Are there any diet restrictions for chicken pox patients?

Nothing special. The primary focus with this or other illnesses is hydration, so fluids or fluid containing foods are important. Other than the fluid focus, i will feed them whatever they are willing to eat.Some have significant mouth blisters and may not tolerate some solids.

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with chicken pox anymore?

Less but still seen. The chickenpox is still seen in a variety of situations, including day care centers, often in kids below 1 yr ( before vaccinated) or among those avoiding vaccines.The illness is often most contageous thru droplet or saliva just before the breakout, so exposures are often unrecognized & the 2-3 wk incubation period makes identifying a source difficult.Imported cases from unvaccinated areas continue. Read more...
Occasionally. With the vaccine for chicken pox given now at 1 yr and a booster at age 4yr, it isn't as common, but we do still see it. Read more...

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?

Yes... The key to preventing any transmission is LOTS of hand washing and avoid direct contact with the shingles lesions. Read more...
Can call Dr. today. If there is no good medical reason to avoid the vaccine, and if the son has not had chicken pox disease, he can get the vaccine today to help prevent catching the disease. That means an unvaccinated child can get the vaccine at the time he is exposed to the virus, as a way of preventing him from developing the disease. So, it's time to call the doctor. Read more...
Understand disease. Shingles differs from primary chickenpox in its method of transmission. The germ can pass from the debris that comes from the sores but not your saliva or airborne after a cough.Fastidious care to avoid contamination can reduce the risk for the kids, but immunization is still their best mode of protection. Read more...

Does living in the same house with that of a chicken pox patient necessarily lead to contacting that disease?

Yes if never before. All household members are at risk for contracting chicken pox if one member has active chicken pox and these household members have never had chicken pox. If they have contracted chicken pox in the past, then there is theoretically no risk. Read more...
Depends. Most adults (>90%) have blood test evidence of prior chickenpox even if they don't remember having the disease. Prior disease gives permanent immunity. If not immune the risk is there. As little as 1/2 hour spent in the same room with a chickenpox patient is enough to transfer the disease. Read more...

If I give prednisolone in case of chicken pox patient, have any side effect?

Can make it worse. Prednisolone can suppress the natural response to the inflammation and increase the intensity of the outbreak. Read more...
Too risky. You can precipitate varicella zoster pneumonia and you won't be able to defend yourself in court. Read more...

Are there any precautions or restrictions associated with the chicken pox vaccine?

Yes. Not recommended under 1 year of age, to organ transplant recipients, to people getting chemotherapy or immunosuppression for other conditions, have aids or other low-immunity diseases, and to people with other rare conditions. Read more...
Yes. As with other vaccines, chicken pox vaccine should not be given to children with a moderate or severe illness with or without fever until well. Pregnant women and children receiving high dose steroids or with certain immunodeficiencies should not be immunized. Anyone with an anaphylactic allergy to neomycin or gelatin should also not be immunized. Read more...
Yes. Since the chicken pox vaccine is a "live" vaccine, it should not be given to someone with an abnormal immune system, or to someone taking medication that suppresses the immune system. This includes cancer and transplant patients. Likewise, if there is a close contact of your child with any of these conditions, the vaccine should not be given. Read more...

Can you pass chicken pox along to hospital patients (infants and children) during the early stages of shingles?

Fomite transfer. Shingles may be the same virus but the ability to transfer to others is a bit different. Kids with chickenpox have the virus in their oral secretions at least a day before they break out & their viral load is heavy & transmission easy. With shingles you do not have virus in your secretions, only from any weeping lesions on your skin. Covering the area & close attention to hygiene can reduce the cha. Read more...
Yes. Varicella virus is transmitted from a shingles infection if another person comes into direct physical contact with the shingles lesions. Read more...
Yes. You are infective if you have active lesions, and should not exposure the lesions to vulnerable people. Read more...
Yes. It's possible to spread the herpes zoster virus from active skin lesions during an outbreak of shingles to a non-immune person and cause chicken pox. Direct contact with the blisters would be required. Read more...
Yes. Shingles is the reactivation of your childhood chicken pox virus that resides within you nervous system cells. That virus will cause chicken pox in any child that is not already immune to chicken pox, especially those < 1 year if age. It is passed by direct contact. . Read more...
Maybe. Shingles is contagious to people that have not had chicken pox or the vaccine but is only spread through direct contact with the lesions. Unlike chicken pox, it is not spread through the respiratory tract- ie- breathing on someone. So if a young child has not had the disease or the vaccine and came in contact with the lesions, they could get chicken pox from them. Read more...