All Natural Chicken Pox Itching Relief

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All Natural Chicken Pox Itching ReliefI have not had much of a chance to write much the past few weeks for various reasons, such as my mother visiting and repairmen in and out for various broken appliances and whatnot. But also the fact that we’ve gone through two bouts of chicken pox lasting the past three weeks: first with little brother, then with big sister.

Chicken Pox RemedyLuckily Nicky had a very easy time of it with relatively few spots, just a few hours of low fever and hardly any itchiness. Sofia got it worse, though not as badly as some people I know (like our neice, who got a blister inside her eye, or my sister-in-law, who got the chicken pox and the measles simultaneously).  I didn’t want to resort to the antihistamine prescribed by the pediatrician because we always try to go the more natural route as long as it is possible. So I’d like to share two of the ways we kept her itching under control.

Chicken Pox RemedyRight when we were starting our chicken pox adventure, a friend of ours suggested using St. John’s wort infused oil topically on the blisters and spots to help soothe them and make them less itchy. This flower is well known as a natural anti-depressant, but it turns out that it’s fantastic for all sorts of skin issues, from burns to bug bites, bruises to sprains, and is also very useful in case of chicken pox or shingles. I bought this little bottle of it from some acquaintances who prepare the infusion themselves, but you can also find it online and in natural health stores or make it yourself if you have access to the fresh flowers. (If you google “St. John’s Wort oil recipe” you’ll get plenty of instructions on how to prepare it.)

Chicken Pox RemedyYou do not need much of this oil. I squeezed a few drops with the eyedropper into the palm of my hand, dipped my index finger into it and gently rubbed it into the irritated skin areas as often as needed. A little bit of it goes a long way.

Chicken Pox RemedyI had also heard that oatmeal is wonderfully calming on itchy chicken pox, but I didn’t want to buy an oatmeal preparation for the bath or for rubbing into the skin. So I ground up about half a cup of oatmeal flakes in a food processor until it became a powder and added it to a warm bath. This worked miracles. All itchiness, even on the worst day of all, was soothed away to nothing with a nice relaxing soak in a natural oat bath. The spots became much less red and stopped itching for the rest of the day. The bathroom also smelled wonderful. Sure, there was a bit of oatmeal sludge left in the tub afterwards that I had to clean up, but it was definitely worth it to see tears turn into a relieved smile.

Chicken Pox RemedyWe’re now towards the end of our double chicken pox journey. This afternoon we’ll go to the pediatrician and hopefully get her OK for Sofia to go back to school again. I’m very happy that we won’t have to be dealing with this again and also that we managed to deal with it in the most natural way possible.

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11 Responses

  1. Francesca says:

    Hi Lisa,
    Some good advice here.
    Wishing Sofia and Nicholas a speedy recovery! Ciao

    • Oh thank you, Francesca! Nicky is fine, but we only had about half a day of peace and non-illness after he went back to school before Sofia started feeling off. Sigh. At least we got it over with! Have your darlings had it yet? I hope they and you are all well! Baci!

  2. Very useful advice! Should my son ever get HFMD again, these will come in handy!

  3. Oh, hope things are back to normal, and glad to hear they have recovered!

  4. En el calendario de vacunas de la ciudad en la que vivo hay una vacuna contra la varicela y es obligatoria .Mis hijas son adolescentes y tuvieron la enfermedad de pequeñas cuando no existía la vacuna ,su pediatra les dio un antihelmíntico y yo solo de recordar lo que a mi me picaba se los di.
    Hace 15 años los pediatras no recetaban estos medicamentos y yo se los recomendé como a 100 mamas, todas agradecidas.
    Todo depende de la medida y la cordura .
    Mis hijas tienen una alimentación sana ,que consiste en mucha verdura ,poca carne y pelear contra las harinas.No toman medicamentos de ningún tipo.

    • Hi Susana, I also try to give my children a healthy diet, with virtually no processed foods and few sweets and very little meat. (I’m vegetarian but they aren’t.) Unfortunately my daughter will eat very few vegetables, but we try. However I think the fact that we hardly ever resort to hard-core medicine is the reason why homeopathy and natural remedies work so well for our family. Thanks for your comment!

  5. aw poor baby! hope I never need this but good to know there’s a natural way! hope everyone’s feeling better :)

  6. Aw, this was a very nice post. Taking the time and actual effort
    to generate a top notch article… but what can I say… I put things off
    a whole lot and never seem to get anything done.

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