Chickenpox is an infectious disease caused by a virus and is characterized by the appearance of reddish spots and itchy spots that look like blisters, accompanied by flu-like symptoms.
Usually, this disease is mild in childhood; it becomes severe in infants, adults and people with immune system disorders.
Chickenpox is usually transmitted by droplets when coughing, sneezing or inhaled by an infected person. Symptoms can appear 10 to 21 days afterwards.
A person infected with chickenpox can transmit it to others before symptoms appear.
The transmission period starts from 2 days before the spots appear and continues until the new wound does not appear again. When all the spots become dry, they are no longer contagious.
The initial symptoms are flu symptoms, fever, stomach ache, headaches and general symptoms when sick. Fever can increase in the first few days after reddish spots appear.
Reddish spots that appear, small, itchy, red bumps and usually appear on the face, scalp, shoulders, chest and back. Sometimes it also appears in the mouth, eyelids and genitals.
Sometimes the red bumps appear only slightly in some people, and sometimes others, the appearance can be more.
Red bumps are usually flat, red with a clear center.
This blister will disappear and become a dry scab that can fall off by itself within 2 weeks.
Chicken Pox Complications
Rarely does a person get chickenpox infection more than once in a lifetime.
Although this disease provides immunity to the virus, the virus can be in a state of silence and can be active again in some adults that cause reddish spots, called shingles (shingles) which often occur in people aged over 60 years.
If a pregnant woman becomes infected several days before giving birth, the baby can experience severe forms of this disease.
Chickenpox also causes:
> cellulitis: bacterial infections affecting the skin, causing redness, swelling and feeling warm
> viral pneumonia: viral lung infection, with symptoms of fever, coughing and shortness of breath (see pneumonia)
> encephalitis: viral infection of the brain. This form of complications is a rare form, with symptoms of fever, confusion, senility, fatigue and neck stiffness.
If you notice any symptoms related to these conditions, immediately take it to the doctor or emergency room.
What you can do
- Give cool fluids
- Provide a soft diet to relieve sores/ulcers in the mouth, avoid giving salty foods
- Apply oil-based ointment or pain relief or anti-itching ointment to the genital area
- If the rash is infected, wash with anti-bacterial soap and apply an antibacterial ointment
- If the fever stays above 38 ° C for more than 4 days, see a doctor immediately
- Children do not need to lie in bed but need to be in a cool and quiet place
- Children may return to school when the fever has subsided and the scab has peeled off
Scratching a scab due to chickenpox can trigger itching and infection.
Some steps you can take to prevent a child from scratching include:
- bathe with cold water every 3-4 hours
- add a bath product containing oatmeal (follow the instructions) or baking soda (half a cup) into the bath to relieve itching
- cut nails and wash hands often to prevent the spread of infection
- wear cotton gloves so that the child does not scratch while sleeping
- If you are exposed to chickenpox and you are immunocompromised (immune system disorders), pregnant and have had a bone marrow transplant, consult a doctor immediately.
What can the doctor do?
- Prescribe antivirus tablets for adults (children usually only need a break). Rest is an effective treatment that must be done as soon as possible after the rash appears (at least within 24-48 hours)
- Prescribe antibiotics if there is a secondary infection
- Treat complications
Chicken Pox Prevention Tips
Avoid contact with other people while still in transmission (until all the lesions become scabbed).
A person suffering from chickenpox should not go to work, school or daycare while still in the transmission period.
If other people are suspected of being exposed to this disease, encourage them to see papules about 2 weeks from the day they are first exposed.
To prevent the transmission of chickenpox in the household is very unlikely. Several studies have found, 9 out of 10 siblings of people suffering from chickenpox will also be infected.
To prevent transmission to other people when seeing a doctor, it might be possible to contact the hospital first, so they will prepare everything or things that are needed.
Most cases of chickenpox, sufferers do not need to go to the doctor. The doctor will give you a drug that can be taken during the first few days when the rash appears to shorten the duration of the disease or reduce the rash that arises.
Natural Chicken Pox Diseases
According to DR. RA Nainggolan, a naturopath, the chickenpox virus seeps through mucus, especially with mucus leftover milk, starch and sugar concentrations.
If if there is no mucus in the body, then the virus will not arise; but if the children are given cow’s milk(excess), white bread and cakes(excess), then this microscopic virus will get food and will multiply.
As it is known; the virus is a pathogenic micro-organism (pest).
Of course, no living thing can survive without food.
So if someone eating starch, white bread and milk (excess), then it’s a soft meal for pests that can eventually expand. This can be found by diagnosis and laboratory research.
This recipe is not intended as a substitute for a doctor’s prescription but aims to cleanse the body, repair body cells and prevent and help cure diseases.
The prescription was given based on research by Norwalle Laboratory of Nutritional Chemistry and Scientific Research compiled by Dr N.W. Walker.
Should be given to people suspected of being exposed to chickenpox or people with chickenpox (the initial stage). If you are taking certain medications, you should consult your doctor.
Recipe ingredients are natural ingredients that are not dangerous that have been consumed by the author to help alleviate diseases and even help to heal (God willing).
The recipe should be made from fresh, not cooked, not mixed with other ingredients and organic.
Take the juice by juicing it with an electric juicer or shredded manually.
1 cup carrot; Spinach ½ cup
1 cup carrot; Beet 1/3 cup; Cucumber 1/3 cup
1 cup carrot; Celery ½ cup; Spinach 1/3 cup
1 cup carrot
1 liter = 1000 cc or 4 cups
The recipes are taken from the book Diet and Juice Therapy, DR.RA. NAINGGOLAN MA (1989)