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What kind of food should i eat when having chickenpox?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Whatever you want: In spite of "pop" and internet fringe sites, diet has little or no known impact on the vast majority of diseases. Life's too complicated already without non-evidence-based diet advice. Eat what you ordinarily would eat. I'm sorry you got the chickenpox == because you're sick, i won't even bug you for now about "healthy eating!" wishing you a speedy recovery.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Oral/ lip blisters: If lesions are effecting mouth/lips avoid particularly salty or spicy foods. Hydrate well with water. Sugar free gelatins and popsicles can be gentle on the mouth – where as hard foods may be rougher on blisters.

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