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Chickenpox Tips

Know More About Herpes Zoster!

Dr. Swarup Kumar Ghosh 90% (82 ratings)
MD - Bio-Chemistry, MF Homeo (London), DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
Know More About Herpes Zoster!

Herpes Zoster-
It is also called shingles. It is a painful localized skin rash with blisters that is caused by the varicella zoster virus (vzv). This is the same virus that also causes 
Chickenpox. If anyone who has had chickenpox can develop this because vzv remains in the nerve cells of the body after the chickenpox infection clears and vzv can reappear years later causing shingles.
So, mostly found in older adults and people who have weak immune systems because of stress, injury, certain medicines, or other reasons. Most people who get shingles will get better and will not get it again. 

Causes- Varicella zoster virus.

Risk factors-

  • Advance age.
  • Emotinal stress.
  • Mechanical trauma.
  • Female gender.
  • Weak immune system.

Symptoms-

  • Painful rashes.
  • Bodyache.
  • Photophobia.
  • Fever.
  • Headache.
  • Severe itching.
  • Blisters.
  • Change in vision.
  • Feelings like flu.


Management-
Hospital admission should be considered for patients with severe symptoms and ophthalmic involvement. 

Diet-

  • Vitamin b-6 is an important nutrient for those suffering from shingle as it benefits the nerves. Some of the foods that are rich in vitamin b-6 include potatoes, bananas and nuts.
  • Garlic is a natural source of antioxidants and is a natural antibiotic as well. Drink lots of water as this will help your body flush out the impurities from your system.
  • Avoid some food like. Alcohol, caffeine, fast food, junk food, choclates etc.


Homoeopathy works very well here. Some medicines are described here. You can select on the basis of similimum.

  • Arsenic, Chronic herpes with burning pains, clusters are dark and deep.
  • Graphites, Herpes on genital organs.
  • Mez, Intolerable itch, shinning or fiery red vescicles, thick purulent matter exudes.
  • Rhus tox, It reduces the pain of herpes.
  • Hypericum, Herpes in circular patches, occuring along the course of spinal nerve, generally found in men.
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Chickenpox Problem Tips

Dr. Sameer Kumar Singh 86% (115 ratings)
B.Sc, BHMS
Homeopath, Lucknow
Chickenpox Problem Tips

Today’s Tips

Chickenpox is also known as varicella. It is airborne desease which spreads easily through cough and sneezes of an infected person. Chickenpox is caused by the varicella zoster virus. The skin around the spots or blisters becomes painful and red is the symptoms of this desease and painful fever.

To escape this desease use Homoeopathy remidies.

Homoeopathic remidies is the best remidies for this virus. It is easily founded .

 

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Chickenpox - Know The Homeopathic Treatment For It

Dr. Amit Vora 89% (55 ratings)
BHMS, PG Hom London
Homeopath, Mumbai
Chickenpox - Know The Homeopathic Treatment For It

Chicken pox or varicella is an infectious disease which is caused by varicella zoster virus. It is noticed that children below the age of 10 years are more prone to getting affected by this virus. But people of any age group can encounter this particular disease.

Symptoms

The most common symptom of chickenpox is rashes. The rashes develop into small itchy blisters. The rashes can form on any part of the body. Some people develop severe spots all over the body and some people develop only a few of them.

High temperature or fever is another common symptom of chickenpox. Mostly the fever starts before the rashes appear.

Severe headache and loss of appetite.

Weakness

A patient can develop the symptoms after 3 weeks of exposure to the virus. Since it is an airborne disease, it can be easily transmitted through coughing, sneezing and touching. This is the reason the patient with chickenpox is always advised to stay isolated for minimum two weeks. In few chronic cases of chickenpox, the patient might develop varicella pneumonia in later stages.

Homeopathy treatment for chickenpox
The patient with chickenpox is often advised complete bed rest, lukewarm bath which provides relief from itching. But there are some effective homeopathic remedies which are extremely helpful in treating chickenpox. Since it is always believed that homeopathy is the best remedy for any viral disease, chickenpox being a viral disease can be cured effectively through the following homeopathic remedies.

  1. Aconitum: This remedy responds best in the initial stages of chickenpox; especially when the patient suffers from symptoms like increase of thirst, high fever and weakness.
  2. Belladonna: Belladonna is an effective homeopathic medicine for treating chickenpox. This remedy is prescribed when the patient experiences symptoms like red face, severe aches in head and body, drowsiness etc.
  3. Rhus Tox: This is an effective and common homeopathic remedy for treating chickenpox. Children who suffer from intense itching are generally prescribed this remedy.
  4. Antinomian Crud: White coated tongue is the most common characteristic in children when this remedy is prescribed. Apart from this, this remedy works well on the children who encounter symptoms like itching pimples and rashes from the exposure to heat right after bath.
  5. Apis: This remedy is advised when children experience severe itching from heat and feel relieved in the exposure to cool places.

These are the effective homeopathic remedies often prescribed by physicians for treating chickenpox. It has also been proven that these remedies have worked extremely well on the patients with individual symptoms. But it is always advised to consult a physician before starting any dosage. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Chicken Pox Treatment - चिकन पॉक्स का इलाज

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 88% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Chicken Pox Treatment - चिकन पॉक्स का इलाज

चिकन पॉक्स वेरिसेला-ज़ोस्टर वायरस के कारण होने वाली एक बहुत ही संक्रामक बीमारी है. इससे छाले या फफोले जैसे दाने, खुजली, थकान और बुखार होता है. यह पेट, पीठ और चेहरे पर पहले दिखाई देता है और फिर पूरे शरीर में फैल जाता है. उसके बाद 250 से 500 खुजली वाले छाले या फफोले हो जातें हैं. चिकन पॉक्स गंभीर हो सकता है, खासकर बच्चों, वयस्कों और कमजोर प्रतिरक्षा प्रणाली वाले लोगों में. चिकन पॉक्स को रोकने का सबसे अच्छा तरीका चिकन पॉक्स वैक्सीन प्राप्त करना है. लगभग 2 सप्ताह में अधिकांश लोग ठीक हो जाते हैं. VZV अत्यधिक श्वसन बूंदों या संक्रमित व्यक्ति के त्वचा के घावों/दानें के सीधे संपर्क से फैलता है. एक अध्ययन के मुताबिक़ भारत में चिकेनपॉक्स गर्मियों के मुकाबले सर्दियों में ज़्यादा होता है.
स्वस्थ बच्चों में चिकन पॉक्स के लिए चिकित्सा उपचार की आवश्यकता नहीं होती है. यह बीमारी ठीक होने के लिए अपना समय लेती ही है. हालांकि, खुजली को दूर करने के लिए आपके डॉक्टर एन्टीहिस्टमाइन दे सकते हैं.
चिकन पॉक्स का उपचार
चिकन पॉक्स आसानी से एक व्यक्ति से दूसरे व्यक्ति में फैलता है. यदि आपको चिकन पॉक्स कभी नहीं हुआ है या चिकन पॉक्स टीका कभी नहीं लगवाया है, तो आपको चिकन पॉक्स होने की संभावना ज़्यादा है. यदि आप या आपका बच्चा प्रतिरक्षित नहीं है, तो टीका प्राप्त करके चिकन पॉक्स को रोका जा सकता है. यह टीका लगवाना निम्नलिखित लोगों के लिए सलाहित है: 12 महीने की आयु के सभी स्वस्थ बच्चों को और जिनको यह पहले न हुआ हो. स्वस्थ लोग, जिन्हे यह याद नहीं कि बचपन में टीका लिया था या नहीं. जो महिलाएं गर्भवती होने की योजना बना रही हैं. महिलाओं जो प्रतिरक्षित नहीं है, उनके लिए चिकन पॉक्स और गर्भावस्था एक खतरनाक संयोजन हो सकता है. गर्भावस्था होने से पहले वेरिसेला वैक्सीन/टीका लगवाने से गर्भावस्था के दौरान होने वाले चिकेन पॉक्स की जटिलताओं से राहत मिलती है. वैक्सीन के सही समय के बारे में अपने डॉक्टर से बात करें.
आप वायरस से संक्रमित लोगों के साथ निकट संपर्क से बचें. यह अधिक महत्वपूर्ण तब होता है जब आपकी प्रतिरक्षा प्रणाली ज़्यादा कमज़ोर होती है. लेकिन लक्षण विकसित होने के पहले ही संक्रमित व्यक्ति से वायरस फैल सकता है.
विषाणु के संपर्क में होने के बाद चिकन पॉक्स को रोकें
यदि आप किसी ऐसे व्यक्ति के संपर्क में हैं जिसको चिकन पॉक्स है और आपको यकीन नहीं है कि आप प्रतिरक्षित हैं या नहीं हैं, तो वेरिसेला वैक्सीन/टीका का एक शॉट आपको बीमारी से रोक सकता है,या इस बीमारी को हल्का बना सकता है. यदि आपको चिकन पॉक्स का टीका/वेरिसेला वैक्सीन नहीं दिया जा सकता है तो एंटीबॉडी (इम्युनोग्लोबुलिन) या एंटीवायरल दवा का एक शॉट चिकन पॉक्स को रोकने में मदद कर सकता है.
चिकन पॉक्स वैक्सीन (वेरिसेला वैक्सीन/टीका) उपलब्ध होने से पहले, परिवारों में अक्सर हफ़्तों तक यह वायरस रहता था क्योंकि यह एक व्यक्ति से दुसरे को होता था. इस वैक्सीन की उपलब्धि से पहले लोग अपने बच्चों को जानबूझ कर चिकन पॉक्स से संक्रमित करते थे ताकि यह बिमारी एक बार हो जाए और भविष्य में इसके प्रति प्रतिरक्षा बन जाए (क्योंकि वयस्कों में यह बीमारी और भी गंभीर रूप ले सकती है). परन्तु अपने बच्चों को संक्रमित करना उचित नहीं है क्योंकि इससे निमोनिआ व इंसेफलाइटिस जैसी गंभीर बीमारियां हो सकती हैं. अब टीका उपलब्ध है व सबसे सुरक्षित विकल्प है. अपने बच्चे को टीका ज़रूर लगवाएं.

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Chicken Pox: Prevention Is Better Than Cure.

Dr. Arvind Kanchan 87% (150 ratings)
MD - Physiology, MBBS
General Physician, Lucknow
Chicken Pox: Prevention Is Better Than Cure.

The best way to prevent chickenpox is to get the chickenpox vaccine. Children, adolescents, and adults should get two doses of chickenpox vaccine. ​Chickenpox vaccine is very safe and effective at preventing the disease. Most people who get the vaccine will not get chickenpox. If a vaccinated person does get chickenpox, it is usually mild—with fewer red spots or blisters and mild or no fever. The chickenpox vaccine prevents almost all cases of severe disease. For people exposed to chickenpox, he/ she should contact a health care provider if the person has never had chickenpox disease and is not vaccinated with the chickenpox vaccine is pregnant, has a weakened immune system caused by disease or medication; for example, People with HIV/AIDS or cancer Patients who have had transplants, and people on chemotherapy, immunosuppressive medications, or long-term use of steroids.

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Chicken Pox: Everything You Need To Know

Dr. Amey Kelkar 87% (57 ratings)
MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Dermatologist, Pune
Chicken Pox: Everything You Need To Know

Chicken pox is usually acquired through inhalation of airborne respiratory droplets of an infected host. It is largely a childhood disease with more than 90 percent of cases occurring in childhood. The disease is generally benign and self limiting in a healthy child.  However there is an increased risk of morbidity in adults and immuno compromised patients.

Clinical Features:

Chicken pox is usually diagnosed clinically based on the characteristic rash and successive crops of lesions.  The rash of chicken pox is found in all stages of development and healing in affected sites.

There is a prodrome of fever, malaise and nausea followed by the characteristic rash of chicken pox.  In children, chicken pox usually begins as itchy red lesions. Fluid filled blisters, also called as vesicles develop over a period of time. The stomach, face, back, hand and legs maybe affected. Over a period of time, the blisters as well as the red rash heals leaving behind crusts and scabs. New lesions and blisters continue to appear for several days. As a result, all 3 stages of the rash, i.e. bumps, blisters and scabs maybe seen in a single patient. The disease is usually self limiting and resolves over a period of time.

Treatment:

For most healthy patients with chicken pox, symptomatic therapy is all that is required.

  • Trim the child’s finger nails to minimise scratching.
  • Take a bath with warm water and apply moisturising cream.
  • Paracetamol can be taken orally in case of fever.
  • Calamine lotion and anti histaminics can help in reliving itch.
  • Oral acyclovir or valcyclovir can be given.

Chicken pox is a benign self-limiting disease. It usually resolves without any complications. Complications are sometimes noted in adults and immuno compromised patients.

Palliative care and symptomatic treatment go a long way in managing this disease.

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Homeopathy Treatment For Chickenpox!

Dr. Deepanjli 89% (571 ratings)
BSc (Life Science), DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), NDDY(Naturopathy and Yoga), Punjabi University.
Homeopath, Mohali
Homeopathy Treatment For Chickenpox!

Chicken pox or varicella is an infectious disease which is caused by varicella zoster virus. It is noticed that children below the age of 10 years are more prone to getting affected by this virus. But people of any age group can encounter this particular disease.

Symptoms
● The most common symptom of chickenpox is rashes. The rashes develop into small itchy blisters. The rashes can form on any part of the body. Some people develop severe spots all over the body and some people develop only a few of them.
● High temperature or fever is another common symptom of chickenpox. Mostly the fever starts before the rashes appear.
● Severe headache and loss of appetite.
● Weakness
A patient can develop the symptoms after 3 weeks of exposure to the virus. Since it is an airborne disease, it can be easily transmitted through coughing, sneezing and touching. This is the reason the patient with chickenpox is always advised to stay isolated for minimum two weeks. In few chronic cases of chickenpox, the patient might develop varicella pneumonia in later stages.

Homeopathy treatment for chickenpox
The patient with chickenpox is often advised complete bed rest, lukewarm bath which provides relief from itching. But there are some effective homeopathic remedies which are extremely helpful in treating chickenpox. Since it is always believed that homeopathy is the best remedy for any viral disease, chickenpox being a viral disease can be cured effectively through the following homeopathic remedies.

  1. Aconitum: This remedy responds best in the initial stages of chickenpox; especially when the patient suffers from symptoms like increase of thirst, high fever and weakness.
  2. Belladonna: Belladonna is an effective homeopathic medicine for treating chickenpox. This remedy is prescribed when the patient experiences symptoms like red face, severe aches in head and body, drowsiness etc.
  3. Rhus Tox: This is an effective and common homeopathic remedy for treating chickenpox. Children who suffer from intense itching are generally prescribed this remedy.
  4. Antinomian Crud: White coated tongue is the most common characteristic in children when this remedy is prescribed. Apart from this, this remedy works well on the children who encounter symptoms like itching pimples and rashes from the exposure to heat right after bath.
  5. Apis: This remedy is advised when children experience severe itching from heat and feel relieved in the exposure to cool places.

These are the effective homeopathic remedies often prescribed by physicians for treating chickenpox. It has also been proven that these remedies have worked extremely well on the patients with individual symptoms. But it is always advised to consult a physician before starting any dosage. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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5 Natural DIY Remedies For Chicken Pox Marks!

Dr. Ganesh Avhad 94% (1632 ratings)
MD, DNB, FIDP, FIL
Dermatologist, Mumbai
5 Natural DIY Remedies For Chicken Pox Marks!

The worst part about being diagnosed with chicken pox is that even after the virus leaves your body, your skin is still marked with scars from the blisters. Like any other scar, in most cases these scars fade with time but this process can be quite slow. Scars, especially those on your face can also affect your self confidence and image. Luckily, there are a number of ways to deal with scars and fasten the fading process.

Here are a few tips to help reduce scars caused by chickenpox:

  1. Vitamin E: Vitamin E not only helps hydrate the skin, but is rich in anti-oxidants that promote the production of collagen and protect the skin from free radicals and other impurities. Vitamin E can be found in foods such as almonds, spinach and papaya. They can also be consumed in form a capsule or used in form of oil. Including vitamin E rich foods in your diet or massaging the scars with vitamin E oil can work wonders in getting rid of scars.
  2. Coconut water: Coconut water is not only delicious, but also rich in nutrients essential for the skin and lauric acid and cytokines. This helps regulate cell growth in the skin and balances the pH levels. It also has anti bacterial and anti fungal properties that prevent breakouts. Along with drinking coconut water, you could also apply it directly on the affected areas to help speed the recovery process.
  3. Lemon juice: Lemon juice is one of the richest sources of vitamin C. This aids in collagen production and keeps the skin elastic and strong. It is also rich in alpha hydroxyl acids that help heal damaged skin. Lemon juice also has bleaching properties that help scars fade. Lemon juice can be diluted with water or applied directly on the skin.
  4. Aloe veraAloe vera is known for its anti oxidant and anti microbial properties. This can protect the skin from bacterial infection and help soothe and heal skin. Its anti inflammatory properties also help relieve itching and redness caused by chickenpox blisters. Aloe vera also boosts collagen production and moisturizes the skin. Aloe vera can be used by applying the gel within its leaves directly on the skin and allowing it to dry. This can be repeated 3 to 4 times a day for best results.
  5. Baking soda: Scarring in cases of chicken pox is caused by scratching the blisters to relieve irritation and itchiness. Baking soda helps prevent the formation of scars by soothing this irritation and exfoliating the skin. It also helps balance the pH levels of the skin. A paste of baking soda and water can be massaged onto the affected areas to remove dead skin cells and prevent scarring.

All the above mentioned remedies will help you get rid of the scars and give you a beautifully glowing skin. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Chicken Pox - Should You Take Immunization?

Dr. Vikram Gidwani 92% (61 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Chittorgarh
Chicken Pox - Should You Take Immunization?

Chickenpox or varicella is a type of viral infection that causes itchy rashes accompanied by tiny fluid-filled blisters. It is highly communicable to those who have not experienced this disease earlier or have not been immunized against it through vaccination

The vaccine against chickenpox is a shot protecting anyone, who has already contracted the disease. It is known as the varicella vaccine since chicken pox is triggered by the virus called varicella-zoster. The vaccine is prepared from a living but a weakened virus.

Why would you require a chicken pox virus?

  1. The risk behind the condition aggravating into something life threatening is high among adults, infants and people possessing a weak immunity system as they are prone to developing serious complications as well. There is no way you can predict who would be the next prey.
  2. The illness is extremely contagious and can get transmitted either through air while coughing or sneezing or by direct contact especially with the fluid present in the chicken pox blisters. For this reason, you need to stay segregated until and unless all your blisters have dried up or crusted over. The illness may induce itchy rashes all over your body along with fussiness, cough and headaches.
  3. The vaccine is recommended for all adults and adolescents who have not been infected by chicken pox ever earlier. A vaccine called MMRV offers a combined protection against varicella, rubella, mumps and measles.
  4. The vaccine has to be administered in two shots. However the medicines are not devoid of mild side effects,for instance, swelling in the region where you have been injected alongside mild rashes.

Who should not opt for the vaccine?

  1. Pregnant women since the effect of the vaccine on your fetus is yet to be unraveled
  2. People who are allergic to neomycin and gelatin ( a gelatin-free varicella vaccine is actually available)
  3. People suffering from diseases caused due to a weak immunity system or taking high dosage of steroids
  4. Cancer patients who have to be treated with chemotherapy, drugs and X-rays
  5. People who have had a blood transfusion in about five months before receiving the shot. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a General Physician.
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Herpes

Dr. Jagatjit Singh 86% (257 ratings)
MBBS, DHMS-Harvard, Masters in Clinical Dermatology
Dermatologist, Chandigarh
Herpes

Herpes zoster or Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. Although shingles can occur anywhere on your body, it most often appears as a single stripe of blisters that wraps around either the left or the right side of your torso.

Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus — the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you've had chickenpox, the virus lies inactive in nerve tissue near your spinal cord and brain. Years later, the virus may reactivate as shingles.

While it isn't a life-threatening condition, shingles can be very painful. Vaccines can help reduce the risk of shingles, while early treatment can help shorten a shingles infection and lessen the chance of complications.

Symptoms

The signs and symptoms of shingles usually affect only a small section of one side of your body. These signs and symptoms may include:

  • Pain, burning, numbness or tingling
  • Sensitivity to touch
  • A red rash that begins a few days after the pain
  • Fluid-filled blisters that break open and crust over
  • Itching

Some people also experience:

Pain is usually the first symptom of shingles. For some, it can be intense. Depending on the location of the pain, it can sometimes be mistaken for a symptom of problems affecting the heart, lungs or kidneys. Some people experience shingles pain without ever developing the rash.

Most commonly, the shingles rash develops as a stripe of blisters that wraps around either the left or right side of your torso. Sometimes the shingles rash occurs around one eye or on one side of the neck or face.

Treatment

There's no cure for shingles, but prompt treatment with prescription antiviral drugs can speed healing and reduce your risk of complications. These medications include:

Shingles can cause severe pain, so your doctor also may prescribe:

  • Capsaicin topical patch
  • Anticonvulsants, such as gabapentin
  • Tricyclic antidepressants, such as amitriptyline
  • Numbing agents, such as lidocaine, delivered via a cream, gel, spray or skin patch
  • Medications that contain narcotics, such as codeine
  • An injection including corticosteroids and local anesthetics

Shingles generally lasts between two and six weeks. Most people get shingles only once, but it is possible to get it two or more times.

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