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Traditional methods not effective for chickenpox: doctors

Update: March, 14/2018 - 09:00
A doctor examines a child with chickenpox at HCM City’s Paediatrics Hospital No.1. - VNA/VNS Photo Phương Vy
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HCM CITY - Traditional treatment methods are not a solution to cure chickenpox, doctor Trương Hữu Khanh, head of HCM City’s Paediatrics Hospital No.1’s infectious and nervous diseases department said.

Drinking or bathing in liquid made from rice stubble roots does not treat chickenpox. Sometimes it even may cause itchy and infected skin. Drinking too much of the liquid may result in poisoning, he said.

He warned parents not to treat the disease by themselves. These methods may make the disease more serious.

According to doctors, chickenpox can be treated with a type of drug called Acyclorvir along with other methods such as fever release, applying anti-bacterial medicine, and cleaning the skin.

“Chickenpox can be prevented by an injected vaccine. Children can be immunised from 18 months old. Women who are about to have a baby should be vaccinated at least two months before the pregnancy,” he said.

The number of chickenpox patients admitted to hospitals in northern and southern regions has increased in recent months. The disease may cause complications and even death if patients are not treated correctly.

Doctors advise that patients should avoid taking drugs without a prescription and go to a health clinic if they notice symptoms. - VNS

 

 

 

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