CHICKENPOX – Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Yoga & Pranayama

Chickenpox, also known as varicella, is a contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV).

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CHICKENPOX 
  • CAUSES OF CHICKENPOX 
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF CHICKENPOX 
  • DIAGNOSIS OF CHICKENPOX 
  • TREATMENTS FOR CHICKENPOX 
  • PROGNOSIS OF CHICKENPOX 
  • COMPLICATIONS OF CHICKENPOX 
  • CHICKENPOX AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF CHICKENPOX 
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF CHICKENPOX 
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF CHICKENPOX 
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CHICKENPOX 
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF CHICKENPOX 
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR CHICKENPOX 
  • AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR CHICKENPOX 
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR CHICKENPOX 
  • AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR CHICKENPOX 
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR CHICKENPOX 
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR CHICKENPOX 
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR CHICKENPOX 
  • YOGA FOR CHICKENPOX 
  • RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF CHICKENPOX 

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CHICKENPOX 

  • The disease results in a characteristic skin rash that forms small, itchy blisters, which eventually scab over. It usually starts on the chest, back, and face.
  • Fever
  • Anorexia
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Sore throat

CAUSES OF CHICKENPOX 

Chickenpox is caused by the infection by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV).

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF CHICKENPOX 

The incubation period of chickenpox is 14 to 16 days, following which the disease has a sudden onset with fever, skin rashes, anorexia, etc.

DIAGNOSIS OF CHICKENPOX 

  • Examination of rashes
  • Laboratory tests
  • Culture of lesion samples

 TREATMENTS OF CHICKENPOX 

  • Analgesics
  • Antipyretic drugs like paracetamol
  • Antihistamines
  • Calamine lotion – for external application
  • Fluid supplementation

PROGNOSIS OF CHICKENPOX 

  • It is curable and the symptoms are manageable.

COMPLICATIONS OF CHICKENPOX 

  • Bacterial infections
  • Bleeding problems

CHICKENPOX AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,Chickenpox management is based on the symptoms.
  • In Ayurveda Chickenpox is known as masurika or laghumasurika.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF CHICKENPOX 

  • Consuming excessive sour, salty, bitter food items &VirudhaaharaSevan (eg. Milk with fish etc.)
  • Eating during indigestion
  • Agantu factors – infections
  • Improper administration of purification therapies
  • Depletion of body tissue

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF CHICKENPOX 

  • Increased body temperature
  • Bhrama – giddiness
  • Kandu – itching

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF CHICKENPOX 

Due to the causative factors doshas become vitiated and spreads to the entire body. Aggravated doshas enter the digestive system and combine with agni, accompanying the rasa, blocks the channels. Agni expels out from the site of digestion and spreads to all over the body and gives rise to jwara. Then Tridoshas with Dushitrakta results in multiple boils or blisters like vice Masoor (Red lentil), all over the body.

LAKSHANA – AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CHICKENPOX 

  • Jwara – fever
  • Sandhi Shoola – joint pain
  • Sandhi Shotha – arthritis
  • Kandu – itchy skin lesions
  • Multiple blisters
  • Arochaka – anorexia
  • Shirah Shoola – headache

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF CHICKENPOX 

  • Prognosis is Sadhya – curable

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR CHICKENPOX 

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR CHICKENPOX 

  • Sanjeevani Vati
  • Sudarshana Ghana Vati
  • Amrutharishta
  • Trayodashanga Guggulu
  • Guluchyadi Kashayam
  •  Karanjbijadi lepa
  • Karviradi lepa                 
  • Eladi lepa
  • Manahshiladi lepa

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES TREATMENT FOR CHICKENPOX 

Ayurvedic medicines for Internal administration for CHICKENPOX 

  • Sanjeevani Vati
  • Sudarshana Ghana Vati
  • Amrutharishta
  • Trayodashanga Guggulu
  • Guluchyadi Kwatha
  • Amritotharam kashayam
  • Patolakadurohinyadi Kashayam
  • Avipathy Churna
  • Rasasindhooram
  • Abhrak Bhasma

HOME REMEDIES FOR CHICKENPOX 

  • Intake of warm water frequently
  • Proper rest
  • Intake of water boiled with coriander and dried ginger

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR CHICKENPOX 

  • Avoid food items which produce dosha imbalance like cold and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items
  • Avoid visiting the disease prevalent areas
  • Proper sanitation measures to be followed.
  • Masurika is a highly contagious disease. So to avoid its spread from ill to healthy.
  •  Isolation is recommended.
  • Cloths, equipment used by patients must be made sterile.

YOGA FOR CHICKENPOX 

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – Calms the mind, clears the respiratory passage and gets relief from the irritations associated with chickenpox

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.

                              

  • Bhujangasana – immune booster asana
  • Shashankasana
  • Kapal Bhati
  • Ujjayi
  • Bhastrika

RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF CHICKENPOX 

  1. A case study on Chickenpox using Ayurveda Aromatherapy oils

                                      http://ayushportal.nic.in/pdf/18573.pdf

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