Chickenpox is a typically minor viral infection that most of your grandparents contracted at some point in their childhood. With the risk in vaccination many parents are again letting their children catch chickenpox and build up a natural immunity. There are a lot of things to take into consideration between the virus itself and the vaccine – as well as natural ways to take care of things once chickenpox are present.
- Low-grade fever
- Itchy, fluid filled blisters
Usually chickenpox is active in the body before symptoms show – one is usually contagious 1-2 days before the bumps appear. It is highly contagious and can be spread through the air (coughing or sneezing) and through coming into contact with the virus via the blisters.
Possible Complications Of Chickenpox
While many complications are possible they are rare. Some of these include:
- Infected skin lesions from the rash
- encephalitis (less than 2 in 10,000 cases)
- Hospitalization occurs in about 2 or 3 out of every 1000 cases.
Vaccine Info And Complications
There were 2810 adverse reactions reported to VAERS in 2011. 121 were serious, or about 4%.
Reported Reactions include:
- Soreness or swelling at shot site
The chickenpox vaccine has been shown not to be very effective. It is a live vaccine which means that it CAN shed or even cause the chickenpox. In many cases the reactions online casino of the vaccine are more severe than simply having chickenpox which in the majority of cases is not serious. The vaccine is cultured in aborted fetal tissue.
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Once one have chickenpox your really just trying to make things as comfortable as possible throughout. Your body is building up it”s own immunity to the virus – which you want your body to do. You can however make things more bearable.
- Make sure you are eating a real food diet and increase your vitamin D intake to help boost the immune system.
- Don”t try to make a mild fever go away if present – fevers are your body”s natural way of defending itself. Read more about why here.
- Chamomile tea helps to relaxing and sooth the irritability associated with itching.
- For itching: try calamine lotion, aloe vera, and lukewarm baths with baking soda and/or oatmeal. Tea tree oil can also help to ease itching.
It is important to not scratch because doing so increases the risk of infection in exposed lesions. Scratching is also what leads to scars.
This information is, in no way, to be considered medical advice. If you have questions contact your doctor, herbalist, or other health care professional. Most cases of chickenpox are mild – however, if you have a severe case seek medical attention.
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