Homeopathy treatment for Chicken Pox

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Homeopathy treatment for Chicken Pox

Description

Chicken pox is an acute viral disease, usually in young children, associated with the varicella-zoster virus, which also causes shingles. It is spread by infected droplets from the nose or throat.

Symptoms

A period of mild headache, fever, and general discomfort followed by numerous fluid-filled sores, which crust over. Once crusts form, the contagious period is over. Normally once a person has chicken pox she will never get it again.

Complications

Chicken pox is very contagious and may cause scarring. The sores may become infected. Do not give aspirin to a child with chicken pox, because they may get Reye's syndrome-a type of brain and liver illness characterized by nausea and vomiting and a sudden change in mental functioning with lethargy, loss of memory, and disorientation, leading to coma.

Look

What do the skin eruptions look like? Blisters? Pus-filled? Color?

Where on the body are the eruptions located?

How big are the eruptions? Are they oozing any liquid?

Has the color of the face changed from usual?

Are there any other visible symptoms?

Listen

"Don't leave me alone. 1 just want you to stay here with me." Pulsatilla

"Just leave me alone. Don't even look at me." (Turns head away). Antimonium crudum

"I can't stop scratching and moving around." Rhus toxicodendron

Ask

When did the symptoms begin?

Has your mood changed since you got chicken pox?

Have your habits, hunger, thirst, or anything else changed since you started to get sick?

Pointers for Finding the Homeopathic Medicine

The most common medicine for a very itchy chicken pox is Rhus toxicodendron.

·         If the sores ooze a honey-like discharge and scab over, and the tongue is coated white, think of Antimonium crudum.

·         If the main symptom is a loose, rattling cough, take a look at Antimonium tartaricum.

·         For out-of-the-ordinary fussiness in a child who doesn't want to be touched or looked at, consider Croton tiglium, especially if the skin feels very tight.

·         If the child is very clingy, weepy, and thirstless, look at Pulsatilla.

Dosage

·         Give three pellets of 30C every two to four hours until you see improvement.

·         If there is no improvement after three doses, give a different medicine.

·         After you first notice improvement, give another dose only if symptoms begin to return.

·         Lower potencies (6X, 6C, 30X) may need to be given more often (every two to four hours).

·         Higher potencies (200X, 200C, 1M) generally need to be given only once. Repeat only if symptoms return with intensity; give only infrequently in this case.

What to Expect from Homeopathic Self-Care

Homeopathic medicines help relieve the symptoms of chicken pox, particularly the itching and discomfort, and may shorten the course of the disease.

Other Self-Care Suggestions

Keep sores clean and avoid scratching.

·         Apply cold compresses to the sores.

·         Oatmeal bath: use Aveno (avoid the type that contains camphor) or place one cup of finely blended dry oatmeal in the bath to soothe the itching.

·         To treat infected sores, apply a few drops of one part Calendula tincture diluted with three parts water and cover with bandages or gauze.



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