Some measles treatments do not come in a box or bottle. Moist air can help a measles patient to breathe more easily. Dim lights show an awareness of the patient’s sensitivity to bright lights. The moistened air and the dimmer lights help the patient to rest, another effective measles treatment.
Recovery from measles, like recovery from any illness, requires a well-balanced diet. The patient with measles should be provided with plenty of nutritious food. The patient also needs to drink lots of fluids. Fluids wash the measles virus from the patient’s system.
The above treatments promote the patient’s general comfort. A number of different herbs can also function as a measles treatment. They reduce the annoyance cause by specific symptoms, symptoms normally experienced by the measles patient.
When a measles patient has found it difficult to sleep, that patient could benefit from a nightly serving of chamomile tea. If the same patient has complained about chills, or has been running a fever, then that nightly tea should have some special additives—lemon balm, peppermint or licorice.
Ginger tea also helps to lower a patient’s fever. Ingestion of Echinacea and golden seal can help the patient to build-up his or her immunity. One further measles treatment can alleviate the patient’s itching. However, that treatment does not involve the ingestion of an herbal remedy.
Two different and natural substances can be added to water to create a soothing bath for the itchy measles patient. One of those substances is witch hazel. The other is a more common substance—oatmeal.
No measles treatment can eliminate the need for the body to battle the measles virus. A few of the most effective treatments aid the body during that battle. Other treatments deliver much needed comfort from the measles symptoms, symptoms created by the tactics used against the infectious viral agent. As indicated by the suggestions in the above paragraphs, not every measles treatment can be found in a drug store.
Yet the person seeking remedies for a bed-ridden patient with measles should not feel that a trip to the drug store would be a worthless endeavor. There are certain vitamins and minerals that can help the body to “muster-up” its measles-fighting forces. Those vitamins and minerals can usually be found in a pharmacy.
Two vitamins appear to have the greatest ability to prepare the body for its fight against the measles virus. They are Vitamins A and C. One particular mineral can supplement the benefits derived from consumption of those vitamins. That mineral is zinc.
When combined with the right herbs, those drug-store purchases can serve as effective measles treatments.