A number of essential oils can act locally very powerfully to reduce the pains dry up the blisters and as direct anti-viral agents.It maybe best to use a combination of two or three of these oils for small areas of blisters paints the oils on neat, once or twice daily otherwise use them in the bath or diluted in water as a warm compress. Initially choose from Bergamot Eucalyptus or Tea Tree oils if pains persist use Lavender forits healing and analgesic properitis-good combinations are Bergamot andTea Tree, Bergamot and Lavender but all the above are useful.
Lavender oil (Lavndula vera) as described above is excellent for local use this can be backed up by taking Lavender flowers as an infusion for their relaxing effect. If there are long-standing pains after their acute attack has gone (Known as post-herpetic syndrome) then a general nerve tonic like Oatstraw (Avena sativa) is very helpful- either take 20 drops of the tincture twice daily or simply include plenty of oats in the diet. For instance as porridge.if depression has set in an infussion of Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) works wonders drink a cupful in the morning. At the otherend oftheday a cupoflime Blossom (Tila europea) tea in the evening can help restful sleep.
Some possibilities are: amout of blistering with swelling and a brning sensation. Symptoms are eased bycold applications. Arsenalb: for reddened skin with with the blister merging together and possibly discharging. Symptoms eased by warm applications; Rhustox: for highly inflamed skin with small white blisers that are intensely painful and itchy difficult to keep still due to the irritation and discomfort.
In preventive terms it is adviable to try to steer clear of someone with chickenpox, especially if you are feeling very run down youself. Since in real life you may be the one looking after your child with chickenpox this is not easy spraying the sick room with essential oils (see Aromatherapy above for choice) using 10-15 drops in a 600 ml (1 pt/2/1/2 cups) plant spray filled with water can help too.If you feel the first signs of irritation try rubbing the aea with a freshly cut lemon. During an attack of shingles a salt bath may give relief and promote healing and drying of the blisters. Take a Vitamin B complex supplement to nourish the nerous system and look generally at reducing stress and maintaining a healthy lifestle.