Although a chicken pox vaccine exists, many people still find themselves infected with this virus. Chicken pox is often accompanied by flu-like symptoms and unsightly sores covering the entire body. If not treated properly, these sores have the ability to leave permanent scarring. Prevent this from happening to your skin and treat the sores while you still have the virus.
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Treat the rash and sores on the skin. Massage a chamomile lotion to your skin to prevent itching. Vinegar and lemon juice are also good natural remedies to prevent itchiness.
Use sandalwood oil on your skin to keep it free of bacteria. Keep your fingernails clipped and clean in case you accidentally scratch your skin.
Wear loose clothing while infected with the virus. Loose clothing prevents the itchiness that usually accompanies chicken pox. Wear natural fibers like cotton to allow the skin to breathe.
Apply vitamin E oil to your scars after the infection is gone. Massage the oil onto your skin twice a day. Using a circular massage motion also promotes healing because it increases the circulation of your skin.
Bathe in oatmeal soap. Make a paste with oatmeal and baking soda to treat the sores. Rinse once the paste had dried, this alleviates the itching and dries up the sores.
Include vitamins A, C, D and K in your daily intake to strengthen your immune system. As your body fights the viral infection, make sure to eat a healthy diet rich in these vitamins.
Tips and warnings
- Vitamin E oil helps to minimize the appearance of scars because it keeps your skin healthy and hydrated.
- Although home remedies are often healthy and natural, see your dermatologist if your scars are so severe that you're self-conscience about your physical appearance.
- Make sure that you don't scratch your skin because scratching the sores often leads to scarring. Sanitize your nails as you may break open the skin and cause a bacterial infection.