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Diet during chickenpox, pregnant - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello Dr
User :   What is diet during chickenpox?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   Chickenpox is a viral infection, producing fever along with lesions over body.
Doctor :   It is usually seen when there is low immunity.
User :   ok..thanks, can I take HOT MILK - as my mother said I should not take any hot food.
Doctor :   So, the diet would be which increases the immunity.
Doctor :   Consume lots of green leafy vegetables.
Doctor :   avoid oily and spicy food.
Doctor :   Hot milk would be fine, but make it sure its of bearable temperature.
User :   Ok...thank you...Can I take food with regular salt level? or I should avoid salt completely?
Doctor :   avoid meat and fish as this increases the chances of superadded infections and also the body wouldn be in right state to digest it all.
Doctor :   drink lots of fluids like water and fruit juices.
User :   ok. Should I take any tablet for fever (100 C)?
Doctor :   yes, salt can be taken at regular levels.
Doctor :   I feel if fever is more than 100 you can Tab DOLO 500mg thrice a day for 5 days but if less than 100 and if bearable avoid any medications.
User :   ok...second questions there any clinical test to confirm the infection during incubation period ( I am asking this for my wife & she is 7 weeks pregnant)?
User :   ok doctor...thank you very much.
Doctor :   Only Antibodies test can be done. Its IgG and IgM for VZV.
User :   No more questions at this moment, thanks
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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