Friday, September 25, 2009

Chicken pox

5:26 AM by dody ·

Chicken pox or varicella is a very common illness among children. This condition is characterized by fever, rash and a breakout of pustules or blisters on the skin. The rash makes its appearance on the very first day of the illness itself. It takes the form of minute red spots all over the skin,

and is predominant on areas such as the back or chest. However in cases that are more severe, the rash may even appear on the lower extremities as well as the face. These tiny papules then transform into blisters which move on to form pustules. These pustules later form scabs that eventually fall off.

Here are a few home remedies that can help cure this affliction. Brown vinegar has found an important place in the treatment of chicken pox. All you need to do is add about half a cup of the liquid to warm bath water. This will soothe the skin considerably and reduce irritation.
Oatmeal can also be used to treat this condition. Make a mixture of 2 cups of oatmeal and water 2 liters. Keep this mixture to simmer and let simmer for 15 minutes. This mixture is then discharged into a cotton bag with a string wound tightly around the top of the bag. Soak in a tub of warm water, taking care that the bag does not sink, but floats. Now you can immerse yourself in the tub and make sure the water covers the entire body, especially in the affected areas.

The use of honey has also been found to be very effective. Apply a generous layer on the skin, making sure to cover all the blisters. Leaving for a while, after which you can rinse with warm water. Instead of honey, you can also use vitamin E oil Basically, it plays a dual role - not only help in the healing process, but also get rid of the scars left by the blisters.

While suffering from this condition, it is best to go on a diet consisting of juices for a few days. Drink plenty of raw vegetables and fruit juices. A juice that is considered very beneficial is the lemon juice. As his condition improves, you can switch to a diet of fruit. Thereafter the gradual progress towards a balanced diet should be, while concentrating on raw vegetables and fresh fruits.
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