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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My son got chicken pox today third day, which medicine to used.Doctor has given anti viralLOVIR 800, for 5-days. Is it advisable to use theses tablets
User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
User :   what is answer of my Q?
Doctor :   yes it is advisable to use the medicine mentioned
User :   what food to avoid
Doctor :   no restrictions in food
User :   how long it will take to cover up
Doctor :   usually a week to fortnight
User :   is it important for him to have viral medicine
Doctor :   it will reduce the morbidity (suffering). and will make him recover faster
User :   any side effects medicine (LOVIR 800)
User :   my son is 17 of age
Doctor :   it has the usual side effects like headache, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting
Doctor :   mild joint pains
Doctor :   dizziness
User :   after recover,, will all the marks of blister will go off
Doctor :   the incidence is very low and only in less than 2% you see the side effects
Doctor :   most of the blisters do not leave any permanent mark but some do leave a scar
Doctor :   which is permanent
User :   other family members in house can go for vaccination
Doctor :   if they have suffered from chicken pox in the childhood than no need other wise it is advisable especially adults to get vaccinated
User :   for how many days , i should take antiviral medicine (lovir800) and how many tablets
Doctor :   for how many days and how frequent has it been prescribed to you by your doctor
User :   yes for five days 4 tablets a day
Doctor :   the dosage and duration varies and it is best guided by the clinical examination. since the doctor who prescribed you the lovir18 has clinically examined you follow his advise in this regard
User :   lovir 18 or 800
Doctor :   lovir800*
User :   okay
User :   thnx
User :   u wew very usefull to me
Doctor :   thanks for consulting health care magic
Doctor :   bye for now
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