Chickenpox is also called as a Varicella that is caused by varicella-zoster virus. Chickenpox is a mild diseased condition that most of the children catch at one or the other time in their childhoods. It is most common in the winter and spring season and generally affects plenty of children at the same time, nearly about once in every three years. This is known as an epidemic condition.

Chickenpox occurs most commonly to children who are between the age of two and eight. A child is infectious from about two days before the rash appears and remains approximately for about five days after that. It can take 10-21 days for the symptoms to appear once the body has come into contact with the virus. This is termed as an 'incubation period'. Chickenpox gets spread via tiny droplets of saliva and nasal mucus coughed out by an infected body. The virus is already in those droplets before any rash appears which the reason is why it spreads very fast.

Causes of Chicken pox

  • Varicella-zoster virus

Home Remedies for Chicken pox - Chicken pox cures

The use of brown vinegar is one of the most useful home remedies for chicken pox found powerful in the treatment of chicken pox. For this, ½ cup of this vinegar is to be added to a warm bathwater. This will relieve the irritation of the skin and will heal the lesions.

Another useful home remedy for chicken pox is bathing with oatmeal. It is considered a natural remedy for relieving the itch that has occurred because of chicken pox. This medicated bath is prepared by cooking 2 cups of oatmeal in 2-liters of water for about 20 minutes. This mixture is then put into a cloth bag (cotton) with a string is tied tightly around the top making it as a typical poultice. This bag is allowed to float in a tub of warm water, and swooshed around until the bathwater becomes turbid. Precaution is to be taken to make it sure that the bag is not torn. The child suffering from chicken pox can splash and play in the water. The water should go over all the scalds, while the pouch of oatmeal remains in the tub.

Green pea water is another great home remedy for chicken pox for relieving irritation of the skin because of chicken pox condition. The water in which fresh peas are cooked can be used for this purpose.

Baking soda is a popular home remedy for chicken pox controlling the itching due to chicken pox. Some baking soda is to be put in a glass of water. The child is then sponged with this water, so that the soda dries on the affected areas. This will keep the child away from scratching those eruptions and it will also help healing the lesions.

The use of honey as an external application has been considered as valuable in chicken pox treatment. The skin is to be smeared with honey. It helps in the healing of the disease within couple of days.

A soup that is prepared from carrots and coriander has been considered as valuable in the treatment of chicken pox. About 100 grams of carrots and 60 grams of fresh coriander are to be cut into small pieces and then boiled for a while. The residue is to be discarded and this soup is taken once a day

A mild sedative herbal tea has proven beneficial chicken pox treatment. The tea can be prepared from any of the herbs such as chamomile, basil, marigold and lemon balm. A pinch of cinnamon, honey, and lemon can be added to enhance its healing property. 1t should be sipped slowly several times in a day.

Another simple but useful natural remedy for chicken pox is an application of Vitamin E oil. It helps relieving itching and it also has a healing effect. The scars of chicken pox fade away very quickly.

Another useful natural remedy for chicken pox in Ayurveda, bathing with ‘neem’ decoction will be useful treating any skin diseases including chicken pox. For this, one can use fresh ‘neem’ leaves or can use ‘neem’ leaves powder also.

Some of the Ayurvedic herbs such as turmeric, neem, babool, patola and vata are useful treating skin disorders. One can use them as a single herb or can use as a combination. This is one of best chicken pox remedy.

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Hello. I don't know much about, how to cure chicken pox at home. However, when I got chicken pox; my doctor said not to take a bath until the blisters have become scabs and look like they can be peeled off. If you do take a bath everyday, you do however clean them BUT - if not dried properly, the water will stay in the affected area. This can result to more itching, marks and marks that are infectious. If you do desire to take a bath, please make sure you do dry yourself PROPERLY. Calamine lotion is the best soloution to relieve the itch. Take plenty of rest and eat foods that are most proper when you have the disease. Don't pick at ANY of the blisters. You do not want any marks left like a crater. P.S: When taking a bath, oatmeal baths are perfect when having the disease. Hope this helps ! :-D
#1 - Rose - 01/20/2009 - 19:15
:-( How to remove chicken poxs scars/blemishs
#2 - susila - 02/05/2009 - 23:45
ive had chicken pox about two years ago:oops:..some of the marks have faded away but some on my face still exist ive tried a product cellutone but it didnt work..what should i do >-(
#3 - :)..:)..Smiley - 04/07/2009 - 08:31
hello i have chicken pox. and it appears all over in my body but not all.....Can i drink pineapple juice????????
#4 - Addison - 05/18/2009 - 18:19
my 17 month old had chickenpox and now has the sores all over her face and legs what can I use to heal the sores and fade the scars.
#5 - karen - 08/23/2009 - 07:40
hi i also had chicken pox 2 month ago ...& the marks are still apearing all over my body but i m using "BRIGHT DAY" & "BRIGHT NIGHT" regularly on my face & :-D it really works ........:-o yeah it takes time but it works;-):-):-D
#6 - sunisha - 12/03/2009 - 02:08
#7 - MAC ARTHUR - 02/13/2010 - 17:45
gOod dAy..i had chickenpox Last mOnth and my main pRobLem is how to cUre my scars because there are some in my face,hands and in my Legs,scars are not totally gone. What can you suggest me to heal it..B-)thank you very much..
#8 - macrodel - 02/14/2010 - 03:20
chicken pox is the most itchies simptom of all i have one now>-(>-(:-(
#9 - rose - 02/27/2010 - 18:43
im really desperate!!
i got chicken pox last yr....n im stuck wiz all these scars!!!!
plz help me!i had a realy beautiful skin before i got tht stupid chicken pox>-(
#10 - me - 03/11/2010 - 01:32
My granddaughter is just under nine months old and has chicken pox. She is in pure misery but doesn't seem to be scratching much and hope that lasts! This is her second day and I think she's finally done breaking out.
#11 - Cherry - 03/19/2010 - 16:41
My daughter has come down with chicken px and its so annoying because most of the other family members now itch allover , is it in our head or are we coming down with it as well!!!
#12 - Emily - 03/26/2010 - 07:47
I just want to add that I've just read on another website that the vaccination against chicken pox will prevent chicken pox. Well, both my children were vaccinated and today my youngest son has been diagnosed with chicken pox! Hopefully he'll have it milder thats all!
#13 - Lin - 04/15/2010 - 08:56
chicken pox ich realy bad:-[] >-(
#14 - joe - 04/20/2010 - 10:16
Calamine lotions and sprays will help soothe the itching... Oatmeal baths also help. Just make sure you don't scratch them and the scars won't be very bad. Vitamin E cream and Mederma will help the scars.
#15 - Chloe - 05/16/2010 - 18:00
this is my first time here.. i did some research to cure myself.. chicken pox really irritates me. i hope i can get rid of these itchy rashes.
#16 - jessy - 05/20/2010 - 07:38
@Lin - why would you get vaccinated against chicken pox? seems to me that it makes no sense being on a natural remedies page.:oops:
#17 - ins - 06/24/2010 - 14:45
:-[]:-D:-o how can we remove the marks of chikenpox
#18 - jessy - 06/29/2010 - 07:19

Do your research for more evidence.

Look up " benefits of oil of oregano "

It's the one thing you need along with plenty of water (alkaline water) and herbal teas within.

Place the baking paste (with water) on the blisters to help dry them.

THIS IS BIG!!!!! ;-):-D:-o
#19 - Darryl - 07/04/2010 - 09:39
hey. ;-) i have had chicken pox for the past ten days. it stinks. i hate them and wish i could get revenge. haha.. thank you for all of these tips and thank you everyone else for scaring me. i hope i dont get filthy no good scars all over my face. :-(
#20 - Daniella - 07/28/2010 - 19:11
I have chicken pox and i am 17. I hate it. the rashes. Today is the 3rd day and tomorrow i have a performance to make and i am not going to do it because of this STUPID chicken pox:-[]
#21 - Guillermo - 07/29/2010 - 16:56
my daughter is home from school with chicken pox, its a mission trying to sto her from scratching, and i hate the noise it makes! just about to run her a vinegar bath, hope this will help!:-D
#22 - renee - 08/26/2010 - 16:14
im 29yrs old,and i have chicken pox nw.my doctor advice me to have acyclovir and antihisthamine to relieve the itchiness and to stop the chicken pox to increase. but aside from those drugs, i tried to put some honey with lemon on my chicken pox and it dries up faster. i bath lukewarm water with bayabas leaves.
#23 - eds - 09/04/2010 - 08:09
thanks know because of yall i learnd alot about chickenpox
#24 - jessica - 09/24/2010 - 11:56
#25 - SSS - 10/05/2010 - 05:08
I have chickenpox right now, on my 3rd day. I hate this so much! M suppose to attend 2parties in the coming days, but here I am stuck with this virus that doesn't even seem to have any help or good purpose for my living but instead giving me problems. I just hope that all these scars (that will produced) will never live on my skin forever!!!>-( Have pity on us, were just victims of you unjust chickenpox! we didn't do anything at all for you to attack us. thanks for all those who posted an advice. I am really frustrated, sad and very angry with this virus that because of this I have to sacrifice in letting my 2-year old baby stay with his aunt (on the other house) until chickenpox is totally gone! Chickenpox is HELL!
#26 - Queenie - 12/14/2010 - 21:18
HELLO.... I got chicken pox last week. It is really irritating me. Now its almost over but there is some blisters which is not dried still. Please tell me some tips to remove these dots. thank you to every one who gave me this much information.
Please tell me some more. PLEASE PLEASE.....:-o:oops:
#27 - nadeem - 12/29/2010 - 00:01
itsmy 7th day. well i have a mild one and im thankful to god cause i havent got much on my face only 3 little ones which ahve dried already but the ones over my torso have not dried yet. im adviced not to bath for about 11days. but u can apply chandan paste over blisters that will soothe them and i wipe myself off with neem water everyday and i never scratch them well have to control myself cause i dont want any scars afterwards. thats all hope to get well soon.:-D
#28 - Rico - 01/17/2011 - 05:44
I was just wondering why you would keep you 2 year old away from the chicken pox, I brought my 21 month old to a friends house while her DD had the chicken pox and I am hoping she will get them now instead of when she is older! I was 17 when I got them and I don't want my daughter to go through what I did! Now I just have to wait and see if she breaks out or not!
#29 - Mousey - 01/22/2011 - 20:03
i have a chicken pox in my head. How can i cured it. Its so itching. Please solve my problem. Can i take bath when i am having chicken pox. My university exam is running on. Please suggest some treatment
#30 - Lening - 01/24/2011 - 01:16
i have a chicken pox. How many days usually the chicken pox stay before going to heal.? today is the 6th day damn. next week we will have our educational tour. i wish this nightmare will gone before our educational tour :-(
#31 - Victor - 02/02/2011 - 05:03
I am 26 and got the chicken pox. It started with a mild fever and headache, a little nausea, and the next day started seeing red blisters on my stomach and face. The 3rd day now and it has spread to virtually every part of my body. I too would like to know how long does it usually take for chicken pox to fully heal (for adults)?
#32 - Ryan - 02/11/2011 - 02:45
hi guys, we're on the same boat.. I'm on my 5th day now since the red spots appeared.. and i think the blisters are not turning to scubs... but my face still looks horrible>-( ... i want these pox disappear in my face...
#33 - Philip - 02/16/2011 - 13:36
edited... lolz

hi guys, we're on the same boat.. I'm on my 5th day now since the red spots appeared.. and i think the blisters are turning to scubs... but my face still looks horrible>-( ... i want these pox disappear in my face...

And i'm taking hot shower on the 1st and 2nd day thinking it's somekind of allergy.. lolz
now i'm just having a lukewarm water shower..
#34 - Philip - 02/16/2011 - 13:38
hi i have chickenpox & my gran said hot bath & brown vinigar does work for spots ;-)
#35 - spotty haha - 03/05/2011 - 02:54
i am having chicken pox . but it is alergy for me that lotions & all other is . can any body help me:oops:
#36 - ssssss - 03/06/2011 - 06:00
neem is the best....never had a single mark ...

#37 - shine - 03/09/2011 - 16:48
Im just confused. Is it really ok to take a bath or not?? I have lots of chicken pox on face.>-( But i believe that it will be okay then because i have Him! :-D
#38 - Jeanny - 03/14/2011 - 21:06
hi to everyone..im 28 yrs old...its nice to know that im not the only who is suffering from chicken pox...really im so ugly now..as if theres is no space to put on...im not so worried because its normal to have this,i just said to myself "the best way to avoid you is to have you"..after this Godwilling i will not be scared to anyone suffering in chicken(as if there is monster to avoid to)but to help them on their simple needs..as of the moment i apply the lotion given by my mom its A-derma Cytelium..it helps me anyway,and tke some paracetamol when feel freezing..i'll just wait until it was healed...Thanks for the advice and a lot of comments..its nice to know that im not alone....
#39 - leahluj - 03/20/2011 - 08:07
i had chicken pox a year ago, and i am not sure if i have any scars. How do i know if i have any scars?
#40 - Peter Chao - 03/20/2011 - 18:46
who cares, stupid Peter Chao
#41 - Carlos Fong - 03/20/2011 - 18:48
i do and you dont talk to Peter Chao like that
#42 - Peter Chao - 03/20/2011 - 18:49
to bad i do talk to Peter Chao like that
#43 - Carlos Fong - 03/20/2011 - 18:50
i have chickenpox right now :-( but its not several :-D
#44 - marco bravo - 03/29/2011 - 09:21
am having chickenpox i was thrown away from the military training school coz of this.
#45 - jonathanrap! - 04/02/2011 - 08:23
Hi. is it okey to take a bath? how long does it last????
#46 - yhan - 04/06/2011 - 23:14
We had provided vaccination for chicken pox to my son. But after 5 years he has chicken pox. Can it occure even if we give vaccination for the same?
#47 - Sunil - 04/07/2011 - 00:52
dO chicken pOx affected yOu Once Only in yOur life and after that it never cOmeback???
#48 - fOxy - 04/19/2011 - 20:05
I have four girl's and all of them have chicken pox the ages go from 11 months to 6yrs and I was told by a friend of mine that if you mix honey with cayenne pepper and make a past out it to rub it on the open blisters every couple of hours and it will heal them quickly. it works my 2yr old scratched I put some on and they are healed up and their is visably no scars just thought I would suggest it :-D
#49 - Melissa woolf - 05/25/2011 - 11:23
i had chickenpox last month but now my scars are Lil bit gone.. chickenpox scars wouldn't stay for the rest of your life. i used honey, milk and vitamin E. I mixed it all to make paste, then i coat it unto my scars every time i go to bed then i wash off in the morning.. it works! and try to cut some fresh lemon then rub unto your scars before you take a bath and you will see the result.. proper hygiene I suggest too. :-)
#50 - mavic - 05/26/2011 - 00:45
it will fade.. just leave it alone..
#51 - ZEY - 05/26/2011 - 00:50
My five year old Daughter have chicken pox and working with the Calamine Lotion didn't really help the itching that much. So i use the old time remedy my parents use on me when i have it back the days and it really work. Just get some TAMARIND LEAVES and boiled it make the water cool or add cold water to it and let the individual soak in that water and give them to drink as well. It work like magic. The first night i bath her in it she never have another itching. And it dried up nicely as well. When cold water is added please don't kill the strength so it would best to make it cool to really get the strength from the leaves itself.
#52 - Donna - 05/26/2011 - 09:24
hi evryone I had CP 17 Before..I take bath 3 time.. But some dried blstrs still my hip..and Im using callamine..there and face..
thanks to all tips.
#53 - riya - 06/23/2011 - 17:46
I have chicken pox and I need some help. how do I cure the itch? please help. it's my 3rd day
#54 - Celery - 08/13/2011 - 21:46
hi, i got this virus from a patient in our hospital... i hope to get rid of it soon...i'll try your advice guys! thnx a lot, hope it will really work for me :(
#55 - ashnie - 10/30/2011 - 20:33
I'm worried I have chicken pox n I always take hot showerrs it makes my skin feel good ,,should I continue wit the hottt showerss
#56 - rene - 12/05/2011 - 21:58
hello ,,, u have chicken pox and it's christmas and newyear already .. my face is horrible :| .. what should i do? soooo itchyyyyyyyy !!
#57 - cha - 12/23/2011 - 03:54
can i take hot showers or cold showers or not. my mom said i should not take a bath while i have chickenpox is that right? and my mom is giving me "singkamas" fruit to scrub on body to prevent getting worse skin. it helps because of cold and nutrients in the fruit. hope that helps.
#58 - jen - 01/20/2012 - 00:15
i have chicken pox too but i dont know how to cure it
#59 - cute girl - 02/25/2012 - 01:30
Advise to all....either place 5 teaspoons of neem oil in a Luke warm bath and soak in it for 20 mins, or massage neem oil into affected areas and soak in Luke warm bath, either works magic, I have an 8 and 9 year old who have chicken pox now and found calomine lotion just irritated the condition, just make sure you dab rather than rub when you dry yourself off(and if possible as little clothing as poss) will help heal and air the affected areas :)
#60 - Sarah Lou - 03/04/2012 - 08:26
I am have chicken pox and it's my 5th day. The blisters have dried but I feel the urge to peel them so the callamine lotion can get right inside the sores. Is it ok to peel them myself or to wait for them to peel in their own time? Am beginning to be irritated by these poxes so heeeeeeeeeellllllllllpppppp me pliz
#61 - gee nyangwa - 03/09/2012 - 00:13
I am having chicken pox...:( and its my 2nd day..:( :(
this infection is irritating me like hell.... urggggg...!!!
i dont want any scars on my body...
I hope dis will end in 2-3 days..:( :(
#62 - neha - 03/25/2012 - 08:44
#63 - Nimra Khan - 04/03/2012 - 17:48
I m suffering from a chicken pox n typhoid.Its from more than 10 days but the blisters are not getting off....and blister in my face have been ruptured....what should i do now.....??
#64 - Hricha - 04/08/2012 - 07:04
i am suffering from chicken from last 11 days and i am 17 yrs old. i am a engineering student and i lost my workshops and classes.i am a hosteller.i think almost all poxes burst and heal, only 4or5 on my leg is left also i only have 4 small poxes on my face.i had my bath twice in neem leaves. can i go to hostel on the thirteenth day(day after tommorrow).
#65 - julie - 09/06/2012 - 02:07
I have 9 boys .Two of them were infected first .They were mild to moderate .Now the rest of them are brokeout .Three of them have them really bad (in their throats and eyelids)What should I do besides pray .I am making them eat and drink well but the sores are so bad. I know they need to get them to make them stronger but this is the worst thing I have ever seen.Looking for some relief.
#66 - mother of 9 - 10/15/2012 - 22:12
I remember getting this when I was a kid and my mum would rub ghee on us it does stink but we never complained of spots after that, try remaining veg as well no eggs nor meat and drink alkaline water as it will balance the body's ph level and help you heal quicker. My son has it now and he taps gently the spots instead of scratching like crazy. It is true that the look is horrible but this will come to past. You have people out there living with curable diseases and we tell them to stay in high spirits. God bless you all
#67 - Esther - 10/19/2012 - 01:40
Hello, my two year old boy is suffering from chikenpox. Can it have medical treatment or will it disappear by itself since he has taken the vaccination?
#68 - Getachew Wagaw Temesgen - 04/12/2013 - 07:40
Plz tell me some 1
#69 - Monu - 04/17/2013 - 23:23
if u feel irritated with the blisters and u jst wanna scratch it... plz use neem leaves and jst do it gently.... i assure that it will make u feel better....
#70 - r.c - 08/29/2013 - 02:15
Thanks, I needed to know cures for a report. This helped a lot! ;D
#71 - Brenna - 12/16/2013 - 19:28
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