Chickenpox, also known as varicella, is a highly contagious disease caused by the initial infection with varicella-zoster virus (VZV). The disease results in a characteristic skin rash that forms small, itchy blisters, which eventually scab over. It usually starts on the chest, back, and face. It then spreads to the rest of the body. Other symptoms may include fever, tiredness, and headaches. Chickenpox is an airborne disease that spreads easily from one person to the next through the coughs and sneezes of an infected person. People usually only get chickenpox once. Siddha Spirituality of Swami Hardas Life System brings out the best treatments and natural home remedies for effectively curing chickenpox.
The early symptoms in adolescents and adults are:
- Loss of appetite,
- Aching muscles,
- Oral sores,
- Malaise, and
- A low-grade fever signal the presence of the disease.
Symptoms in children
In children, the first sign is the rash or the spots in the oral cavity. The rash begins as small red dots on the face, scalp, torso, upper arms, and legs; progressing over 10–12 hours to small bumps, blisters, and pustules.
At the blister stage, intense itching is usually present. Blisters may also occur on the palms, soles, and genital area. Commonly, visible evidence of the disease develops in the oral cavity and tonsil areas in the form of small ulcers which can be painful or itchy, or both. This enanthem (internal rash) can precede the exanthem (external rash) by 1 to 3 days. These symptoms of chickenpox appear 10 to 21 days after exposure to a contagious person. Adults may have a more widespread rash and longer fever, and they are more likely to experience complications, such as varicella pneumonia.
Pregnancy and neonates
During pregnancy, the dangers to the fetus associated with a primary VZV infection are greater in the first six months. In the third trimester, the mother is more likely to have severe symptoms.
For pregnant women, antibodies produced as a result of immunization or previous infection are transferred via the placenta to the fetus. Varicella infection in pregnancy could lead to spread via the placenta and infection of the fetus. If infection occurs during the first 28 weeks of gestation, this can lead to fetal varicella syndrome.
Effects on the fetus
Effects on the fetus can range in severity from underdeveloped toes and fingers to severe anal and bladder malformation. Possible problems include:
- Damage to the brain: encephalitis, microcephaly, hydrocephaly, aplasia of brain
- Damage to the eye: optic stalk, optic cup, and lens vesicles, microphthalmia, cataracts, chorioretinitis, optic atrophy
- Other neurological disorders: damage to the cervical and lumbosacral spinal cord, motor/sensory deficits, absent deep tendon reflexes, anisocoria/Horner’s syndrome
- Damage to the body: hypoplasia of upper/lower extremities, anal and bladder sphincter dysfunction
- Skin disorders: (cicatricial) skin lesions, hypopigmentation
Maternal infection is associated with premature delivery. The risk of the baby developing the disease is greatest following exposure to infection in the period 7 days before delivery and up to 8 days following the birth.
Complications associated with Chickenpox
Though chickenpox is very routine, however in a few cases it may happen that the virus may spread to other sites or a superimposed bacterial infection takes place. The complications associated with chickenpox are as follows:
- Bacterial infections of the skin, soft tissues, and bones
- Inflammation of the brain
- Toxic shock syndrome
- Reye’s syndrome: This is why one must NEVER give the patient aspirin during this illness as it can trigger the syndrome.
- Ramsay Hunt syndrome
- Bell’s palsy
- Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN)
The diagnosis of chickenpox is primarily based on the signs and symptoms, with typical early symptoms followed by a characteristic rash. Confirmation of the diagnosis is by examination of the fluid within the vesicles of the rash, or by testing blood for evidence of an acute immunologic response.
Hygiene measures for Chickenpox
The spread of chickenpox can be prevented by isolating affected individuals. Contagion is by exposure to respiratory droplets, or direct contact with lesions, within a period lasting from three days before the onset of the rash, to four days after the onset of the rash.
A live attenuated varicella vaccine, the Oka strain, was developed by Michiaki Takahashi and his colleagues in Japan in the early 1970s. In 1981, Merck & Co. licensed the “Oka” strain of the varicella virus in the United States, and Maurice Hilleman’s team at Merck invented a varicella vaccine in the same year.
Treatment mainly consists of easing the symptoms. Cutting the nails short or wearing gloves may prevent scratching and minimize the risk of secondary infections.
Although there have been no formal clinical studies evaluating the effectiveness of the topical application of calamine lotion, it has an excellent safety profile. It is important to maintain good hygiene and daily cleaning of skin with warm water to avoid secondary bacterial infection. Scratching may also increase the risk of secondary infection.
Treatment for Children
If aciclovir by mouth is started within 24 hours of rash onset, it decreases symptoms by one day but has no effect on complication rates. The use of aciclovir, therefore, is not currently recommended for individuals with normal immune function.
Children younger than 12 years old and older than one month are not meant to receive antiviral drugs unless they have another medical condition that puts them at risk of developing complications.
Treatment of chickenpox in children is aimed at symptoms while the immune system deals with the virus.
Treatment for Adults
Infection in otherwise healthy adults tends to be more severe. Treatment with antiviral drugs is generally advised, as long as it is started within 24–48 hours from rash onset.
Remedies to ease the symptoms of chickenpox in adults are basically the same as those used for children.
Natural home remedies for Chickenpox
Make an herbal tea by steeping Tulsi, chamomile, and calendula in hot water. When the water has cooled to drinking temperature, add a twist of lemon and a teaspoon of honey. Drink twice or thrice a day for quick recovery from chickenpox.
Add oatmeal to the patient’s bathwater to calm inflammation and soothe the skin to make for a superb chickenpox treatment for itching.
Applying sandalwood paste to the breakouts can help cool the skin.
Being antibacterial in nature, honey is also a potent herbal medicine for chickenpox.
Neem is considered one of the best natural treatments for chickenpox. Boil neem leaves in water to give the patient a bath. Consuming neem juice or chewing on neem leaves is also very helpful during this time.
A cooling mud mask applied to the abdomen and chest twice a day can help bring down the feeling of feverishness and itching.
Scar removal remedy
Chickenpox scar removal remedy: Sponge the patient with water drained from green peas.
Scar removal remedy
Essential oils for chickenpox scar removal: Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties, which relieve your skin from itchiness, irritation, and redness. Mix 6 drops of tea tree oil, 10 drops of chamomile, 10 drops of bergamot, and 10 drops of lavender. Add this to a cup of fresh aloe gel. Apply all over to quicken the healing process of the red marks and scars.
Cool blisters and keep discomfort at bay by dabbing calamine lotion over the sores.
Jasmine blossoms and rice water
Crush jasmine blossoms and mix with rice water. Add this to warm water and bathe in this to alleviate burning, reddened skin.
Siddha remedies for Chickenpox
1. Siddha preventive measures for Chickenpox
Everybody must practice Siddha preventive measures, whether a person is affected with chickenpox or not, but preventive measures are the primary steps for switching on to any other Siddha remedies, and hence they are important. It helps in one’s capability, effectiveness, and productivity, decision-making power, intellectuality, and removing minor health problems. There are three types of preventive measures:
- Earthing – performed for removing and earthing the negativity of our body
- Field cleaning – cleans the energy field (Aura) of our body
- Siddha brain exercise/Energizing – energizes our brain for proper functionality
Everybody’s tendency is to get attracted to the word ‘free, however, don’t neglect even these Siddha preventive measures are free. Avail of the benefits by practicing them sincerely, and regularly. For the ease of understanding what Siddha preventive measures are, please watch a video for a live demonstration.
2. Siddha Shaktidata Yog
This unique Siddha Shaktidata Yog of Siddha Spirituality can solve the problems related to chickenpox with Siddha remedies. There is no compulsion of training of ‘Swami Hardas Life System’ methods. This not only gives benefits to self but also it can be used for other affected persons, whether a person is in the same house, distantly available in the same city, same nation, or might be in any corner of the world, however, both the procedures have been explained here.
3. Siddha Kalyan Sadhana
Recite this Sadhana with a Sankalp “My problems of chickenpox are solved as early as possible and I should gain health”, which should be repeated in mind 3 – 3 times every after each stanza. Any person irrespective of caste, creed, religion, faith, sex, and age can recite this Sadhana for free, which should be repeated at least twice a day. To know more, please click on this link.
4. CCPE products
These products work on the concepts of ‘Conceptual Creative Positive Energy’ (CCPE) within the provisions of the ‘CCPE Life System’ and the theory of Quantum Technology to a certain extent. However, the products get activated only whenever touched by a human and then they become capable of solving the problem and achieving health. However, please use these products for chickenpox as mentioned below:
CCPE Extractor: The CCPE Extractor should be gently moved over the Agya Chakra in a circular motion at least for 30 to 60 seconds, thereafter, follow the same process on the head, chest, and naval, which finishes within almost 3 minutes.
CCPE Booster: Keep one Booster over the Agya Chakra and another over the head, chest, and naval for 3 minutes. You may need to have 4 Boosters, which establishes positivity.
CCPE Booster Powder: Mix a pinch of CCPE booster powder with a few drops of coconut oil and make a paste. Apply it over the itchy blisters and leave it for about 30 minutes. Repeat the process every after 2 hours.
5. UAM (Understanding, Awakening, Movement)
For quick and effective results, it is advisable to learn the unique methods of the Swami Hardas Life System. A trained person can only apply the UAM method himself/herself and become capable of healing others.
A daily healing routine for Chickenpox
In general, a daily healing routine may look like this:
- Consume Sattvic diet
- Perform breathing exercises regularly
- Apply free Siddha remedies a minimum 3 times a day, as explained above
- Practice Ananda meditation or Acem meditation regularly
- Do Siddha Nyasa regularly
- Perform Swayamsiddha Agnihotra daily, if feasible
- In case, if someone wishes to learn advanced methods of Swami Hardas Life System, undergo unique training
Ensure to sprinkle in some fun during the day. Don’t forget to relax and laugh in between. Laughing is a great way to boost your immune system and help you.
Along with all the above activities, apply above explained free Siddha remedies minimum 3 times a day, the more is good. Just try the methods of Siddha Spirituality of Swami Hardas Life System. I am confident that you will surely find improvements within 3 days.
Training of Swami Hardas Life System
Any health, peace, and progress-related problem can be solved independently by undergoing Swami Hardas Life System training. It needs no money and medicines. Any person irrespective of religion, caste, creed, faith, sex, and age can undergo this unique training.
Because of the above, I am confident that you have learned about chickenpox, symptoms, diagnosis, prevention, treatments, adult’s and children’s treatment, natural home remedies, and Siddha remedies. Now, you have become self-sufficient, hence it’s the right time to use your acquired knowledge for solving problems as per the provision available in Siddha Spirituality of Swami Hardas Life System.
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Frequently asked questions
Here are a few frequently asked questions regarding chickenpox. However, before posting your query, kindly go through them:
|What is the meaning of chickenpox?
It is an infectious disease causing a mild fever and a rash of itchy inflamed pimples which turn to blisters and then loose scabs.
| How chickenpox is diagnosed?
The diagnosis of chickenpox is primarily based on the signs and symptoms, with typical early symptoms followed by a characteristic rash.
|What are the best Siddha remedies?
In general, a daily healing routine may look like this: consume Sattvic diet, perform breathing exercises regularly; apply free Siddha remedies a minimum 3 times a day; practice Ananda meditation or Acem meditation regularly, do Siddha Nyasa regularly; perform Swayamsiddha Agnihotra daily, if feasible; and in case, if someone wishes to learn advanced methods of Swami Hardas Life System, undergo unique training. However, ensure to sprinkle in some fun during the day. Don’t forget to relax and laugh in between. Laughing is a great way to boost your immune system and help you.