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Natural tips to prevent Chickenpox

By:Namrata Dutta, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Apr 07, 2016
Chickenpox is one of the most common yet the most feared diseases along with being contagious. Some of the very initial symptoms are fever, rashes that look like blister, being itchy. In some cases, the severity results in bacterial infections on skin, swelling of the brain and pneumonia. However, chicken pox can be prevented with some appropriate measures.
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    Get vaccinated

    The most basic and primary measure is to get vaccinated for chickenpox. Vaccination provides Immunity against diseases like chicken pox. Shot of varicella vaccine helps one immune system against chickenpox, measles and mumps. Vaccination provides mild resistance against chickenpox.

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    Get vaccinated
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    Immunity is the key

    Try to keep your immunity system string, so that your body can fight against any bacterial, viral or fungal infection. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, a good diet, avoiding consumption of alcohol, quitting smoking and working out on regular basis will help you maintain your immune system.

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    Immunity is the key
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    Contagious

    Since, chickenpox is airborne; you must avoid people already infected with chicken pox. And it is contagious from the very first time to the time till the rashes appear. Breathing in the same room with a chickenpox infected person can is enough to get infected.

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    Contagious
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    Disinfection can help

    Disinfection of your house and your surroundings definitely helps. Washing your hands before eating anything can help you keep chickenpox infection at bay.

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    Disinfection can help
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    Antiviral drugs are an option

    Consult your doctor about antiviral drugs. Along with vaccinations, there are drugs that help your body fight against the infections.

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    Antiviral drugs are an option
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