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possible exposure to chickenpox thru shingles

I am otherwise healthy 40 y/o female with shingles rash that appeared this morning. I have never had chicken pox but had vaccination in childhood. My question is for my 2 year old daughter who has not been vaccinated for Varicella. I don't know if she had been exposed to VZV thru my shingles but is there anything I can do to prevent chicken pox in her. Is there a role for nosodes here? If yes, what dose and when to give? She has received all childhood vaccinations on schedule except live measles and chickenpox. Please advise. Thank you
  mgs45 on 2014-11-13
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Don't use the nosode. You could actually make her more likely to catch chicken pox that way by enhancing her susceptibility to it.

There are lots of chicken pox remedies - which one that suits here might best be decided on the basis of her own case. Has she been given homoeopathy successfully in the past?
Evocationer 8 years ago
I give her ferrum phos, cal phos, cal flour few days a month. Occassional carbo veg as well for immense burp and bloating. I think my family is sensitive kind to homeopathy.
How can I prevent her from catching chicken pox?

What can I do for myself- Can I take arnica for pain, ferrum phos, anything else to speed recovery from shingles? Thank you
mgs45 8 years ago
There is only one way to successfully practice homoeopathy - via the specific individual symptoms the patient displays - not by the name of the medical condition.

Chicken pox is generally a beneficial illness, promoting a developmental jump in most children if handled properly. I don't encourage parents to try to have their children avoid it, since they are avoiding an opportunity for their immune systems to develop. I often see children make all sorts of leaps forward - emotionally, intellectually, physically - after a case of chicken pox.

Orthodox medicine(and primarily the pharmaceutical companies who make the profit from the drugs) have instilled in people a fear of all disease, but one of the things homoeopathy teaches us is that health is actually a complex balancing act between disease and the vital force, and health comes out of this. Homoeopathy is entirely based on the idea of creating artificial diseases to stimulate the vital force into producing a healthy state. Nature does the same thing. Homoeopathy can help to make sure this balancing act does not fail.

Having said all that, I know that many people are not ready to accept this. Rather than leave you completely out in the cold, I will provide a few of the most common remedies indicated for children with chicken pox, and the general state of each one. If she has the general state, then the remedy may protect her.


Aversion to being touched or even looked at
Aversion to being bathed
Angry when paid attention to, cry when touched
Thick white coating on tongue
Very much bothered by cold bathing, or the heat of the sun
Asks for something, then rejects it when offered


Frequent causeless weeping
Cries at everything
Fear of being left alone
Excessively affectionate, wants to cling to someone preferably the favourite parent
Worse for a closed room, a hot room, better for cool air, open air, a breeze
Thirstless but may crave lemonade


Has a dirty look about them, unkempt, as if you cannot wash them clean or keep them tidy
Strong aversion to bathing
Very hot, burning skin, wants to uncover or throw the uncovers off
Soles of feet burn
Much messier than normal, food on them, don't pick anything up, dirt seems to stick to them
Offensive body odour, smell seems to stay in the room even when they are gone, or permeate the house
Evocationer 8 years ago
Based on your reply I have decided not to give her anything. Can you suggest something for my pain- vesicles appeared yesterday on left T11-12 dermatome, very painful like burn, itchy. Ibuprofen helps for a short period, also started Valtrex today.
Thank you
mgs45 8 years ago

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