Natural Cures for Chicken Pox

Last Modified on Jul 04, 2014

You can probably remember when you were a child and it seemed like everyone in your grade school class took his or her turn being absent only to return with these strange-looking spots. The chicken pox is a condition that frequently manifests in young children; however, it can affect people of all ages. The most important thing, especially for adults who develop the illness, is effective treatment for the itching and other symptoms of the condition. While some conventional medications are available for the condition, most people only require home treatments, like oatmeal baths, calamine lotion, and nutritional supplements.

What Is Chicken Pox?

The chicken pox are caused by a viral infection. When you contract the infection, you develop an itchy, blister-like rash that can spread over your entire body. Chicken pox is highly contagious for people who have never had the disease, which is why many children are now being vaccinated against it.

The disease is typically mild but can be particularly uncomfortable – think bug bites or poison ivy “on steroids”…Anyway, common symptoms of the condition include fever, loss of appetite, headache, and tiredness. The blisters you develop with the chicken pox typically go through three stages: (1.) raised, red bumps, (2.) fluid-filled blisters, and (3.) crusts and scabs. New bumps appear for several days once you have developed the condition.

What Natural Cures Are Available for Chicken Pox?

For most individuals, the condition is generally mild, so people at low risk require little more than home remedies and treatments for the condition. However, people who are at a higher risk for complications like adults, newborns, and pregnant women, may require medical treatment to prevent complications. In any case, though, home remedies and natural treatments help ease the discomfort that is characteristic of the condition. Some of the natural cure treatments for chicken pox include oatmeal baths, calamine lotion, and various nutritional supplements for immune support.

1. Oatmeal Baths

Mayo Clinic suggests a calming bath in colloidal oatmeal for chicken pox sufferers. Colloidal oatmeal is a finely ground oatmeal that is made for soaking. The oatmeal has natural soothing properties and helps relieve itching and irritation of the skin. Draw a warm, not hot, bath and sprinkle the oatmeal in it. Soak for 10 to 15 minutes or as long as you like. Take a calming bath daily until the infection subsides.

2. Calamine Lotion

Kids Health recommends dabbing itchy sores with calamine lotion. This product contains anti-itch compounds that help relive itching and inflammation in the blisters and sores. Apply the lotion to the rash as needed by dabbing it on with a cotton ball. Avoid the face and eyes with the lotion, though.

3. Vitamin C

Medical professionals also recommend taking daily doses of immune boosting nutritional supplements, such as vitamin C. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that helps eliminate infection and toxic material in the body. It also stimulates the function of your immune system.

4. Vitamin D

Recent research also suggests vitamin D is important for preventing the spread of the disease. While most of us avoid going outside when we are sick, you may want to consider going out and getting a little extra sun when you have the chicken pox. Sun exposure enables your body to produce vitamin D, which offers antiviral and immune-boosting benefits. Taking a daily supplement of vitamin D is one way to up your levels, but getting the natural benefit from the sun is even better.

5. Echinacea

Echinacea is an herbal remedy that offers immune-stabilizing properties. It helps promote your natural defenses and speeds recovery. Take 6-9 milliliters daily for the best immune-supporting benefits.

Read below for more natural cures for chicken pox suggested by our readers.

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Adult Chicken Pox Remedies   0  1   

Posted by Laffinfamily (Murrieta, California , Usa) on 03/28/2013

[NAY]  I'm 48 years old (49 in July) and have just contracted the Chicken Pox for the first time. After being exposed to my husband's Shingles, I began taking 1 mg of B-12 daily, 500 mg of L-Lysine (which I have increased to 3000 mg) daily, olive leaf complex (approx. 1 1/2 tsp - 1Tbsp every 2hours), colloidal silver (about 1 tsp 3-5 x daily), as well as putting tea tree oil on each spot multiple times a day. In addition to this I make the Calcium Benonite clay with ACV and cayenne mixed into it. I put this on and let it dry for 20 minutes then wash it off with tea tree oil soap. Once I've dried off, I put organic cold pressed coconut oil all over.

Unfortunately, I am just getting worse. This is day 5 of the rash and now my glands are swollen and my throat is hurting.

I am wondering if anyone has had experience with adult Chicken Pox. What suggestions do you have for either decrease the duration, decrease the discomfort, or am I actually doing better than most adults? I understand Adult Chicken Pox can be serious. At what point do I consider a doctor? Or is it too late for that at this point?

Final note, I also took an oatmeal bath last night but feel much worse through the night.

Posted by Ejules
Woodbridge, Va, Us
5 Posts
While researching oil of oregano I read on another blog that the person reported good results using OofO with shingles. Do a search for that combo of keywords but don't use OofO straight; cut it with another kind of oil, e.g., olive, sesame, coconut, etc. before applying to the skin.
Posted by Laffinfamily
Murrieta, California, Usa
2 Posts
Thank you, Ejules, I will look into it.
Posted by Ash
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Hey Dear, I am a female (23 yo) and suffered from chicken pox but I have recovered in 7 days.. Let me give you remedies as I acted upon.. Take antiviral or antibiotics my Dr gave me antiviral and also some tablets to make my blisters get dry soon and also take b-complex tablets one each day for weakness and just keep some neem leaves with you for seven days in your room so that when it gets itchy you can itch using neem leaves gently.. Wear a gold chain or ring.. Make sure not to go outside for 7 days and also dont take bath for 7 days so that your blisters get dry soon.. To prevent scaring.. Just rub gently with a sponge of lukewarm water on your face and body and immediately pat yourself dry don't rub.. Use calamine lotion on your body and face after passing 3 days.. Do not eat any oily and fried food just eat soft and vegetarian food.. and for your throat let me tell you when I got the virus on starting days I got so much pain in my throat so I used oral drops medicine and keep it in my mouth for 5 minutes then spilled out, this medicine is also used for mouth blisters..
Posted by Kathy
the USA
327 Posts
Oatmeal baths are very soothing too but you have to be careful when standing up in the tub because it gets very slippery.
Posted by Citygirl27
Richardson, Tx, Usa
215 Posts
Coconut is anti-viral. You'll want to consider taking it orally (by the tablespoon) as well as applying it topically.
Posted by Lee
Somewhere, Texas
Please consider going to the doctor to get anti-viral medication asap. I had chicken pox when I was in my 30's and it got so bad that I couldn't walk. I was carried to/from the bathroom/bed. Once I started the anti-virals, I started getting better. My daughter now has chicken pox, she is 15, and we got her anti-virals. We are still doing all the natural remedies too, but within a matter of hours the spots spread all over her trunk/neck, so the anti-virals have kept it from spreading more. If it gets into your mouth/throat, you may need steroids, too. You don't want a breathing issue. Chicken Pox are so much more dangerous the older you are. My one year old only got 8 spots!
Posted by Anon
Hi, Ted usually recommends lysine for this type of virus.

Apple Cider Vinegar   2  0   

Posted by Kelly (Murrieta, Ca) on 03/16/2013

[YEA]  My daughter just broke out in Chickenpox this morning (there was an outbreak in her school). She is 8 years old. I put her in a bath and poured Apple Cider Vinegar into it. It completely took her itch away. Highly recommend!

Posted by Guilda (New Zealand) on 11/04/2005

[YEA]  Have just finished reading an old book on molasses and it contains not only most minerals our body needs but also all Vit.B complex properties and it is B2 to stop greying hair. Extremely beneficial for good health. Apple cider vinegar is another everyone should drink it is also a skin rejuvinater, just a tad in the morning wash however I believe that is it rejuvinates the skin and the skin being our biggest organ then it must have the same affect on our internal organs, it is also a blood cleanser and flushes our organs, builds up white blood cells which fight infection. Softens arteries lessing the risk of clotting, and it also prevents heart burn, 1-2 drinks a day, 1 tablespoon in a cup with a teaspoon of honey (manuka if possible) put cold water on top and then hottish water on top of that and drink once stirred. Very refreshing. It is also a neutrilizer so if you're scratching, chicken pox or measles flea bit just dab vinegar on and it will stop immediately, there is over 100 different benfits of applecider, however a short mention on lemon juice, liver loves sour, {if you have a crook liver it doesn't like grapefruit),our liver needs sour to function fully as it works overtime and our diets are full of processed flours and sugars lemon drink in the morning will alkalize your body for the day and prepare it for its acidic onslaught. It has to be before you have anything to eat or drink. Give it half an hour before breaksfast. Please place cold water on top of the lemon before adding the hot to protect the properties, especially Vit.C as it is destroyed with heat. Add a tsp of honey. Honey is also good for sore throats, 1 tsp of honey on a spoon also does wonders for us. Good health to you all.

Posted by Program Love
Los Angeles, Ca
2 Posts
Do you have a recipe for the lemon drink you mention?

Baking Soda   2  0   

Posted by Lew (Melbourne, Australia) on 02/22/2009

[YEA]  Half a cup of baking soda in a bath was great in alleviating the children's itch when they had chicken pox - or dab on as a paste.

Posted by Debbie (Auckland, New Zealand) on 11/14/2008

[YEA]  I have used this with my son and suggested it to friends who found it work too. The person with chicken pox should bath in water with 4 table spoons of bicarbinate of soda in a quarter bath of water. Whilst not a cure, it seems to help the itching and dry up the spots.

Borax   1  0   

Posted by Carla (Greenville, NC) on 12/08/2008

[YEA]  I became a fan of borax when my son was 2 years old and had the chicken pox. His doctor told me to put him in a bath with borax and it would help with his itching. It was wonderful. He would sleep for hours after his borax fix. I used about 1 cup of borax in a tub of water deep enough to cover him. Now, I am trying to cut back my water usage. To do that I put a few oz. of borax in the bottom of a dixie cup and fill it with water. I pour it over my hair and rinse. Instead of using a cream rinse, I use a leave in spray rinse from my hair dresser. It helps save my well water, and my hair has never been so beautiful and soft. TRY IT!!!

Calcium Bentonite Clay   1  0   

Posted by Janice (Seminole, Florida) on 04/28/2008

[YEA]  My grandson is eleven years old and came visiting Saturday with a very bad case of chicken pox. He was extremely uncomfortable and itching himself allot, I hydrated a batch of calcium bentonite clay and smeared it all over his pox marks. I gave him a jar of it to take with him and told him to apply it whenever he starting itching. He had immediate relief. My son took him to the doctor's office monday morning and the doctor wanted to know what he had used to heal him so fast. He is all healed that fast and no scarring at all!

Posted by Chie
Gt, Cayman Islands
How long do I keep this on my skin? I just had a chicken pox and am thinking of making a paste. Do I wash it off after 20 mins? Perhaps take an oatmeal bath after?
Posted by Andrea C
Cardiff, Wales
CALAMINE LOTION!!! YIPEE!!!! It's nonsense you only get it once, I got it 4 times!!! Thank you my dear Family!!! Lol xxx I caught it off younger Family members, then all by myself??? I think not!! It is the herpes virus. It will hide in your body, you need too kill the virus off.. It is also responsible for Shingles, genital herpes, cold sores. You can also try aloe vera capsules. They were a life saver for my darling departed MUM.... I was nearly dead in hospital, my MUM seeing me like that, triggered off 'shock', which then activated her Shingles. Nothing the doctors prescribed helped. But she swore by the aloe vera capsules, they healed her. Hope this helps. Love Andrea C xxxx

Epsom Salts, Table Salt   0  0   

Posted by Natasha (George Town, Grand Cayman) on 03/22/2009

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  My son broke out with the chicken pox. My mom gave me an old remedy of baking soda, cersie and regular table salt. I needed something more and knowing that epsom salt works for everything including mosquito bites, sprained ankles and dog bites I decided to put him in a warm bath with cersie, epsom salt and a little bit of regular table salt. He is not itching now. I am also trying Neosporin on the bumps on his face for the Vitamin E capabilities. I'll definately do the epsom salt soak again later tonight. Hopefully the concoction works in a matter of days instead of the predicted 21 days.

EC: Can you please tell us what cersie is?!

Honey   2  0   

Posted by Stephanie (Salt Lake City, Utah) on 05/26/2008

[YEA]  I can't say enough about the benefits of raw honey. My ten and four year olds woke up this morning with chicken pox. I couldn't leave them here alone and run to the store for anything to help the itching, so I mixed raw honey and cinnamon in a little bowl and dabbed it on thier blisters. My four year old had been crying because she was so itchy, but after dabbing on the honey-she smiled is now resting comfortably. I have other things I am going to do for them to see if it helps the severity of thier symptoms. I'll post results.

Posted by Darntart
New York, Ny
[YEA]   "I have a mild form of chicken pox and wake up with super itchy chicken pox marks. Once I put a little bit of manuka honey on the marks, they stop itching!! Love the effects of manuka honey!!

Mama's Treatment   1  0   

Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, Usa) on 02/24/2014

[YEA]  Hi!

My two year old and five year old have just gotten over the chicken pox. I thought I would pass along some things we tried that were helpful.

Daily, I tried to get into them, the following:

Elderberry syrup – 1 Tablespoon 3x a day for little ones. I would give twice as much for teens and adults.

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil – 1 teaspoon 3 x day for little ones. 1 Tablespoon 3x day for teens and adults.

Colloidal Silver - 1 dose three times a day, preferable on an empty stomach.

Vitamin C and D would be good additions, too. I just didn’t have a good D supplement for little ones and mine were getting C in the elderberry. Still, I wish I had done more vitamin C.

Baking Soda Baths – seem to be really soothing. I notice a great decrease in scratching for several hours after the bath, even on spots that were not underwater. Perhaps this is improved PH?

It appeared that store bought dairy products are not helpful and may be harmful to healing! I ran out of raw milk and raw milk kefir, but one child had a chicken pox in his throat and that sort of thing was very soothing. So, I got a gallon of regular milk from the store and made smoothies with it. Then my two year old took a nap. By the time he got up, he and his 5 year old brother were much worse. It was the biggest change for the worst I had seen at all! The two year old’s spots were much angrier looking and the 5 year old just felt awful for the first time! Okay, no more store milk for them when sick!

Sunshine and fresh air are good for everything and I think they are good for chicken pox, too. Unfortunately, days when chicken pox is going around (fall and winter) are not usually warm and sunny. But we had one warm and sunny day during the illness. I took the two year old out for a stroller ride, intentionally leaving his feet, lower legs and head bare to maximize his vitamin D exposure potential. We went out at noon and had a 30 minute walk or so. When I changed him after his nap, his spots looked better! Maybe it is placebo for me, who knows. I know both of our attitudes were better!

Topically I used a number of different things. I used a homemade salve that was olive oil based and had comfrey, plantain and burdock in it. It seemed to sooth the itch. I used straight coconut oil. That also seemed to decrease itching for a time. The plantain salve that I tried seemed to help the itch and decrease the redness of the bumps. That salve had been made from fresh plantain leaves and was likely quite strong. But I didn’t have a large sample size to really compare results.

Complications of Chicken Pox –

Fever – One of my children had a fever and one did not. The two year old had fever intermittently. The first night his fever was 103.5. He was very hot. He would gulp down the water I gave him during the night. I used oils on his feet to treat the fever. Peppermint oil alone works well. I have a mixture I like that is equal parts of peppermint, ginger, and lemongrass essential oils. This helps with fever and also with nausea. I would consider treating with something over the counter if the fever was prolonged and there was a risk of dehydration. Of course, using those drugs when dehydration is present makes them more dangerous, so proceed with caution.

Pox in throat – very painful. I was spraying Colloidal Silver (10ppm) every time I thought of it into this child’s throat. If it had been me, I would have tried a salt/cayenne water gargle, but that would be a lot to ask of a 5 year old. If you ever try it, let me know if it helps! My ten year old had a touch of a sore throat this week and ASKED to gargle cayenne, knowing how helpful it is. The sore throat was gone the next day.

Staph infection – we did not deal with this, but it is a complication of chicken pox. Scratching increases the risk, so everything that can be done to minimize the scratching is good. Little ones can wear socks on the hands can help. If pox begin to look infected, taking turmeric internally three times a day will help. (1 teaspoon or 4 casules 3x a day for adults. ? teaspoon or 2 capsules for 9 and up or so, ? teaspoon for 12 months and up, 3x a day (Mix in applesauce or honey.)

Pox near/in eye. My 5 year old had a pox on his eyelid right at the eyelashes. I put salve or coconut oil onto this very often. The pox was right on the lower eyelid near the lashes. Redness spread under the eye and the lower eyelid was swollen. The eyeball was beginning to get bloodshot and had some goo in it, as if it were pinkeye. Perhaps varicella (chicken pox virus) can cause that, or perhaps he had pinkeye also. His sister had pinkeye last week. But he definitely had a pox. Either way, the treatment would be the same. I mixed 1 teaspoon dry chamomile flowers and 1 teaspoon dry eyebright in a mug. I poured a bit of boiling water over it, just to moisten it. When it was cooled to body temperature, or cooler, I put it in a square of cotton and folded the herbs into it and used the poultice over the eye for 10 minutes three times a day. (A chamomile tea bag could be used the same way.) I noticed improvement after the second application. I also put one drop of charcoal tea into each eye after using the poultice. To make the tea, put 1 teaspoon charcoal powder in a cup. Add ? cup water. Mix. Strain out charcoal. The remaining water still has small charcoal particles in it. Drop one drop into the eye 3-4 times a day. Continue at least 24 hours after all symptoms have cleared.

A favorite book of mine is by Edith Schaeffer. It is called, “What is a Family?” It was a really lovely book and my favorite chapter was called, “A Shelter in a time of Storm.” She gave all kinds of ideas for making a sick person more comfortable. I think of that every time my children are sick. It is a special opportunity to love and care for them. I have held and rocked my two year old more in the last week than I have in the last six months. He is usually too busy to be rocked and held. But I have treasured the snuggle time with him. I remember when I went away to college that when I was the most homesick was when I was sick. I had always taken my own mother’s good care of me when I was sick for granted. It may sound funny that I have “happy memories” of being sick, but I do. I hope my children will, too.

While chicken pox are not fun, having the actual disease is safer in most cases than the vaccine. Vaccines have limited effectiveness and risks that go along with them. I know a number of people that were vaccinated that got chicken pox anyway.

I hope something here will be helpful for others dealing with chicken pox!

~Mama to Many~

Multiple Remedies   1  0   

Posted by Shannara (Morrisville, Vermont) on 03/07/2013

[YEA]  I wanted to thank all the posters of the chicken pox remedies here on the site... you have my eternal gratitude.

My son, then 9 years old and unvaccinated, came down with the chicken pox around Halloween 2012. Here's what I did after researching the natural remedies on Earthclinic:

I immediately started him on 1,500 mg vitamin C and 1,000 mg lysine, both 3 x a day.

The lysine tablets were huge, so I ground them up into powder and mixed that into fruit smoothies (2 cups water, 1 banana, 2 cups of frozen berries). He loved the smoothies and they completely cover up the taste of the lysine.

For the first 4-5 days, I made him warm baths with 1 cup of Epsom salt, 2 x a day. For localized itching, I made a paste of bentonite clay and smeared it directly onto the blisters, which stopped the itching immediately.

I also let him drink only water and herbal teas for the week (no soda, fruit juices, etc. ) and gave him only non-acidic foods (no tomatoes, no spicy foods, no sugary foods, no dairy).

That's all... And it was an absolute miracle! From start to finish, there was almost no itching, pain or discomfort. Except for a pretty high fever the first night, which I brought down slightly with cold compresses (remember, fever is your friend -- don't suppress it entirely! ), he felt fine the entire time.

After about 3 days, he was basically back to normal, even though it took a whole week before all the blisters were dried up so he could go back to school.

I'd been really scared of having to deal with an itchy, whiny kid the whole week, but he just breezed through the whole thing, it was absolutely amazing. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Posted by Maija (Helsinki, Finland) on 09/08/2010

Even though my 5 year old daughter is vaccinated, she woke up one day with chicken pox. I did some research on Earth clinic and other sites and concluded that chicken pox should be treated like an herpes. Therefore I made up a treatment by mixing a few remedies given for herpes, shingles and chicken pox. First, every time my daughter itched I applied cotton swabs soaked in apple cider vinegar on her sores. I left the cotton on for 5 minutes. After removing and letting the ACV dry, I put a dab of a home made oil mixture on the sores. I made the oil with one tablespoon of coconut oil, one tablespoon of a pharmacy aloe vera chamomile ointment for chicken pox, and a quarter spoon of cayenne pepper. This was constant treatment during the first and second day. I also sponge bathed her in oatmeal water and rinsed her with water that had baking soda in it. In addition, I gave her 1,500 mg of vitamin C and 1,000 mg of lysine two times in one day. By the second evening she was not complaining any more, she slept through the second night without the itching waking her up. By the third day her pox sores were all dried up and she was 100% back to her cheery self. I am treating her scabs now with vitamin E so that they don´t leave any scars. Thanks to Earth clinic community for these wonderful ideas! I have used many remedies from Earth Clinic before, but this is the first time I post because I was so excited to see how this treatment worked so well.

Posted by Ruth
Stavanger, Norway (american, Working In Norway)
6 Posts
My three little ones are just recovering from chicken pox, so I thought I would share what worked best for me. When the chicken pox first started, they took two oatmeal baths a day, to which I also added Borox, Epsom Salts, and/or Baking Soda. I would apply the oatmeal bag several times during the bath. After the bath, I sprayed peroxide all over their bodies. I also tried adding peppermint oil and chamomile oil to the peroxide. It worked great and smelled wonderful! It stings for a couple minutes, but is very effective. After that, I mixed coconut oil with a salve I have and applied it all over. (Herbal Savvy with golden seal and myrrh, Country Comfort Herbals, ordered from Lucky Vitamin. ) I also gave the kids lots of supplements: Vit. C, Magnes., grapefruit seed ext., echinacea, homemade colloidal silver, and peroxide orally.

My kids had LOTS of chicken pox. The ones that had already developed took several days to dry up, but the ones that I caught early either disappeared without even developing, or dried up in a couple days. I also used the honey/ACV/cinnamon mixture at first, which worked well, but the kids hated getting it on and were quite sticky. My sympathies to those of you with chicken pox, and hope this helps!

Posted by Rondamommie (Kansas City, Mo, Usa) on 04/12/2010

My 5 year old daughter started manifesting chicken pox Saturday (2 days ago). She has already experienced the fever, nausea, achy muscles, sleeping tons aspect of this condition. On that day I gave her 1200mg (had only 600mg pills on hand..) of Lysine every 3 hours, along with a glass of Hydrogen Per. drops, 10drops/glass, in water every 2 hours, along with appx 100mg of aspirin every 4 hours, black coffee with coconut oil and some raw, organic honey all to attenuate the virus and give her some energy as per Ted's remedy for the Flu, and others ideas....

(I didn't realize until the next day that she had chicken pox as she was better by evening from the sick part of this viral manifestation...)

Now, my question, do I continue withe Lysine, aspirin, hydrogen peroxide regimen until the blisters have disappeared? I have decided for the time being to continue Lysine and Hydrogen Per.......

How about he aspirin since the mainstream media 'says' it will cause "Reyes Syndrome" in kids with chicken pox virus active? Is this accurate, as I am always most doubtful of mainstream "medicine".

Has anyone any experiences that are similar to share with me or understanding of what helps reduce this outbreak the quickest? I am doing well in handling the itching via all the wonderful remedies and suggestions that I have already found here.

In Appreciation, Ronda

Posted by Synergy4
Fresno, Ca, u.s.
Posted by Lisa
Minneapolis, Mn
Never give children aspirin! Reye's Syndrome is very real and not made up by conventional medicine. Just reading that you gave your child this sent chills up my spine; I hope all turned out well. Ibuprofen and Tylenol are safe to give, but are not recommended in chicken pox. The fever helps the healing process.
Posted by Tiffiany
Someone already said this but I'm going to second it, NEVER GIVE A CHILD OR TEEN ASPIRIN!!! Reye's Syndrome.

Neem   2  0   

Posted by Cameron (Brisbane, Qld, Australia) on 01/06/2012

[YEA]  Neem Oil for Chicken Pox. Yea.

This is our second case of Chicken Pox, read my post under Oatmeal Baths. Colloidal Silver, Vitamin C and Lysine did not work, our first child had the worst case I hope to see. Note she did have a compromised immune system from Chemo!

For our second child I came back to EC and saw the Neem Leaves remedy, I have no idea where I could get them from so I tried Neem Oil applied to each spot as it came up. It did not really seem to make much difference for a day or two but we did not get any but the first few that blistered and the rest crusted over and are already fading on about day five, instead of after about 2 weeks or more. None got really big after we started the Neem oil, I would probably cover the whole body at the first sign of CP as over time with more spots thats what you will end up doing anyway. Neem Oil smells terrible and leaves an awful ring around the bath. She also got itchy after putting the Oil on so have an Oatmeal bath ready and waiting. Keep it on as long as possible.

We also used large doses of Olive Leaf Extract in both cases, which has been shown effective vs Chicken Pox.

Our daughter also had a fever that almost got to 40 degrees C so we used the Egg White remedy(from EC) in some old socks covered with a bag, which got her temp down by .6 degrees in 10 minutes. I have to say I was dubious about it but she was down 1 degree in one hour and was normal in the morning. Do not leave the Egg Whites on for more than a couple of hours, let the feet dry out first and then re-apply.

Thanks Again to EC.

Posted by SARVESH (BOISAR NEAR MUMBAI, INDIA) on 07/12/2009

[YEA]  for fast home remedy chicken pox patient should lie on the neem leaves bed and further take bath with neem leaves along with luke warm water.

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