Chicken Pox and Homeoprophylaxis (Varicella Zoster Virus)
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Homeoprophylaxis for chicken pox is a safe and proven effective method of prevention. Homeopathic remedies will help a person with the chicken pox to relieve their symptoms, effectively and naturally.
Homeoprophylaxis for Chicken Pox Prevention and Support
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- Rhus toxicodendron
This is the recommended homeopathic remedy to be used as a preventative. It is used on exposure for each member of the household exposed to the chicken pox who has not had chicken pox.
- Varicella Zoster
The Varicella zoster nosode isavailable through the Homeoprophylaxis Program (HP) under supervision by a certified Homeopathy in HP. Varicella zoster is used as a preventative remedy to build the immune system before exposure to the chicken pox and during any epidemic as a prevention.
What Is Chicken Pox?
Chicken pox is a common childhood viral illness. Many cases are mild; however, those that are uncomfortable can often be helped with homeopathy.
- Fatigue and low fever typically begin 10 days to 3 weeks from the time of exposure.
- A flat red rash comes out, transforms into pimples.
- The rash then develops into blisters that eventually break and harden into itchy crusts.
- If fever is very high and persistent and the person is NOT responding well to homeopathic care, or if a person seems to be extremely ill, consult a licensed physician.
Homeopathic Remedies For Chicken Pox Treatment
For some people, this can be a serious disease, please contact Kari J. Kindem, CFHom, a classical homeopath experienced in treating severe acutes.
- Antimonium tartaricum
When the eruptions are large and slow to emerge. The child feels sweaty, fussy and may be nauseous with a white-coated tongue. If chest congestion with a rattling cough develops, or a bubbly sound on breathing.
- Antimonium crudum
A child who needs this remedy usually is irritable and may object to being touched or looked at. The eruptions are sore. Touching them may bring on shooting pains.
- Apis mellifica
When this remedy is indicated, the skin around the eruptions is pink and puffy and very itchy, with stinging pains. The eyelids may also be swollen. The person feels worse from warmth, is irritable, and usually is not thirsty.
When a child is hot and feverish, with a red flushed face and eyes that are sensitive to light. A pounding headache may be felt, accompanied by either restlessness or drowsiness. The rash usually is red, with a feeling of heat and throbbing.
When fever persists for several days during chicken pox and a dry nagging cough develops. The mouth is dry, with thirst for cold drinks. The person may be very grumpy, feel worse from motion and dislike being interfered with in any way.
- Mercurius solubilis
If eruptions are large and become infected. The child is very sensitive to temperature changes and feels worse at night. Perspiration and drooling during sleep, swollen lymph nodes, and offensive breath.
Itching and burning vesicles with thick leathery crusts, scabs and pussy underneath. Worse on scalp, face and chin and hands. Worse evening until midnight. Cold chills. Indifferent, dull, apprehensive. Worse heat, drafts, damp, touch, bathing in water, scratching, rubbing.
A child who needs this remedy is often sweet and tearful when ill and wants a lot of attention and comforting. Itching and other discomforts are worse from warmth and in stuffy rooms and better by cool fresh air. The person is rarely thirsty, even during fever.
- Rhus toxicodendron
For chicken pox with tremendous itching that is worse from scratching and relieved by warm baths or applying heat. The child may be very restless, both physically and mentally. The eyes may become inflamed and sticky. Muscles can ache and feel very stiff, also relieved by warmth and gentle motion.
Itching is so severe that the person finds it impossible to keep from scratching—or if eruptions have a nagging, burning pain. The symptoms and the person are worse from warmth and aggravated after bathing. Both heat and chills are felt during fever. The person may feel drowsy in the afternoon and restless and hot at night.
- Urtica urens
Eruptions with stinging, burning pain and itching. Symptoms are worse by exertion and from overheating.