Symptoms, remedies, treatments and care for Chickenpox


Chickenpox, also known as varicella, is a highly contagious disease caused by the initial infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV). The disease results in a blister-like rash, which first appears on the face and trunk, and then spreads throughout the body. Although not life-threatening, complications can arise.

Chickenpox is mostly transmitted by contact with the blisters of someone who has the virus or breathing in the virus particles from someone's blisters or mouth. An infected person is contagious about 2 days before the rash appears, and then continues being so for another 5-7 days or until all of the blisters have become scabs.


Apply baking soda paste
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Effectiveness: 4.4  Popularity: 93  
Apply aloe vera
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Effectiveness: 3.6  Popularity: 81  
Take oatmeal bath
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Apply brown vinegar
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Effectiveness: 3.8  Popularity: 54  
Apply epsom salt
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Drink herbal tea
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Effectiveness: 2.9  Popularity: 51  
Take vitamin E
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Apply honey
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Apply carrot and coriander
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Apply basil
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Apply calendula
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Bath in neem leaves
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Apply sandalwood oil
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Apply chamomile tea
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Apply lavender oil
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