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Alternative Treatments for Chickenpox

Alternative and complementary therapies list for Chickenpox:

Alternative treatments, complementary therapeutic options, or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly helpful for Chickenpox may include:

  • Cool baking soda bath
  • Oatmeal bath
  • Cool moist compress
  • Calamine lotion
  • Bergamot oil compress
  • Salt water gargle (blisters in mouth)
  • Ice pops (blisters in mouth)
  • Bland food (blisters in mouth)
  • Avoid sunshine
  • Varicella homeopathic remedy for prevention-by mouth
  • Belladonna homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Antimonium tart homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Antimonium crudum homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Pulsatilla homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Rhus tox homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Bryonia homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Mercurius solubilis homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Mercurius vivus homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Aconite homeopathic remedy-by mouth
  • Oral pain reliever (except aspirin)
  • Loose clothing
  • Clean clothing every day
  • Bathe/shower every day with gentle cleanser
  • Keep nails short to prevent tearing the skin while scratching
  • Look for signs of infected sores (redness, pus)
  • Antihistamine to control itch
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Salba seeds and salba seed oil
  • Yarrow tea

Warning About Alternative Treatments

Always check with your doctor or qualified medical professional before using any alternative or complementary treatment, or before stopping or changing any other treatment to use alternative approaches. Some treatments or preventatives may be of dubious value, and certain alternative treatments can be dangerous in some cases.

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