It is also called Varicella. It is highly contagious viral disease, characterized by a generalized vesicular eruption developing in crops over a period of few days.
This type of fever is caused by vitiated pitta. It may be due to particular virus. Chicken pox virus is also responsible for Herpe Zoster in adults.
Usually this disease affects children under 10. Initially there is a feverfor the first 3-4 days. Then a rash appears. Macules (little raised eruptions) appear on the skin. Then papules appear and turn into pustules. When pustules burst open, the fever subsides. Internally there is inflammation of the mucous lining of the respiratory and gastrointestinal tract. Hence the affected child suffers from coughing, bronchitis, pneumonia, or diarrhea. If the pstules form near the nose or ear, inflammatory symptoms appear in these areas.
Herbs of choice are parpata, musta and ativisha. For fever tab. Sootashekhara rasa 125 mgm, twice a day or chandrakala rasa 50 mgm, twice a day are indicated.
Due to inflammation of the respiratory tract, there is a persistent chroic cough. Parpatadi kwatha or equal parts of combination of kumari asava and vasakasava in dose of 15 ml. twice a day is useful in this condition. When fever has completely subsided, tab. Kamadugha or tab. Praval for palliation of Pitta, are better medicines. Apply powder of sandalwood for itching on the skin.