

1. Bathing – Regular Bathing helps to detoxify the body helping to eliminate the virus. Add to the bath 1/2 cup Epsom Salts, 1/2 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar, 2 tablespoons of Bicarb & 1 tablespoon of Coconut oil. This will also assist with the skin irritations healing better and not becoming so angry.

  • Alternate this with an Oatmeal bath this will help to reduce skin dryness and itchiness associated with chicken pox by keeping your skin moist and utilizing oatmeal’s natural skin-calming qualities. Oatmeal has many natural soothing properties and helps relieve all types of irritation of the skin, including contact dermatitis and other causes of itchiness. Add a cup of uncooked oatmeal to provide relief from itching. Soak in the bath for 10 to 15 minutes or longer, if you’d like. Another chicken pox treatment option is to apply topical oatmeal creams or lotions directly to your skin.

2. Apply to infected areas of the skin – After the bath, mix together either 1/2 cup of olive oil or coconut oil add 1 – 2 drops of Lavender and Patchouli oil, 1 teaspoon of honey. Massage gently to infected areas of the skin. Calamine Lotion is also effective to reduce the itchiness.

3. Lemon juice – Depending on the age of the person with chicken pox, if a child under 5 years old. Squeeze half a lemon in hot water with a teaspoon of organic honey and sip slowly.

4. Green Tea – You can also add a chamomile tea bag as well for the calming effect. Make up a pot of Green tea with chamomile and drink throughout the day. For a baby, add 1 – 2 teaspoons to their bottle either milk or water. For a child add 1 tablespoon to a class of water for them.

5. Vegetable Juicing – This is a great way to get adequate vitamins and minerals into the person suffering from chicken pox. Quite often they do not feel like eating so this helps to keep up their nutrition as well as expel the virus. Into a blender add 1 red apple, 1/2 cup of blueberries, 1 carrot, 1/2 cup of spinach or kale for additional flavour you can add 1 banana. I would also recommend adding 2 cloves of garlic this is your antibacterial support.

6: Diet. A simple diet is usually best to prevent nausea and vomiting while overcoming chicken pox, so try to avoid eating overly processed, heavy or spicy foods. Eating nutrient-dense, healthy foods will enhance your immune system and boost your ability to help fight off the virus quickly. Eat a selection of foods that are high in essential vitamins and minerals such as citrus fruits, kiwi fruit, berries, green vegetables, sweet potato, carrots, onions and garlic as these provide immune support and are a powerhouse of antioxidants.

If sores develop inside your mouth due to chicken pox, then eat mostly soft, easily digested foods that aren’t so painful to swallow. Helpful ways to include these foods to support recovering from chicken pox include:

  • bone broth
  • puréed veggies
  • light soups
  • fruit smoothies
  • applesauce
  • mashed sweet potatoes
  • oatmeal
  • yogurt
  • kefir

7. Water – This is vitally important to keep up the fluids, fluids being filtered water. Detoxification, rehydration and supporting the vitamins and minerals to be carried throughout the body. Also helps with maintaining a balanced body temperature.

8. Antiviral Herbs & Supplements: To give your immune system a boost and support recovery you can take the following antiviral herbal supplements can include Echinacea, Vitamin C, Calendula, Garlic and Astragalus. These formulas can be found at your Local Pharmacy or Health Shop.

9. Natural painkillers like chamomile, lavender and patchouli essential oils or Epsom salts as mentioned in the first step, these can be added to a warm soaking bath can help ease body aches and swelling.

In pharmacies and local health shops, you can find many natural and healthy alternatives to over-the-counter medications. Some of the best and safest brands are Ethical nutrients, Bioceuticals, and Blackmores. You can also try homeopathic tissue salts, such as Kali Mur, Kali Phos, and Kali Sulph, which are the three main ones for chicken pox. These products can help relieve the symptoms of chicken pox and boost your immune defence.

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