Thursday, July 16, 2009

Health Tips Facts- Chicken Pox Virus Vaccine Symptoms Treatment

What is Chicken Pox?

Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease, caused by a Chicken Pox Virus which is known as varicella-zoster virus and also as the Herpes Zoster virus.

Chicken pox in adults is very rare, but only the ones that have not head chicken pox when they were children.

Chickenpox occurs mostly during the end of the winter and the beginning of the spring. It generally affects children aged from 2 to 8 and can take the form of epidemics.

Chicken Pox Symptoms:-

It starts with moderate fever and then characteristic spots appearing in two or three waves, mainly on the body and head rather than the hands and becoming itchy raw pox (pocks), small open sores which heal mostly without scarring.

This infectious disease has a two-week incubation period and is highly contagious by air transmission two days before symptoms appear.

Chicken Pox Treatment/Prevention:-

Rub the Vitamin E oil into the skin and watch for a healing effect.

Herbal tea prepared by any of the following herbs has shown to be effective in treating chicken pox: basil, chamomile, lemon balm, and marigold. Add lemon, honey, or cinnamon into the tea.

The use of brown vinegar is known to be one of the most important home remedies for treating chicken pox.

Baking Soda is a very popular home remedy used to control the itching resulting from chicken pox.

A bath of oatmeal is considered one of the best natural remedies for relieving the itching sensation caused by chicken pox.

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