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Suffering from chicken pox, viral infection. Prescribed monocef-o, aciclovir, zincovit. Should antibiotics be stopped?

My wife is suffering from chicken pox for three days. Doctor prescribed Monocef-o 200mg 2 tabs daily, Aciclovir 2 tabs daily, Zincovit 1 tab daily, becelac 1 tab daily. She has already started taking these medicines. I think I should drop the antibiotic . Will it be desirable to discontinue antibiotic at this stage because it is viral infection fever . what else i should do.
Asked On : Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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As such according to the standard references there is no role of prophylactic antibiotics in chicken pox.Meticulous skin care,nail scraping to avoid trauma due to itching and anti-itching medicines such as hydroxyzine or avil.

Hence you can stop monocef-o if there is no infection at present.

Continue with the rest of the medicines as advised.

Hope this will help you.

Wish you good health.
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