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Home Remedies for Chickenpox

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Chickenpox is caused by the virus known as varicella-zoster and spreads easily from one person to another.

This disease can spread through air or contact with saliva, mucus, or fluid from blisters of an infected individual. The infected person is contagious from a day or two before the rashes appear, until the time when all the blisters have dried.


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It usually takes 10-21 days for the symptoms to develop the symptoms after being exposed to the virus. The most common symptoms are an itchy rash and red spots or blisters all over the body.


Other symptoms include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, and aching muscles. Because most people get vaccinated against chickenpox, it is most common among newborn babies, followed by pregnant women and people with weak immune systems.


Usually, the worst symptoms of chickenpox subside in about two weeks. However, you can try some natural remedies to alleviate some of the symptoms and get relief from itching as the virus takes its course.

home remedies for chickenpox

Here are the top 10 home remedies for chickenpox.

1. Baking Soda

Baking soda can help control the itchiness and irritation from chickenpox.

  1. Stir one-half tablespoon of baking soda in a glass of water. Use a soft washcloth to put the solution on the affected parts of the body and allow it to dry.
  2. Another option is to mix one-half or one cup of baking soda in your bath water and soak in it.

2. Indian Lilac

Indian lilac, also known as margosa or neem is useful in the treatment of chicken pox as it has antiviral properties. Furthermore, it helps dry out the blisters and relieves itching to a great extent.

Take a handful of neem leaves, crush them and apply the paste on the affected areas. Adding neem leaves in bath water is also beneficial.

3. Carrots and Coriander

A soup made of carrots and coriander is highly beneficial in the treatment of chickenpox. It is rich in antioxidants that help in the healing process.

Soup home remedy for chickenpox

  1. Cut up 100 grams of carrots to get about a cup of chopped carrots and chop 60 grams or one and one- half cup of fresh coriander leaves and boil them in about two and one-quarter cup of water until half the amount of water evaporates.
  2. Drink the soup once a day for about a month. You can also eat the boiled carrots and coriander leaves for added strength.

4. Oatmeal

An oatmeal bath is a popular home remedy for itchiness caused by chickenpox.

  1. Grind two cups of oatmeal into a fine powder.
  2. Put the powdered oatmeal in two liters (one-half gallon) of lukewarm water.
  3. Soak in the bathwater for 15 to 20 minutes.

5. Brown Vinegar

One of the most effective remedies for treating chicken pox is brown vinegar. It will relieve skin irritation and help heal the lesions and prevent scarring.

Simply add one-half cup of brown vinegar to lukewarm bathwater, and soak in the bath for about 10 to 15 minutes.

6. Honey

Honey will provide relief from itchiness and help heal the blisters caused by chickenpox.

  1. Get a good quality, pure honey and coat the affected area with it.
  2. Repeat the process two to three times a day until the scars are gone.

Home Remedies for Chickenpox was last modified: June 19th, 2017 by Top10HomeRemedies
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52 thoughts on “Home Remedies for Chickenpox”

  1. Hi, my neboures daughter is having chickenpox and we are going to try this home home remedies. And I will defnetly come back here to share with u. God bless.

  2. This really works perfectly i used on my son and everything finished just in two days. I used vinger, baking powder, honey and oatmeal.

  3. Oh god…. I m 28.. N its d 1st tym i m suffrng. Realy didnt hv any idea on it. Thankx 4 d tips n remedies.. I hope it wil get a fast recovery

  4. From last 5 days my husband is suffering from chicken pox ..he got spots all over his body …I tried baking soda tips n it really work . …d most easiest is drink coconut water n take some coconut water n wid a cotton put in d spot ….guys it really works …der will b no spot n it is curable soon..

  5. I’ve been using baking soda and even though it stings like heck, I literally see it draw out the toxins from my bumps and their already scabbing after a few days. I feel less itchy and better. Hope this helps <3

  6. My 8 month old son has chicken pox. He’s covered head to toe but the ones round his face and ears are really bothering him a lot and trying to stop a baby from fiddling with it is a nightmare. He’s too young to take the antihistamines so all I have is calamine lotion and cold compresses that I can use which don’t work that well. He was so unsettled last night it was awful to see. I’m going to try the vinegar bath or the baking soda. Hopefully he’ll have a better nights sleep tonight

    1. My mother made an extract from ‘Indian Lilac’ leaves having about 20 leaves altogether. I did sponge myself and 10 mins my itchiness stopped like magic. BTW i am suffering from chicken pox RIGHT NOW and I can guarantee atleast the Indian Lilac leave technique worked for myself ( I am 21 yr old male ).

  7. i got chickenpox from my neighbour children but it has not yet circulating my body i want to cure it b4 it get worse
    what are some of d remedies i should use to prevent it

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