Herbal suggestions in treating Chicken Pox

Herbal suggestions in treating Chicken Pox

Chickenpox is a highly contagious infection caused by the varicella zoster virus. Typicially mild, this itchy skin rash turns to blisters as it spreads over the entire body. Other symptoms include fatigue, fever, and loss of appetite. Chickenpox usually lasts 7–10 days and passes through 3 distinct phases. During the first, which lasts about 3 days, the skin breaks out in raised red and pink bumps. For roughly 3 more days, those bumps fill with fluid, becoming blisters or vesicles. During the third stage, those blisters pop, drain, and form scabs. 

Chickenpox can happen to people of any age, but it most commonly afflicts children under 12. Learn More about chicken pox complications here

Dealing with a case of the chickenpox? Check out these herbs from the University of Maryland Medical Center: http://www.umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/varicellazoster-virus?fref=gc&dti=1466194300114062

Did you know that in 2013 a review of the U.S. varicella vaccine program revealed that reducing exposure to people infected with chickenpox has significantly increased the risk of shingles?

“Universal varicella vaccination has not proven to be cost-effective as increased HZ (herpes zoster or shingles) morbidity has disproportionately offset cost savings associated with reductions in varicella disease. Universal varicella vaccination has failed to provide long-term protection from VZV (varicella-zoster virus) disease.”


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