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Chicken pox is a common childhood disease however these days there is a vaccination available of the disease. Chicken pox starts with a fever and then the infected person starts developing a rash on the stomach region, face and head. The rash spreads very fast all over the body and some people are covered with it from head to toe. Constant itching may progress the spread of the rashes.
Chicken pox takes one to two weeks to completely get cured. It takes 21 days for the effects of it to go away completely. During this period the infected person should not come in contact with another person, or else it will spread very fast. There are some home based remedies for chicken pox. However, the person should also take allopathic medications and doctor’s advice, and to aid the regular treatment they can use the home based remedies.
The problem with chicken pox is that it may leave scars where the blisters were formed. In order to reduce the effects of the scars, one can use half a cup of vinegar and dissolve it in bath water. This relieves the itching from the blisters. Oatmeal is also considered to have a relieving effect on itchiness of the blisters. Oatmeal has to be cooked in warm water and tied in a cloth bag tightly, and then you can drop it in the bathtub. The child can sit in the water. Pea water is also good for the skin and itchiness. Baking soda controls the itching, and it should be dissolved in bathing water or the child should be sponged down with that water.
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