Ayurvedic Name: Laghu Masurika
Medical Name : Varicella
What is the Chicken Pox?
Chicken Pox is the commonly known name for varicella disease. Chickenpox is an acute contagious disease. Chicken Pox is very common in children mainly of age group between 1 to 10 years. Often it is mistaken for measles due to its apparent. It is a viral disease. You may identify the disease with fever. The virus even after the cure of disease remains hidden in the body and can later again cause disease such as shingles.
What are the causes of chicken Pox ?
Chicken Pox may caused by at least two factors:
1) Contact irritation,
Chickenpox is mainly caused by the varicella-zoster virus. It is also known as human herpes virus 3. Causes of chickenpox usually not apparent but may be associated with hunger, swallowed air, overfeeding, and foods with high carbohydrate content.
Other Causes of chickenpox, may include:
What are the symptoms of chicken Pox?
Chicken pox mainly starts with slight feverishness and pain in the back and legs. Within 24 hours of its onset small red papules appear on the back and chest and sometimes on the forehead too. After that pimples turn into vesicles but within a day or two, these vesicles dry up with a brown crust appearing on them. You may see eruptions also after some days.
The symptoms which usually occur before 24 to 48 of appearing of spots on the body, are given below:
The following symptoms may occur after 10 to 21 days of appearing of chicken pox. They may appear in the following order:
Chicken pox is so common disease that already 80% of adults have already have it. It is still more common in children. Nowadays a new vaccine has been discovered for the treatment of chicken pox and which I think will be made mandatory at some time in the near future.
What are the treatments of chicken Pox ?
Available Medicines & Prescriptions of chickenpox are given below :
1) Swarnamakshika Bhasma - 120 mg of Swarnamaksnika Bhasma to he taken morning and evening with decoction of Kanchnar tree bark.
2) Eladyarishta - 20 ml of Eladyarishta to he taken after meals with water.
3) During the 2nd week, you may take 125mg of Indukala vati with water in the morning and evening.
What are the home remedies of chicken Pox ?
Haridra powder one grain may be given with juice of Karela leaves, two times in a day mainly at noon and in the evening.
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