Are you looking for a homeopathic cure for chicken pox? This article discusses the homeopathy treatment of chicken pox along with the best homeopathic medicine for chicken pox treatment.
Chicken pox is a highly contagious disease that is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, a member of the herpes family. Very few children escape chicken pox infection. It spreads quickly. Coughing and sneezing-even laughing and talking spread the illness.
A child with developing chicken pox will be contagious for one or two days before any symptoms, show. A child who plays with an infected child during this period will almost certainly catch the disease. An infected child is contagious from a few days before symptoms develop until all of the blisters are dry and have formed scabs.
The more intimate and more frequent the exposure to this infection, the more severe case will be. Chicken pox typically begins with a headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, and fever, much like any other viral illness. A day or two after these early symptoms, rash of flat, red, splotchy dots erupts, usually beginning on the chest, stomach, and back, and spreading a day or so later to the face and scalp.
The red dots of the rash soon come together to form cluster of tiny pimples, which then progresses to small, delicate, clear blisters. One the rash erupts, except new crops of blister over the next three to five days. Scabs, which are the last phase of the pox, from five to six days after the blister develop, These scabs last for one to two weeks before falling off, exposing tender, freshly healed skin.
Chickenpox – – Homeopathy Treatment & Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of homeopathic medicine for chicken pox is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathic medicine for chicken pox is not only to treat chickenpox but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several medicines are available for chickenpox treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensation, modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are some specific homeopathic remedies which have remarkable action on chickenpox:
- Antim crude
- Ledum Pal
- Carbo Veg
- Antim Tart
- Natrum Mur
- Arsenic Album
- Skin hot, dry. Eruption of pustules.
- Excruciating backache.
- Aching in legs.
- Tired all over with restlessness.
- Pains shift from back to abdomen.
- Oppressed breathing. Throat feels closed.
- Cough with thick viscid, bloody mucus.
- Feeling of a lump in right side of throat.
- Pustular eruption, leaving a bluish-red mark.
- Homeopathic medicine for chicken pox having irresistible inclination to sleep with nearly all complaints.
- There is much drowsiness, debility and sweat characteristic of the drug, which group should always be more or less present, when the drug is prescribed.
- Burning sensation in chest, this ascends to throat.
- Rapid, short, difficult breathing; seems as if he would suffocate; must sit up.
- Cough excited by eating, with pain in chest and larynx.
- The main action of Thuja is on the skin and genito-urinary organs.
- Skin eruption only on covered parts; worse after scratching. Very sensitive to touch.
- Chiken pox, thuja aborts the pustule and prevents fever.
- Rapid exhaustion and emaciation
- Homeopathic medicine for chicken pox having ill-effects of vaccination.
- Complete loss of appetite. Cannot eat onions.
- A little later in the disease Pulsatilla symptoms may make their appearance.
- The fever has subsided or entirely disappeared.
- There is coryza and profuse lachrymation.
- Symptoms are changeable and worse in the evenings.
- In mumps the breasts, ovaries, or testicles are painful.
- Children are weepy, whiny, pathetic, and clingy.
- Small children want to be carried everywhere.
- They are generally thirstless; worse for warmth and when lying down at night; better for fresh air.
- The cough is still dry at night, but loosens a little in the daytime.
- The child sits up to cough.
- Complaint starts suddenly and can be accompanied by bedwetting; a runny nose; a cough; sore throat; a throbbing headache and/or burning, dry, red eyes.
- The head is hot, the face red, and the extremities feel cold.
- The pupils are dilated, and the tongue is red with white spots (like a strawberry).
- The rashes are red, hot, dry, burning, and very itchy.
- Children are restless and irritable, and delirious with a high, dry fever.
- With mumps the glands are hot and swollen and sensitive to touch.
- Children are generally thirstless (although they may ask for lemonade).
- They feel worse in the afternoon and cannot bear light, noise, or pressure.
- They like rest and warmth.
Causes of chicken pox
Infection with the herpes zoster virus, it is spread from person to person by airborne droplets or contact with a skin eruption on an infected person. Symptoms may appear 7 to 21 days after exposure.
A new born is protected for several months from chicken pox if the mother had the disease before or during pregnancy. The immunity diminishes in 4 to 12 months.
Chickenpox –How It Spreads?
The virus spreads through the air via infected droplets emitted from the nose or mouth while coughing or sneezing. Touching the fluid from a chickenpox blister can also spread the disease. Chickenpox is contagious for approximately seven days during a person’s period of infection. Contagiousness begins about two days before symptoms appear and continues until all blisters have formed scabs. Doctors recommend keeping the infected person isolated from others during those seven days.
Chickenpox- Sign and Symptoms
- Typically, chickenpox begins with a low fever, headache, rash, and a general feeling of sickness, or malaise.
- The main symptom of chicken pox is a rash of small, red, fluid filled blister that appears initially on the trunk and then spread to the face, arms, and legs. The rash may also appear on the scalp and genitals, and inside the nose, ears, and mouth.
- After a few days, the blisters break open, dry out, crust over, and form scabs. Once the scabs have formed, the infection is no longer contagious. The rash is very itchy. Scratching is difficult to resist, but scratching the rash can produce scars.
- A child with chicken pox may also have slight fever and abdominal pain, joints pain, loss of appetite, sore throat, irritability, and may feel generally ill.
- The incubation period—the time between initial infection and the first appearance of symptoms—is approximately two weeks.
There is a risk of complications, including pneumonia (especially in adults), skin infections, blood infections, or brain infection. If fever persists or there are signs of infections such as warmth, redness, or swelling of the skin, medical opinion should be sought.
Diagnosis of Chicken pox
Diagnosis rests on the characteristic clinical signs and usually doesn’t require laboratory tests.
However, the virus can be isolated from vesicular fluid with in the first 3 or 4 days of the rash; Giemsa stain distinguishes varicella-zoster from vaccinia and variola viruses. Serum contains antibodies 7 days after onset.
- The diagnosis of chickenpox is primarily based on the signs and symptoms, with typical early symptoms followed by a characteristic rash and usually doesn’t require laboratory tests.
- Diagnosis is confirmed by examination of the fluid within the vesicles of the rash. The virus can be isolated from vesicular fluid with in the first 3 or 4 days of the rash; Giemsa stain distinguishes varicella-zoster from vaccinia and variola viruses.
- CBC is also helpful for evidence of an acute immunologic response as increased ESR.
Chickenpox – Conventional Treatment
- Treatment of chickenpox is usually limited to bed rest.
- Acetaminophen for relief of fever and discomfort, and measures that soothe the itching, including lukewarm baths and application of topical medicines such as calamine lotion.
- Excessive scratching can cause infection of blisters, which can lead to scarring.
- Acyclovir, an antiviral drug, is used to treat severe cases of chickenpox, particularly in patients with a weakened immune system.
Home care in case of Chicken pox
- In most cases, it is enough to keep children comfortable with their own bodies fight the illness. Oatmeal baths in lukewarm water provide a crusty, comforting coating on the skin, an oral anti histamine can help to ease the itching, as can topical lotions. Trim the finger nails short to reduce secondary infections and scarring.
- Safe antiviral medicines have been developed. To be effective, they usually must be started within the first 24 hours of the rash.
- However, for those with skin conditions such as eczema or recent sunburn, lung conditions such as asthma, or those who have recently taken steroids, the antiviral medicines may be very important.
- DO NOT USE ASPRIN for someone who may have chicken pox.
Prevention of chicken pox
- Varicella vaccines for healthy children 12 months or older, It may not completely prevent an infection, but symptoms are milder.
- An immune globulin may be used for high risk persons, such as those who take anticancer or immunosuppressive drugs if they become exposed to the virus.
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The above information about homeopathy treatment of chicken pox is only for information purpose. Please consult a professional homeopath before taking any homeopathic medicine for chicken pox.