Chicken Pox

What is Chicken Pox?

Chicken pox, medically known as varicella, is a highly contagious disease affecting mostly children and sometimes adults also. The rash appears on the body 2 days after the person gets infected. The rash forms into blisters, which burst and then scab over. The incubation period of chicken pox is 2 to 3 weeks. People are more prone to the disease during winter and spring season. Pregnant women, who are getting chicken pox for the first time, must seek medical assistance.

Common Causes of Chicken Pox

  • Herpes Zoster Virus
  • Contact with broken chickenpox blisters
  • Inhaling airborne droplets
  • Poor immune system

Home Remedies for Chicken Pox

Tips 1:

Mix ½ tspn of Baking soda in 1 glass of water. Sponge the person with this. When soda dries on the skin it controls the itchiness and irritation.

Tips 2:

Pure honey smeared on the scabs helps in clearing up scars.

Tips 3:

Application of Vitamin E oil helps and has a healing effect. The scars fade away very quickly.