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Chicken pox, scabs dropping off. Any restrictions to abide by?

My children age 4 and 9 got chicken pox 10 days ago. I too (age 39) got it. We are now just waiting for the scabs to drop off and plan to be back in circulation (school) in 3 days. Are there any dietary restrictions at this stage. SO far we have maintained a light, vegetarian diet but being non-veg , we are missing eating our regular eggs and chicken. Pls advice
Asked On : Mon, 17 Dec 2012
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Thank you for your query.

There is no dietary restriction in chickenpox. You are unnecessarily imposing a restriction on yourself.

I suggest that your children and you should attend school/work only after all the scabs have fallen as they are infectious till they are dry and fall off.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing you and your children all the best.


Rajiv K Khandelwal
Answered: Mon, 12 Aug 2013
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