How To Treat Chickenpox

ChickenpoxChickenpox usually affects children but teenagers and adults too can suffer from it if they have not had the chickenpox vaccine. It is caused by the varicella-zoster virus and is very contagious. It spreads easily and you can get it from an infected person who sneezes or coughs. You should not touch the blisters or the fluid oozing out of them nor share food or eating utensils with the patient. The first symptoms of this infection are high fever, headaches and sore throat.

The chickenpox rash usually appears two or three days after the first symptoms. The incubation period of the virus is around fourteen to sixteen days so you may not be aware of the infection immediately after you have been with someone with the virus. Chickenpox produces an itchy rash with fluid filled blisters all over the body. There is also severe fatigue, loss of appetite and general malaise. After the chickenpox spots appear, they fill up with fluid, and then they break open. The fluid drains from them and as soon as they dry, they crust over. New spots appear everyday for about a week.

Best Ways To Treat Chickenpox


Cook some oatmeal in water until it becomes soft and mushy. Spread a layer of the cooked oatmeal all over the rashes and leave it there. Oatmeal will instantly cool the inflamed skin and will relieve the itching.


It will also help to dry out the blisters quickly and heal them rapidly by drawing out the infection. Apply this remedy as often as you want to keep the itching at bay.


Neem has been used since time unknown for curing all kinds of skin infections and diseases. This evergreen tree has immense medicinal values. Its potent antiviral properties quickly eradicate the infection and start the healing process promptly.


Its anti-inflammatory properties bring considerable relief in the itching and burning. Put to boil one bucket of water and add a huge cluster of neem leaves to it. Continue boiling on a low flame for five minutes then turn off the heat. Bathe with this water everyday.

Brown Vinegar

Brown vinegar is a very effective remedy for treating chickenpox. It can address the infection and also soothe the irritated skin. It helps to heal the blisters quickly and prevents scarring. Fill the bath tub with lukewarm water and add two cups of brown vinegar to it. Soak in this solution for half an hour everyday.

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Rub a piece of sandalwood on a flat stone with some water until you get enough paste to spread all over the blisters. Apply the paste on the rash and leave it there.

Sandalwood Paste

Sandalwood will immediately cool the inflamed skin and will subdue the itching. It will also help the blisters to dry quickly and heal rapidly. Apply the paste as frequently as possible.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has multiple uses. It is not only used for cooking but it is also extensively used for cosmetic purposes and for treating and curing all kinds of skin infections and diseases.

Coconut Oil

Apply coconut oil all over the blisters three or four times daily. This oil will help to destroy the virus and at the same time it will prevent itching and scarring.

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