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Breastfeeding. Fever with watery blisters. Prescribed Zovirax. Suggested intake of medicine? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good morning
Doctor:xxxxxxx here
User:GM Doctor
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:My wife got fever with watery blisters that breaks since last eve
User:most probably some sort of pox
User:Pharmacy prescribed zovirax
Doctor:it is possibly chicken pox
Doctor:Zovirax is acyclovir
Doctor:It is the treatment for Chicken pox
Doctor:However, it is not required in all cases
Doctor:The mainstay of treatment for chicken pox is
Doctor:symptomatic treatment
Doctor:Calamine lotion on the affected areas
Doctor:Paracetamol for fever
Doctor:Anti-histamines for itching
Doctor:And rest and isolation
Doctor:Are you there?
User:internet issue
Doctor:Are you following me
Doctor:Please read the above text
User:problem is she is breastfeeding
Doctor:How old is the baby?
User:3 mnths
Doctor:It is better she does not feed the baby for a day or two
User:we hv isolated the baby
User:so she can take zovirax 800 or she shld avoid it
Doctor:It is better to avoid the drug
User:thank you
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:I wish your wife quick recovery
Doctor:Do you have more queries?
User:no thanks
Doctor:Great day ahead
Doctor:Bye for now
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