A case of the Chickenpox?
It is never an easy time, looking on, when your child is sick.
Thankfully, Red Seal’s Naturopath, Julie Fergusson has some suggestions that may help.
Fight the virus with Vitamin’s
Kindervital 10 ml gives important nutrients such as Vitamin A and Vitamin D, which are important to support the immune system. Add herbs such as Echinacea or olive leaf for better results.
Lysine for the little ones
Lysine is also a good option to help strengthen the body’s defences. Generally a dose for a child is 20 mg per kilo. Often this supplement is mixed with zinc for lip health, but you may need to break or crush a tablet as you usually find them in 500 mg or 1000 mg tablets.
The classic baths and balms for itchiness
To help sooth the itchiness, add baking soda to the bath in about 1/2 cup.
Mix up about a tablespoon of Baking Soda with Aloe Vera gel, a few drops of Tea Tree, Peppermint and Lavender oil and spread thinly on the skin affected skin.
Homeopathics for chickenpox
In cases like chickenpox, homeopathic support really comes into its own and well worth having these tools to support recovery.
Homeopathic remedies include:
Aconitum for the early stages:
This is a remedy that is commonly taken at the initial stages of the virus. This can be identified by a fever, restlessness, and increased thirst.
Rhus Tox for intense itching:
Rhus Tox is the most commonly recommended remedy. If your child is experiencing itching, and restlessness, especially at night Rhus Tox could help.
Apis for when symptoms are worse with heat:
If your child’s pox are itching or stinging more when the room warms up or they are exposed to heat this remedy may be helpful.
Belladonna for headache, flushed face, hot skin and drowsiness:
Severe headache, flushed face, hot skin, and drowsiness with the inability to sleep are signs that a Belladonna should be considered.
Last but not least
Monitor temperature closely. A temperature is your body’s response to help cook off a virus however the key is not to let the temperature go on for too long or get too high. Seek medical attention if the temperature goes over 40°C, goes longer than 72 hours (or more than 24 hours if under age 2).