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Chicken Pox
What is it?
It is caused by the virus which also causes shingles. Symptoms starting with a raised temperature and an itchy rash on the body, the limbs, face and head. The spots turn into watery blisters then burst later forming scabs.The virus can be passed to people in close contact with the sufferer from about four days before the rash appears until the spots have gone.
Raised temperature, itchy rash, watery, blisters on face, limbs and head.
Conventional Practice:
Many doctors feel that some alternative treatments may help. Most cases can be treated at home by keeping the rash clean and dry, and easing itching with calamine lotionпїЅ Avoid picking spotsпїЅ Liquids are important and plenty of rest. Consult your doctor only if the eyes are affected.
Alternative Treatments:
  Herbal Medicine
  The medicinal use of herbs is said to be as old as mankind itself. Tribes still use their traditional knowledge of plant and their healing properties passed on from generation to generation. The armies of slave workers who laboured to build the Egyptian pyramids took a daily ration of garlic to ward off the pestilential fevers and infections that were rife at the time. More Info
  Naturopathy has concentrated on helping the body to cure itself. It aims to do this by means of various therapies, chiropractic, diets and dieting, exercise, hydrotherapy, massage, osteopathy, relaxation and breathing, and yoga. It also encourages people to think positively in terms of good health. More Info
  Treating illness with highly concentrated oils extracted from plants is known as aromatherapy. These highly scented extracts-called essences or essential oils-contain the substances that give plants their smell. Aromatherapists believe that many also have medicinal properties. More Info
  Homoeopathy aims to treat the whole person. Illness is seen as a sign of disharmony or inner imbalance. More Info

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