Chikenpox

Chikenpox from the point of view of Ayurveda

Chickenpox is obtained by inhaling airborne drops from an infected patient - this disease is highly contagious. Chickenpox is characterized by a blistering rash all over the body. It is in the blisters that there is a high concentration of the virus. Chickenpox is mostly a childhood disease, and in more than 90% of cases it is in children under 10 years of age. This disease is not dangerous for a healthy child. Adults and children with low immunity - the course of the disease can be very complicated.

How Ayurvedic doctors treat Chikenpox

In Ayurvedic Laghu Masurika (chicken pox) is caused by all the 3 doshas – Vata, Pitta and Kapha. 

There are several Ayurvedic medicines prepared for chicken pox. During the consultation Ayurvedic doctor will advise you on the most suitable Ayurvedic preparations – the one that best suits your child’s age and will be most effective in your case.  The medications of this disease are different for the first and second week. The purpose of Ayurvedic medicine is not to kill the virus and stop the infection.

Natural herbal Ayurvedic medicines reduce the severity and duration of the symptoms of chickenpox and  also the risk of complications. As well as protect the skin from unwanted scars left by this disease. In the case of complications like a high fever or bacterial infection, pneumonia, dehydration and shock of the disease, Ayurvedic treatment methods can be change, after consultation with doctor.

*Apart from the mentioned Ayurvedic treatment chicken pox can also be treated by medical astrology. Medical astrology is very effective for diagnosis of the disease and its treatment.

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Tips for effective Ayurvedic treatment of Chikenpox:

  • Applying sandalwood paste to the breakouts can help cool the skin,

  • Neem is considered as one of the best natural treatments for chicken pox,

  • herbal tea  – tulsi, chamomile and calendula is recommended,

  • Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties, which relieves your skin from itchiness, irritation, and redness,

  • Hard-to digest foods should be avoided,

  • citrus fruits such as oranges and lemons are sometimes known to increase irritation so they are best avoided,

  • Trim the nails of your children and prevent them from scratching the rashes,

  • wear light, loose cotton clothes,

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