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What kind of food can I give for my mother suffering from chicken pox? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Feb-2014
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User:Hello Doctor
Doctor:please proceed with your query
User:my mother is being infected with chicken pox..I want to know what should be given to her as food?
Doctor:give her bland diet
Doctor:rice porridge
Doctor:plain idlis
User:and is it true that she should not take a bath for a week?
Doctor:she can take bath
Doctor:no harm in it
User:ok..and how long will it take for her to be completely cured?
Doctor:10 to 14 days
User:and one more it normal for an adult to be infected with chicken pox.?
Doctor:it is normal
User:ok..would you like to prescribe any medicines?
Doctor:I usually prescribe my patients tablet dolo 650mg thrice daily for fever
Doctor:Tablet Cetrizine 10mg at night
Doctor:Calamine lotion on the skin lesiosn
Doctor:Tablet Acyclovir 400mg five times a day only if required
User:noted...Thanks a lot for your advice
Doctor:you are welcome
Doctor:wish your mother quick recovery
Doctor:are you done with the chat for now?
Doctor:it seems like you are done with the chat for now
Doctor:Bye for now
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