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Diagnosed with herpes, on medications. Any precautions on diet ? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 09-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good morning
User:good morning
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:my wife has been diagnosed with herpes and is taking medicines from sunday onwards
User:needed to know more
Doctor:Oh, sorry to hear that
User:any precautions or diet
Doctor:Please ask me
User:can she take bath
User:any food restrictions
Doctor:Firstly, is it Herpes Zoster or simplex?
Doctor:What are her complaints?
User:she had some 4 boils on her thighs with water and pink in color
User:severe back ache
User:some on her back too
Doctor:It seems like Zoster
User:feeling bit cold on her left arm
Doctor:She can take bath
Doctor:She has to avoid food from animal origin for sometime
User:any food restrictions
User:oh she had chicken yday
Doctor:like animal meat
User:anything to reduce teh pain
Doctor:Not to worry, ask her not to take for next 3 to 4 weeks
Doctor:Yes, she can take Dolo 650mg thrice daily after food to control the pain
User:how long will it normaly last
Doctor:not more than 7 to 10days
User:shud she take rest or do mild work at home
Doctor:She should take rest for few days
Doctor:Are you there?
User:yes fine
User:anyting else of importance that i may need to know
Doctor:Isolation would be better
Doctor:That is close contacts should stay away for sometime
Doctor:Like kids and husband
User:ok how does this spread
Doctor:Physical contact with household need to be avoided
Doctor:It is contagious
Doctor:It spreads through direct contact
User:thank yoou
Doctor:Thank you too
User:good day to you
Doctor:She needs to eat bland food as well
Doctor:good day to you as well
User:less spice
User:thanks and bye
Doctor:Take care
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