Varicella-zoster is a virus that causes chicken pox. Unfortunately, it spreads easily form one person to another. The infection takes 10 days and the first sign is usually rash. Other symptoms can also occur one or two days before the rash comes out: fever, appetite loss, headache, tiredness and general malaise.
The risk of catching chickenpox increases if you:
- Haven’t had them;
- Haven’t been vaccinated for chickenpox;
- Live with children and you haven’t had chickenpox;
- Work in or attend school or child care facility and you hadn’t had chickenpox.
Luckily for you, we have some remedies that can help you relieve the symptoms.
- Brown vinegar – Add ½ cup of brown vinegar into lukewarm bath water and soak for 10 minutes. The vinegar will help you and it will relieve the skin irritation, prevent scarring, but also heal the lesions.
- Carrots and coriander soup – Cut 100 grams of carrots and chop them in a cup. Then chop 60 grams of fresh coriander leaves and boil them together in 2 ¼ cup of water until it evaporates. Drink this soup once a day. Eat the boiled coriander and carrots, too. The soup will help you in the healing process because it possesses antioxidant properties.
- Anti-itching cream for chickenpox – This cream will provide you a great anti-itching relief. You need:
- 1 tablespoon of Witch hazel;
- 1 tablespoon of baking soda;
- 2 tablespoons of bentonite clay;
- 1 tablespoon of fine sea salt;
- 5 drops of peppermint oil;
- 3 drops of ravensara oil
- 5 drops of lavender oil;
- 1 drop of rosemary oil;
- 2 drops of clove oil;
- 2 tablespoons of naouli oil;
- 2 tablespoons of tea tree oil.
Blend all the ingredients together in order to get a cream. Use it to get relief from itching.