Chicken Pox Diet Treatment | Foods to Cure Chicken Pox Disease

Chicken Pox Diet

The diet of a chicken pox patient should be meticulously chosen in terms of their nutritional value. This is because a person suffering from the disease may also suffer from other ailments like fever and chill. Moreover, diet should also be geared towards strengthening the immune system of the patient for a faster recovery.

Chickenpox is a disease caused by a virus. It does not have any specific treatment or targeted medication. It runs its natural course before it heals. During this period, the body is under extreme stress and works hard to fight the virus. Eating the right diet will provide fuel for the body and its immune system to fight against the virus.

Here is a recommended diet for chicken pox patients:

  • Include fresh fruit juices in the patient’s diet. The juice helps hydrate the body while the nutrients from the fruit will boost the immune system. Most common fruit juices are orange juice and carrot juice.
  • Keep your diet healthy and balanced. Toss in plenty of fresh vegetables and raw fruits in the diet.
    While consuming large quantities of fresh fruits, avoid processed and junk foods, especially those with little or no nutritional value.
  • While affected with the disease, you should avoid eating foods that are difficult to digest. Foods such as fried foods, meat, crackers, bread crumbs and other similarly prepared foods, should be avoided to cure chicken pox.
  • For those who suffer from mouth sores, eat only soft and bland foods so as not to worsen the sores. In the same situation, avoid spicy foods that may cause irritation.

Chickenpox Foods

To heal chickenpox scars, healthy intake of Vitamin A and C and bioflavonoid is essential. These vitamins help in strengthening the immune system. Include zinc in your diet to stimulate immune power. Take magnesium and calcium supplements. Recommended juices for the chickenpox patient can be prepared using raw fruits and vegetables. Lemon juice is the most beneficial as it brings down the body temperature. If chickenpox sores are seen in the mouth, then foods which are soft and bland should be consumed. Spicy, acidic foods must be avoided.
Following are the foods that can be consumed when you are suffering from chickenpox:

  1. Foods rich in water: They are useful as they keep your body well hydrated. Besides, they are easy to digest. Fruits such as oranges, watermelon, kiwi, banana and peaches accelerate the healing process of the damaged skin tissue after the disease heals.
  2. Cold food: When you are suffering from chickenpox, cold foods are soothing. They relieve the discomfort in the throat. Cold yogurt, ice cream, applesauce (right from the refrigerator) or Popsicle is comforting for your throat. Cold fresh fruit juice, ice tea or cold water, all help relieve mouth irritation.
  3. Soft Foods: Eat mashed potatoes, gelatin, broths and soups. Mashed rice with buttermilk or yogurt is beneficial as it is nutritious as well as fills the stomach.
  4. Vegetables: Cabbage, carrots, spinach, cucumber, broccoli, wheat grass, sprout, tomatoes, sprouts are recommended during chicken pox. Spinach contains enough zinc required for the body.

All the above foods contain vitamins and minerals that boost the energy level of the body, cleanse the toxins and improve the immune system to treat chickenpox fast and effectively.

16 thoughts on “Chicken Pox Diet Treatment | Foods to Cure Chicken Pox Disease

  • April 1, 2012 at 2:57 pm
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    If you are suffering from chicken pox, can you eat cold food or drink cold liquids?

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    • April 2, 2012 at 2:24 am
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      Most of the time chicken pox is associated with respiratory tract infections such as sore throat, running nose, cough etc. In such cases ingesting cold food, spicy and oily food and cold drinks is avoided as it may aggravate the condition. Instead of it, eat healthy bland food and liquids that are not too cold.

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  • April 20, 2012 at 5:46 pm
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    How do we sleep when we have chicken pox, which sides? And would they pop and leave a mark?

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    • April 24, 2012 at 3:59 pm
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      There is no particular position or a fixed side that a person suffering from chicken pox may find relief from. Sleeping on which side gives him more comfort depends on the choice of every individual. Some of the lesions may pop due to pressure, but it is not necessary that they will leave scars.

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  • April 25, 2012 at 8:34 am
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    I am suffering from chickenpox since few days. Can I work with a laptop? I am afraid, as the heat of laptop kept on my lap may harm me.

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    • April 25, 2012 at 2:11 pm
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      You have rightly said, you may feel uncomfortable when you work on a laptop that remains on your lap, if you are suffering from chickenpox. But there is no contraindication if you keep your laptop on the table and do your work. However, take precaution that no one uses the laptop for few days; this is to avoid the spread of disease. Also taking rest during this period is advisable.

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  • March 14, 2013 at 6:37 am
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    Is sugarcane juice good for chicken pox?

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    • March 16, 2013 at 6:15 am
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      Patient suffering from chickenpox should eat food and drinks which are easily digestible. It should be rich in its nutrient value. It is necessary to drink enough water and liquid. Patient can drink sugarcane juice. It hydrates and nourishes the body.

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  • October 9, 2013 at 5:48 am
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    I am suffering from chickenpox from last 3 days. I have mouth sores and cough. What are the fruits and vegetables that I can eat?

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    • October 9, 2013 at 3:07 pm
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      You can eat normal diet. If there are sore in your mouth, eating hard food may be a problem. Therefore eat semisolid food such as porridge, liquids, soups, mashed rice, etc. Often cough is present with chickenpox. Basil leaves are beneficial in relieving cough. Boil few basil leaves in water and let it become cool. Drink half cup of the concoction two times in a day. Drink enough water.

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  • November 19, 2013 at 4:27 am
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    I am suffering from chicken pox since 10 days. Can I eat all type of foods like egg and fish?

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    • November 20, 2013 at 3:16 pm
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      As far as possible avoid eating meat and other non vegetarian food when you are suffering from chicken pox. Green leafy vegetables and eating bland food will help your system to recover faster as they contain antioxidants which help the body to fight the virus naturally. However, if you want to eat fish and egg, consume it in lesser amount than what you eat normally.

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  • March 10, 2014 at 10:19 am
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    My daughter is suffering from chickenpox. Can you suggest herbs that can be used while taking bath? Is it better to take bath with lukewarm or cold water?

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    • March 10, 2014 at 11:59 am
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      Chickenpox is a viral disease caused by vericella group of virus. The leaf of Neem (botanical name Azadirachta Idica) is beneficial in children suffering from chickenpox. Boil Neem leaves in a bucketful of water. Take bath with this water. Neem has antiviral properties. It hastens the fluid present in blisters to dry up. Neem reduces itching and scratching.

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  • October 9, 2014 at 11:57 am
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    I am suffering from chickenpox. Can I drink milk tea?

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    • November 22, 2014 at 7:22 am
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      You can drink milk tea. You may restrict eating spicy and oily food as it may cause irritation in your mouth. Sometimes the fluid filled lesions are present even inside the mouth and it may cause burning sensation after eating spicy food.

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