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Effect of taking tablet on baby - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   hi
User :   My wife had delivered a baby girl 10 days back
Doctor :   ok
User :   She and baby are staying with my in laws now
Doctor :   ok
User :   My brotherin law has come from gulf now , he is affected from chicken pox
Doctor :   ok
User :   every body in her house have taken a tablet called Zovirax
Doctor :   ok
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User :   can my wife take it as she is breast feeding now
User :   Iam 28,Male,Operations manager,
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   zovirax passes into breast milk
Doctor :   it should be used with caution only if absolutely necessary
Doctor :   and unavoidable
User :   will that affect my baby
Doctor :   it could cause some side effects
Doctor :   it is advisable to avoid it if possible
Doctor :   if its possible for your wife to come back
Doctor :   and avoid contact
Doctor :   it is better for her avoid the medicine
User :   Will chicken pox spread in air or is there any medicine to stop spreading chicken pox
Doctor :   chicken pox spreads by air
Doctor :   there is vaccination available for chicken pox
User :   currently the affected person is staying away ie living in another floor, will that suffice
Doctor :   but 1) its not administered in infants under 1yr
Doctor :   the affected person should not stay in the same area
Doctor :   it can spread by air droplets
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User :   s
User :   thanks a ton
Doctor :   ok
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User :   any other solution you can offer
Doctor :   i advice isolation of the mother
Doctor :   if absolutely unavoidable use zovirax as advised by your gen physicain
Doctor :   under observation
User :   can I hospitalise my brother in law , how much time will it for chicken pox to get cured
Doctor :   2-3 weeks atleast
Doctor :   you can get your wife home for that time
User :   that would create family problems
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   then you can ask the gen physician for zovirax on observation
User :   cant the affected person take some medicine so that it stays with himself
Doctor :   or hospitalize your brother in law
User :   is it possibe
Doctor :   they will remain infective
Doctor :   anything else i can help you with?
User :   Fine Dr, thanks a lot, it was really very helpfull.
Doctor :   u r wlcome
Doctor :   bye for now
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