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Teas to help treat chickenpox

by Dianna Leon

Chickenpox is an infectious disease whose strongest and most popular characteristic is the appearance of small red spots all over the body that heat up, itchy and bother you a lot. Being a highly contagious disease, it affects most children and is transmitted by viruses. It is obtained through the airway, contaminated saliva or the fluid inside the vesicles (reddish blisters that cover the affected patient’s skin). The chickenpox incubation period lasts about 15 days and its symptoms disappear after seven days. After the contagion, the individual’s body starts to create immunity against the disease and the virus remains inside the patient even after the cure, which may in the future bring harm such as the contraction of another disease called herpes-zoster.

The main symptoms of chickenpox are, as said, the popular reddish spots in the shape of a blister, high temperature (from 37.5 to 39.5 degrees of fever), tiredness, malaise and inappetence. Because the disease is viral, there’s not much you can do once it’s contracted. Then, treatment is started to alleviate the symptoms, which are quite inconvenient for human beings.

There are varied methods for relieving symptoms, which can be done using antibiotics or even alternative natural medicine.

Teas to relieve chickenpox symptoms

  • Elderberry flowers : Harvest its leaves preferably at midday (when the active ingredients are more concentrated) and infuse 3 tablespoons of the leaves in a liter of water. Take the mixture four times a day.
  • Eucalyptus or burdockInfuse eucalyptus or burdock leaves so that the mixture is very strong. Prepare immersion with the infusion in the morning or apply compresses on the most affected part. Helps reduce itchiness caused by blemishes.

Other Home Remedies

  • Fruits : Abuse in the intake of coconut water and various fruit juices.
  • Oats : Cook some oats and then put the cream in a bathtub, filling it with warm water. Stay immersed in water for about twenty minutes. If you cannot do this, make water compresses with the oats in the most critical places.
  • Ointment : Prepare an ointment with 4 parts of olive oil and 1 of liquid glycerin to reduce itching.

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