Chickenpox is a viral infection, very common and highly contagious disease,
newborns and adults may experience more severe symptoms then children who are at
risk before the age of ten. Vaccinations have reduced its incidence. The symptoms
for chickenpox do not appear until the infectious stage has begun these are fever,
fatigue, itchy rash, loss of appetite.
This virus is transmitted by air (coughing or sneezing) or physical contact with a sick
person, one or two days later a pimple like eruptions appear on the body they are
filled with fluid and look like blisters, then they crust over. During this period
itching can be very annoying but scratching them can lead to infection and scarring.
Most of us are infected with this disease ones in our lives, after the fist exposure to
the virus, the body builds up immunity in the form of antibodies that recognize the
disease and kills the virus before it can infect us again.
Chickenpox normally starts and finishes in about two weeks but people with weak
immune systems or newborns can have very serious complications, if infected
prenatally there is a risk of birth defects.
* Use Catnip tea sweetened with molasses. It reduces fever.
Make a tea with:
2 tbs. of queen of the meadow.
1 tsp. of coltsfoot leaves.
2 tsp. of marigold flowers.
2 cups of boiling water.
In a nonmetallic pot mix all ingredients let sit for 20 minutes. Take one cup a day.
Mix 2 tbs. marigold flowers.
1 tsp. witch hazel leaves.
1 cup of water.
Let them sit over night. Apply on rash as needed it will relieve the itch of
* Some very useful homeopathic remedies are: Antimonium crudum, antimonium
tartaricum, Pulsatilla, sulphur, rhus tox.
* Some very powerful herbs are: St. John’s wart, pau d’arco, ginger, burdock root,
echinacea, and goldenseal.
* Drink lots of water to prevent dehydration. Also, drink fresh juices.
* Fill the bath tub with cool water and add ginger to it, take a 30 minute bath. This
helps stop the itching.