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Date : 25-Mar-2014
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User:Hi Doctor,I am suffering from chicken pox
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User:now the problem is I have severe cough and cold,frequent fever,loss of apetite and most probably low pressure..what should I do?
Doctor:The symptoms you describe is common with viral infections.
Doctor:You should drink plenty of fluids, take fruits and vegetables
Doctor:and if need vitamin supplements.
User:it has been 5 days now..still no it normal?
Doctor:It is important to be followed up with doctor who will monitor the progress of infection.
Doctor:Some cases might need hospitalization.
Doctor:Have you confirmed what you have is chicken pox with a doctor?
Doctor:Then did the doctor prescribe you any medicines?
User:Taxim O 200 mg is what he precribed and vitamin tablets
User:I hope you are there?
Doctor:Yes, I am here.
Doctor:Let me brief you now.
User:ok please
Doctor:As I explained earlier, chicken pox and other viral infection has other associated symptoms.
Doctor:Low appetite, fever, body pains, nausea, nasal congestion and cough are the common associated complaints.
Doctor:these symptoms settle down as body fights against this infection.
Doctor:Since we do not have specific antiviral drugs from chicken pox infection, these symptoms are to be managed symptomatically.
Doctor:Taxim o prescribed to you is an antibiotic to take care of secondary infection.
Doctor:It will not help in treating the infection perse.
Doctor:You can add multivitamin pills along with taxim o.
Doctor:If the cough is troubling your daily activities, I would also add cough formulas such as benadryl to take care of it.
Doctor:Recovery period is individualized for every individual. It may take between 10 - 15 days in most people.
Doctor:Rarely the condition can cause complicated symptoms that needs hospitalization.
Doctor:Without an option to examine you directly, I have limited abilities to understand the severity of complaints.
Doctor:I would only suggest that you keep patience and see your doctor regularly.
Doctor:Start multivitamin and cough syrup forumala. Paracetamol can be taken whenever you develop fever.
Doctor:Your doctor who is monitoring your condition should be able to added other treatment as and when required.
Doctor:have you followed what I suggested?
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:yes doctor..thanks alot for your more querry ..will the rashes leave marks in my face permanently?
Doctor:There would be scar marks for a while, but most of those scars should fade away with time.
Doctor:Rarely do these leave behind permanent scars.
Doctor:Do you have any more questions?
User:no doc.thanks a lot for your advice
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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