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Chicken Pox

Chickenpox, caused by 'varicella zoster' virus is a highly contagious disease, occurring usually among children. It usually affects children between three to five years of age. The older the child, the more severe the attack. The symptoms may appear after a week of catching the infection. Professional advice should be sought when the first signs of chickenpox manifest. One of the advantages of having had chickenpox is that you will not catch it again.
  • Running nose and sore eyes are the early symptoms.
  • Mild fever.
  • Headache and weakness.
  • Rash appears in the form of tiny red spots on the skin, mostly on the upper back or chest.
  • In severe cases, a rash may appear on face and lower extremities.
  • The papules turn into blisters and finally become pustules and form scabs.

Chicken Pox
A bath with oatmeal diluted warm water is beneficial for children suffering from chicken pox. Following is the procedure fore the same:
Boil two cups of oatmeal (Flour of Jaee) in two liters of water for 15 minutes. Pour this mixture into a cloth bag, (preferably cotton) and tie a string tightly around the mouth of the bag. Allow this bag to float in a tub of warm water until the water becomes turbid. Make sure that the pouch of oatmeal remains in the tub, while the child is bathing.
Chicken Pox
  • Oatmeal (Flour of Jaee)
Chicken Pox
  • Prevent the child from going out in the sun.
  • Let the child wear light, soft clothes.
  • Very small children who cannot understand the consequences of scratching should have mittens tied over their hands.
  • A diet of salad, fresh fruits should be eaten.
  • Avoid fatty foods and pulses.
Other Remedies
Chicken Pox
  • Make a mixture of turmeric powder (Haldi) and basil (Tulsi) leaves by boiling them in water. Make the child drink this four times a day.
  • Keep fresh neem (Azadirachta indica ) leaves under the child's pillow.
  • Give the child a soup of carrot and coriander, once a day.
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All advice is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice and/or diagnosis/treatment. DesiDieter does not provide medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical advice from a qualified healthcare provider.