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What are the precautions to be taken to prevent pneumonia? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 18-Dec-2013
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User:I have query abt. my 2 years daugther
User:on nov. 10 she diagonised by pneumonia
User:and doctore suggestd 7 days antibiotics, now she is fine, but i want to what precautionary do i need to take in future
User:and also let me know what diet i can provide her?
Doctor:I will help you with this
User:ok, thnx
Doctor:The precautions would be to keep her warm
Doctor:Build her general immunity by giving her highly nutritious foods like nuts and grains
User:sorry she is 4 years old and going to school as well
Doctor:She must stay away from cold water as much as possible
Doctor:To drink, give her only boiled and warm water
Doctor:Also, hot showers to bath
Doctor:She must wear warm clothes
Doctor:She should not consume food from outside
Doctor:At all times, she must take home made food
Doctor:Do not give her refrigerated food items
Doctor:No cold drinks, and cold ice creams
Doctor:Are you following me?
User:yes, I am already following all the mentioned facts by you, what are all the fruits i can provide her in this winter season
Doctor:more of fruits could trigger a cold
Doctor:So, you could perhaps give her half XXXXXXX
Doctor:half mosambi
Doctor:No bananas please
Doctor:Rest of all the fruits, give in moderation
Doctor:You can give her hot soups
Doctor:corn flakes
Doctor:This can help boost her immunity
User:is there any chances of reoccurance of this again in future, do i need any vaccination?
Doctor:You can give her pneumococcal vaccines
Doctor:Recurrence is there only when her immunity drops
User:what it the age for this vaccination?
Doctor:After 2 years, you can give it
User:so she is 4, then i can provide her now any time right?
Doctor:that is right
User:How much pneumococcal vaccines will be effective for non-reoccurance of this disease?
Doctor:Almost by 90%
User:thnx Doctor, thats is i want to know
User:thnx for your time.
Doctor:My pleasure
Doctor:Wish your daughter and you a good health
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