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Protection from chicken pox - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   28yrs
Doctor :   ok
User :   staying in bangalore
Doctor :   I'm Dr. Jaikishen from Bangalore
User :   my wife has exposed with chicken pox
Doctor :   How old is your wife?
User :   we had 4 month kid..
User :   she is 21
Doctor :   do you mean your wife has chicken pox - or has been in contact with someone who has chicken pox?
User :   no..she had chicken pox,,
User :   for a past 5 days
Doctor :   ok..
Doctor :   Is there any specific information or advice you are looking for?
User :   i want to protect me from chicken pox..
User :   can i take vaccination..
User :   to protect me..
Doctor :   have you had chicken pox before- in child hood?
User :   yes..
User :   in the age of 13..
Doctor :   Ok- if you have had chicken pox before - and are otherwise healthy
Doctor :   you don't need to take the vaccine-
Doctor :   because- your attack of chicken pox at 13 would have given you life long immunity
User :   okay..
Doctor :   just eat well
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
User :   okay..
User :   one more query..
User :   There...
Doctor :   ya tell me
User :   how can we prevent pregnancy..
Doctor :   use contraceptives
User :   is emergency contractive pills is the best ..?
Doctor :   not the best
Doctor :   it is ony to be used in case of an emergency
User :   then contraceptives mean..
Doctor :   contraceptives mean anything from barrier contraceptives like condoms
Doctor :   oral cnotraceptives for women..whihc are base don hormones progesterone and oestrogen
User :   How about Cipla I pill
Doctor :   I-pill is the emergency contraceptive pill
Doctor :   one sec I think you did not understand clearly
User :   yes..
Doctor :   "Contrception/contraceptive" is a general term
Doctor :   it is a term which is used to describe any method to prevent conception and pregnancy
Doctor :   i-pill is one type of contraceptive pill
Doctor :   that is used for emergency after sexual exposure
User :   okay..i had sex with my wife ..
Doctor :   i hope it is clear
User :   on yesterday
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   without using any other contraception?
User :   yes..
Doctor :   ok then you may use the i-pill
Doctor :   i mean you can ask your wife to take it
User :   okay..Fine..
Doctor :   but repeated use of i-pill is not recommended
User :   let me know the other contraceptives..
Doctor :   condom is the one with least side effects since you are not taking any chemicals into the body
Doctor :   there are other pills for women
Doctor :   which are to be taken over the moenth according to their cycle
Doctor :   e.g Mala- D
Doctor :   Ovral
Doctor :   then there are Intra Uterine DEvices
Doctor :   like Copper T which are very effective, but will requiere you to go to a gynecologist for insertion
User :   okay..
Doctor :   so make your choice wisely
User :   Fine..
User :   okay Doctor..Thanks For ur support..
Doctor :   anything else ?
User :   nothing..
Doctor :   I have others waiting in the queue
Doctor :   ok then
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   carry on wioth ur s
User :   bye
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