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Food To Be Eaten During Chicken Pox
Family practice: You can eat anything that you can tolerate. Soup is always good. ...Read more
Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more
I have chicken pox, what food should I avoid? Can the skin harsh be gone forever? It looks really bad, so many on my face
Limit sugar and processed foods. No corn syrup. No sodas. Limit dairy, especially if mouth sores are present. Fermented dairy is OK (yogurt or kefir).
Use foods that will boost your immune system.
Juices rich in vitamin A and C, such as fresh carrot juice or fresh squeezed lemon juice with water and honey
Chicken soup (chicken should be organic or at least antibiotic and hormone free)
Vegetable broth with shiitake mushrooms
Diagnosed shingles on 13th aug. Kids at home aged 1 year n 3 years. My son isn't immunized for chicken pox. Can patient cook food n hold kid?
Not the best idea.: There is no medical reason to prevent you from having sex while one of you has chicken pox. You have obviously already had shared exposure to the illness. However, patients with chicken pox are usually quite sick with fever and flu-type symptoms and are physically uncomfortable. I would advise you give it a rest until the patient feels fine and nothing remains but a few scabbed and drying pox.. ...Read more
Chickenpox: Yes. You can eat anything you want. Chickenpox is caused by the varicella zoster virus and doesn't have anything to do with chickens. There is antiviral medicine (acyclovir, valcyclovir) that will kill the virus and shorten the course of chickenpox, thereby minimizing scarring. See your doctor. ...Read more
Beneficial practice: Regular bathing reduces the chance that the blisters of chickenpox will be invaded by bacterial agents. Group a strep, staph & others find the weeping lesions a fertile breeding ground. People are >50x more likely to get flesh eating strep during cpx. Most adults would choose to bathe with these odds but some may not. ...Read more
I work really hard to stay in shape and eat right. Now I have a diagnosis of chicken pox. What else can I do so that it doesn't affect my overall health?
Keep healthy: Generally speaking, chicken pox is a self limited infection that causes an itchy and uncomfortable rash and some other symptoms. Unless you experience a complication with it, it should not have any lasting effects on your health. Continue eating healthy, exercising, etc and you should be fine. The infection is worse the older you are so see your doctor if you have any concerns. ...Read more
Chicken pox diet?: While I wouldn't advise simultaneous intake of pizza and pastrami as a general health rule, there's nothing specifically wrong with eating that while you have chicken pox. ...Read more
Are we supposed to lere a baby with chicken pox sleep long during the day or make sure he sleeps at night?
Whenever they want: Sleep is going to be thrown off during any illness in a baby or child. Rest is an important part of them getting better though. So let them sleep when they want to during an illness. You can straighten out day and night when they are back in good health. It's a great time to do extra cuddling, take a nap with them and give extra love and attention. ...Read more
Depends: Most women today do not reach child bearing years without having had chickenpox or the vaccine. That vaccine became available more than a decade ago for those over a year of age. If you had chickenpox or a blood test says you are immune, there is no reason to avoid it. If not immune, you should and a vaccination after delivery would be a good idea. ...Read more
Probably not: Chances are good that no harm will come to baby, but timing is a factor. If you get chicken pox during first or second trimester of pregnancy, there's a slight risk (less than 2 percent overall) that your baby will get something called congenital varicella syndrome. The risk is highest (about 2 percent) if you're infected between 13 and 20 weeks' gestation. At 6 mos. Virtually no risk. ...Read more
Confusing question: If you have been immunized or had prior infections with these agents, it is unlikely you would become infected during pregnancy. However, if not immune, pregnant women can and do become infected with either or both. The vaccines for both are not recommended during pregnancy, although many who have received them without knowing of their pregnancy turned out fine. ...Read more
No.: Early in pregnancy (first 3 months), there is very little chance that the fetus will develop chickenpox, and even then, fetuses don't have an immune system yet and can't develop immunity. Chickenpox later in pregnancy can be serious business, however. Even if you're early, you need to inform your obstetrician, who may wish to treat you with Acyclovir even though risks at that stage are small. ...Read more
What happens if you have chicken pox during early pregnancy, is the child then immune to chicken pox?
See Your Doctor Now: "Chickenpox early pregnancy" can result in fetal infection & must be avoided. If mom contracts the virus during the 1st to early 2nd trimester, Congenital Varicella Syndrome can occur & lead to brain damage, limb & eye deformities, fetal death & more. Fetal death rate is also higher if maternal infection occurs 5 days before to 2 days after delivery. See your doctor now for treatment options. ...Read more
Few documented: There have been many episodes where a woman received these vaccines & later found out they were pregnancy. At last review, no adverse outcomes were documented. Physicians generally prefer to avoid any live vaccine during pregnancy out of caution. Non living vaccines like DtaP are actually part of today's standard of care.. ...Read more
What diet should be taken during chicken pox, my boyfriend is suffering from chicken pox, n he is having high fever n small blister al over his body?
Needs good hydration: Drink lots of liquids. Other than that, eat a normal diet as tolerated. If he's not hungry, don't worry about that too much as long as he's drinking well. If he's hungry, he should eat. If there are sores in the mouth, then salty or spicy or acidic foods might be painful, so stick with bland foods for the time being. ...Read more
Acne like bumps on forearms for now over 6months after chicken pox occured. I have been to various doc eaten anti biotics tried scabies lotion pls help?
Dermatology consult: Get a skin culture and bipsy- then you will received treatmnt. ...Read more
Yes: Enjoy your food and get well soon ...Read more
I am on 12th day of chicken pox no more new blisters only 3 of them are in process of crusting can I drink cola and also eat nuts?
Seems like you are getting better and you are at the tail end of your disease.
Yes you can drink cola and eat nuts! ...Read more
Probably not: If you got vzig during early or mid pregnancy, it was likely an effort to avoid CP during pregnancy & possible effects on the fetus. Vzig is a transient protection, lasting at high levels for the first wk & dropping off to nothing after a month or so. If it was given within a wk or so of birth, baby might have transient protection. If earlier, I wouldn't count on it. ...Read more
Can you pass chicken pox along to hospital patients (infants and children) during the early stages of shingles?
Yes: You are infective if you have active lesions, and should not exposure the lesions to vulnerable people. ...Read more
Not recommended: Neither of them are recommended because of possible harmful effect to the developing fetus, although not well documented. ...Read more
1 Stay at home as it is very contagious
2 Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) if you have fever
3Take Benadryl for itching
4Drink plenty of fluids
5Ask your doctor for a course of Anti Viral therapy early on like Zovirax for 5 days to shorten the course of disease
Most of the time you will recover in 7to10days
If any complications consult your Doctor asap ...Read more
Respiratory or touch: Wild chickenpox is transmitted by infected patients from 24 hours or more before the first spots for 6 days after the first ones appear. It can pass as airborne particles or through direct contact with secretions. A few hours in the room with a patient can pass it to a susceptible person. After passage, it incubates from 10-21 days before causing spots. A vaccine is available to prevent it. ...Read more
Rare if ever: If you had true cpx after a year of age you likely have lifelong immunity. People with immune defects or after a bone marrow transplant may be susceptible. Some kids having it under 6mo may be only partially protected, but there are few available to confirm this. Many blister producing illnesses are mislabeled as cpx, so many assume they have it again when misdiagnosed. ...Read more