poppyqueen wrote:My ds had chicken pox when he was 1 year old. We didn't know where he caught it from as nobody around us had it! However, some people told us it just comes from "internally"
Some food we avoided : chicken, eggs, seafood and soya sauce. We also try to avoid within 100 days after the bout.
We also didn't bath him when he had chicken pox, and instead just did sponging.
We were prescribed calamine lotion, but as ds is too young, we didn't apply for fear of him touching his body and swallowing it.
The following remedies work very well in reducing his itch and reducing the severity! :-
1) Oatmeal bath - Soak in muslin cloth and let the water turn cloudy. Then use the cloudy water to sponge bath.
2) Baking soda bath - Dilute in the sponge bath water. I alternate with the oatmeal bath.
3) Vinegar - I used organic apple cider vinegar and placed together with his bath water.Supposed to have anti bacterial properties .
4) Honey - Honey is also supposed to have anti bacterial properties and soothe the skin. Hubby doesn't like me to use this as he thinks it's yucky to be left unwashed on the skin and attract ants. Therefore, i have to secretly apply in the middle of the night, especially around my son's buttock and penis area as a lot of sores are concentrated there due to the wearing of diapers and insufficient ventilation. I used good quality manuka honey. (PS: btw, pure honey do not attract ants)
5) Neem leaves - This is a kind of leave that Indians use to pray to their gods. I went around sourcing at my nearby Indian grocery stores until i finally found a person who grew the tree himself. It can be used 2 ways. The leaves can be spread as a "pillow" to be slept on. It has cooling effect and reduces itches and hastens recovery. Secondly, the leaves can be pounded into a paste and applied directly on the lesions. Tried the pounding which is really tiring and time consuming. Morever, the "paste" seems to keep falling off the body. So only applied once.
6) Vit E cream - Applied on my son when the lesions had dried up and scabs are forming. This helps in skin recovery and elimination of scars.
Glad to say that above did hasten my son's recovery. Within 4 days, his scabs are forming and falling off when recovery time is normally 7 days. It also reduces his itch and discomfort. Do not know whether it's due to his "youth" and quick skin turn over, but glad to say he didn't have any scars too! (*silently bless*)
PS: Got the above tips after googling for natural remedies and getting this ebook which is easy to read and instructions are easy to follow http://www.fastchickenpoxcure.com/blog/chicken-pox-home-remedies-7-proven-natural-home-remedies-for-chicken-pox/
What diet does yr ds has?
Fish Porridge (wu-yu)? herbal drink? coconut? Vit C or multi Vit?
Baking Soda, is it the ayam brand that we can get in NTUC? It will bubble up when come it contact w water. So, u let the bubble settle down?
Had go to the link (didnt buy e-book), didnt mention much about diet.