Can You Drink Alcohol If You Have Chicken Pox?


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I would not recommend drinking alcohol if you're suffering from chicken pox, as it'll weaken your immune system and significantly delay your recovery time.

Chicken pox and alcohol
Chicken pox in adults is a relatively-serious condition, and I would recommend you keep your body in good condition for fighting the infection.

Drinking alcohol will have two very negative consequences:

  • Consuming alcohol will deprive your body of nutrients, leaving you weaker when trying to fight off the virus.
  • Alcohol dehydrates your body and will make you feel weaker and more susceptible to complications.
The dangers of drinking whilst suffering from Chicken pox As well as the above, adults who suffer from Chicken pox are usually prescribed antibiotics and pain killers, both of which react badly when mixed with alcohol.

Although Chicken pox may seem like a relatively harmless disease that most of us get as children, in adults the condition is far more serious.

It can lead to shingles (herpes zoster) and, in severe cases, may even lead to death.

I would recommend leaving the booze alone and stick to some rest, plenty of water, and home-made chicken soup.
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Anonymous commented

Myself Leslie residing in muscat, I recently got chicken pox. Say 3 weeks back. Now I'm fit and fine. But only the marks have remained. I'm not eating any oily foods.

Suggest me something for this to heal. And is it fine to have alcohol until its healed?

Awaiting for your kind reply.

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