Saturday, October 29, 2011

Healing Chicken Pox Naturally

A good friend of mine just got Chicken Pox.  She’s an adult, poor baby, and it’s more than an unpleasant feeling as well as a bit shocking to endure those itchy spots that should have been vaccinated away as a child.

Chicken Pox is a contagious viral infection that mostly affects young children, but once they get it, their bodies create appropriate antibodies so that they never get it again.  Chicken Pox finds its way into the blood stream via the respiratory system as the virus is transmitted through the air by the mere act of a sneeze, cough, or touch of someone already infected.

Besides the fluid-filled eruptions that emerge all over the body, symptoms of Chicken Pox include fever, fatigue, and loss of appetite.  These symptoms can last up to two weeks, depending on the strength of your immune system. 

Here are a few things you can do to speed up the healing process if you or a child is suffering from Chicken Pox.

Number one is don’t scratch the itch!  Scratching can burst the pimple, whereby the infectious liquid inside can cause more infection and the opened skin can lead to a scar.  Some of the ways you can lessen the discomfort of Chicken Pox are:

  • Tie up oat meal flakes in a sock or a cloth, run under tepid water and daub on skin
  • Make a strong tea of nettle, burdock, and peppermint – add to cool bath water and submerge yourself for 15 to 20 minutes
  • Apply Aloe Vera gel to the skin to cool down the burning sensation
  • Apply tinctures such as chickweed, calendula, or lavender to soothe, heal, and prevent further infection

Drink plenty of water and fresh organic juices.  There are a number of herbs that are anti-viral in nature.  Taken in tea or capsule form, these herbs can help with the healing process:

  • St. John’s Wort
  • Pau D’arco
  • Ginger – boil 10 slices in water for 10 minutes and place in a teapot.  Sip throughout the day.
  • Burdock root – helps to breaks fever
  • Cats claw – helps to alkalize the body, taking away the acidic properties of the rash
  • Nettle – a strengthening tonic that heals skin

Echinacea and goldenseal are two essential anti-viral herbs that can be taken separately or in combination.  They help boost the immune system and should be a part of your health regimen for preventing and healing any type of viral invasion. 

Some good homeopathic remedies for Chicken Pox are:

  • Sulphur
  • Rhus tox
  • Animonium crudum
  • Antimonium tartaricum
  • Pulsatilla

With all the above, healing from Chicken Pox has to take its course.  Easy to say and difficult to do… but have patience!  This too will pass and once it does, you’ll never get it again!

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Michele, Thanks for this article. It helped me a lot with ideas on how to alleviate my boys' suffering!
    I just wondered, as you seem to be very informed regarding natural therapies, why you would mention vaccination as a good thing to do? (Your first paragraph implied it). Have you really looked into the science behind it? May I recommend that you do some questing into that area? I feel it would complement what you are trying to acheive with your blog.
    A good place to start is Russel Blaylock M.D's site or Dr Sheri Tenpenny's site. Independent research findings do radically contradict pharmaceutically funded findings, which should be a red flag to anyone looking into this.
    All the best!