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Caring for my dad during chemo and I have a cold. Should i stay away or is it okay?

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In brief: Wear a mask

Most forms of chemotherapy weakens the immune system so if you have a cold it will be easier for your dad to catch your cold.
You can check with his doctor but i would recommend wearing a mask when around him to help him stay healthy. Wash your hands often and practice good hygiene.

In brief: Wear a mask

Most forms of chemotherapy weakens the immune system so if you have a cold it will be easier for your dad to catch your cold.
You can check with his doctor but i would recommend wearing a mask when around him to help him stay healthy. Wash your hands often and practice good hygiene.
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