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Okay to eat pizza when one has cold or possibly dengue?

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Is this okay to eat pizza when we have cold or possibly dengue?
Posted Sun, 23 Sep 2012 in Diet Plans
Answered by Dr. Hema Yadav 12 minutes later
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During a cold it's recommended to eat hot , soft , easily digestible home made food as much as feasible as this helps in better absorption of nutrients and plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration.However an occasional pizza ( avoiding extra spices) would not do any harm if adequately chewed and taken with good amount of fluids .
During a bout of Dengue ( viral hemorrhagic fever) its best to avoid it because the condition involves decrease in the body's platelet count ( cells which help in blood clotting). Thus there is a great risk of internal bleeding either from gastrointestinal tract or anywhere else in case of Dengue .
So as far as possible hard difficult to digest and spicy or processed foodstuffs are to be avoided and very importantly plenty of water and other fluids ( more than the usual intake ) is advisable .
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