January 11, 2011

Home Remedies for chickenpox marks


Chickenpox is a childhood disease but even adults do get it. Scars caused by chickenpox tend to fade away gradually in a matter of few days and it's only in rare cases that it leaves pockmarks and blemishes behind, especially if you had picked at those lesions or scratched them. Prevention is always better than cure. So, if you ever contract chicken pox or measles, never scratch at the lesions, however itchy they are. You may avoid a few scars and marks that way. But if it has already left you with marks and blemishes, then these home-remedies might help.

girl with chickenpox marks

1. Grind black sesame (Til) seeds (buy here) and yellow mustard (rai) (buy here) in raw, unboiled milk and apply it on the spots. Do this for a few days and you will find that that the marks have faded.

2. Take 1 tbsp of soaked pigeon pea dal (toor dal, arhar dal) (Buy Tool dal from here.) that is ground to a paste. Now add 1 tsp each of cucumber juice, milk, rose water, a pinch of turmeric, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1/2 tsp of Glycerin and mix well. Apply this paste on your face for 15 minutes or till it is about to dry. Then wash it off with lukewarm water. Your spots should start fading in a few days.

3. Sandalwood is another wonderful ingredient that lightens the skin colour and fades away blemishes and unsightly marks. Apply a paste of sandalwood and rosewater on the affected areas and leave it overnight. Wash the area with cold water next morning. Make a paste of sandalwood (buy from here)and black gram (urad dal)  powder and apply it on the affected areas and leave it overnight . This also helps in lightening the marks.

4. Aloe Vera, the wonder herb is another versatile beauty aid that is not only moisturizing but also helps fade away post acne & chicken pox marks. Extract fresh gel form aloe leaves and apply it on the spots and blemishes to gradually fade them. If you can't procure fresh aloe gel, use a store-bought one.

5. Cucumber & lemon juices are excellent skin lighteners. Mix equal amounts of cucumber and lemon juice and apply it on the spots; let it stay for 15 minutes ad then wash it off with cold water. Application of fresh lemon juice alone also allows the blemishes to fade away gradually.

7. Apply a mixture of fuller's earth (multani mitti) ((buy from here), Rose water,  1 tsp lime juice and few drops of sandalwood oil  (buy from here) to blemishes and spots. Allow it to stay for 15-20 minutes and then wash it off with cold water.

8. Crush Brahmi (Gotu Kola) leaves (see pic) and apply its juice on the spots. Or else you could make a paste from Brahmi leaves powder and apply it. (Buy Hesh Brahmi Herbal Powder). It supposedly is very good for treating unsightly marks.

9. Application of pudina (mint) leaf juice or mint oil (buy from here) too helps with blemishes and spots.

10. Application of  Manuka honey (buy Manuka honey from here) on spots everyday can brighten up the skin.
(Guest Post by Smitha)



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20 comments:

  1. Pratibha9:42 AM

    Skin marks caused by chickenpox will go away completely, but it will take some time. It is better to diagnose this condition from a renowned dermatologist. Do not touch those marks with dirty hands and while washing your face handle them gently. Never try to scratch it, because it will do more harm to your face. You can use some homemade remedies to get rid of the chickenpox marks. One of the best homemade remedies for chickenpox marks is to apply ground margosa leaves and turmeric on the affected areas. If you use this remedy for few weeks, it will definitely provide a positive result. The chickenpox marks are treated by various treatments. You can take baking soda bath to cure these marks. Use calamine lotion on the skin dotted by chickenpox marks. You can also take some capsules and benadryl liquid by mouth if the problem is too harsh. Vitamin E is the most needed vitamin for skin, so you can apply the vitamin E oil over the skin affected by chickenpox. If you apply the sandalwood oil on the chickenpox marks from the beginning of the chickenpox, the marks will go away quite soon.

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    1. is that home remedies will definitely works i want to margosa leaves and turmeric on the face does it works ?for how many times does i must apply that on my face ?is that necessary to keep thatt on on my face daily

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  2. Andrew9:44 AM

    For marks left behind by chicken pox, it is important for you to remember that it may not always be possible to get rid of them completely. You can, however, lighten them considerably. One of the most effective ways of doing this is to apply silicone to your scars. This product is available at select pharmacies, so you may have to hunt for it a bit. But it helps considerably in lightening scars. You can also dab on a mixture of orange juice and aloe vera gel topically to your scars and they will lighten considerably.

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  3. Siddarth9:47 AM

    One of the best homemade remedies for chickenpox marks is to apply ground margosa leaves and turmeric on the affected areas. If you use this remedy for few weeks, it will definitely provide a positive result. The chickenpox marks are treated by various treatments. You can take baking soda bath to cure these marks. Use calamine lotion on the skin dotted by chickenpox marks. You can also take some capsules and benadryl liquid by mouth if the problem is too harsh. Vitamin E is the most needed vitamin for skin, so you can apply the vitamin E oil over the skin affected by chickenpox. If you apply the sandalwood oil on the chickenpox marks from the beginning of the chickenpox, the marks will go away quite soon

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  4. Arpita9:49 AM

    You should always let the scabs dry and fall off naturally. In order to prevent scarring, keep the sores clean by washing them daily with a soft wash-cloth. Add a few leaves of margosa in your bath water to reduce the itching and prevent infection and scarring. Alternately add a few teaspoons of baking soda in the water before bathing. Keep your nails trimmed and do not scratch the scabs. Apply calamine lotion or sandalwood paste on the scabs and later on the scars to ensure that there are no permanent marks.

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  5. Ahalya9:51 AM

    Vitamin E. Look for a lotion or cream that includes this healing ingredient, and apply it twice a day. It nourishes the skin and can help restore it back to health.

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  6. Janhvi9:52 AM

    Sandalwood oil. I’ve heard this has a similar restorative property, which can be a powerful acne-scar treatment. I wouldn’t use an oil treatment if you’re acne prone

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  7. Devaki9:53 AM

    Scar cream. Maderma and cocoa butter are recommended for other types of scars, so they can work on chicken pox scars, too.

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  8. Pratima9:54 AM

    Honey and lemon can be used to help clear up chicken pox scars, too. Apply honey to nourish the skin. Lemon can help remove dead and damaged skin cells. You can experiment with both to see which one works best for

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  9. Chinmayi9:56 AM

    just don't touch em, I have a chicken pox scar for like one year it is gone now
    If you are trying to use some creams or something please consult a dermatologist or you could put some vepa and pasupu.

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  10. Vaibhavi9:57 AM

    The treatment for chicken pox scars(post inflammatory hyperpigmentation)includes various skin creams like hydroquinone, azelaic acid, corticosteroids, tretinoin cream and laser treatment.Apply hydroquinone cream on this scar and it should go away in a few days to months.If it still persists then you can go in for laser treatment, Chemical peeling or microdermabrasion. Avoid picking, harsh scrubbing, and abrasive treatments unless prescribed by a dermatologist during this period.

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  11. Anonymous9:58 AM

    Skin marks caused by chickenpox will go away completely, but it will take some time. It is better to diagnose this condition from a renowned dermatologist. Do not touch those marks with dirty hands and while washing your face handle them gently. Never try to scratch it, because it will do more harm to your face. You can use some homemade remedies to get rid of the chickenpox marks. One of the best homemade remedies for chickenpox marks is to apply ground margosa leaves and turmeric on the affected areas. If you use this remedy for few weeks, it will definitely provide a positive result. The chickenpox marks are treated by various treatments. You can take baking soda bath to cure these marks. Use calamine lotion on the skin dotted by chickenpox marks. You can also take some capsules and benadryl liquid by mouth if the problem is too harsh. Vitamin E is the most needed vitamin for skin, so you can apply the vitamin E oil over the skin affected by chickenpox. If you apply the sandalwood oil on the chickenpox marks from the beginning of the chickenpox, the marks will go away quite soon.

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  12. Santosh10:04 AM

    THANKS FOR THE remedies

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  13. Karan3:58 PM

    Really interesting article and nice share

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  14. I'm surprised you didn't mention herbal medicine. Herbal medicines and supplements are very effective in curing chickenpox.

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  15. To help with the itchiness and healing of chicken pox, use and smear organic, natural honey in the skin. Apply it as well to remove the scars left by chicken pox.

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  16. Sabita2:46 PM

    I've heard Ambi cream works

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  17. Ruchi2:47 PM

    I have a scar right by my left eye. I use Merderma and it worked!!

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  18. Generally how long does it take for the brown spots left behind by chicken pox to fade away completely ??

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    1. It may take several months with home-remedies abdn homemade beauty aids. So if you want quicker results, you'll have to go a dermatologist for microdermabrasion, laser treatment etc. which is of course very expensive also.

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