Chicken pox is a virus that causes an itchy rash which covers the entire body. While skin often clears in a few days, the disease is present in the body between 10 and 21 days, causing a low fever, headaches and weakness. Chicken pox affects most people during childhood and is often simply "toughed out," however, natural medicines can help lessen the symptoms and scarring due to the pox themselves. Read on to learn how to treat chicken pox with natural medicine.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Cloth bag
- Natural honey
- Vitamin E oil
- Fresh coriander
- Chamomile tea
Relieve the itch with oatmeal, the most common natural medicine for the treatment of chicken pox. Cook two cups of oatmeal in 64 oz. of water for about 15 minutes. Pour the entire mixture into a cloth bag, such as an old pillowcase, and tie the top. Allow the bag to float in the water as you soak in a warm bath.
Apply a thin layer of all natural honey to the affected areas to help relieve itch and heal chicken pox blisters. Honey has been used for centuries as a natural medicine for a variety of ailments. It has natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which will help speed healing and prevent infection of chicken pox blisters.
Rub vitamin E oil into the skin after bathing and before bed to help soothe and heal blistered skin. Vitamin E will not only help to heal chicken pox blisters, this natural medicine will also help to reduce scarring, so continue use even after the virus has run its course.
Eat soup made from carrot and coriander to help shorten a bout of chicken pox. Cut 1 cup of carrots and 1 tsp. of fresh coriander into small pieces and boil until the carrot is fully cooked. Eat this healing soup at least once a day until symptoms subside.
Drink chamomile tea throughout the day as needed to help calm the mind and body. Chamomile is a very gentle and natural sedative that can help soothe the nerves. Add lemon and honey to your tea if desired.