INSTRUCTIONS FOR PATIENTS WITH NEAUTROPENIA

  • Use mouth washes regularly 3-4 times a day after every food
  • Peri-anal region should be cleaned with soap water and betadine applied twice daily
  • Daily bath should be taken if ambulant
  • Hospital clothes should be used. If not, clothes should be washed and drycleaned daily. Please avoid dhoby-wash.
  • Nails should be cut carefully. Shaving need not be done
  • Avoid eating salads, fruits with skin such as grapes, guaya etc. Always eat fresh steam cooked foods (in pressure cooker). Only oranges and bananas can be taken
  • Non vegetarian foods are better avoided except for eggs
  • It is better to eat semi-solid foods than soups and juices to avoid constipation
  • Avoid FRESH fruit juices, honey, cheese, cream biscuits, raw vegetables, half boiled eggs.
  • Any food bought from streets or stored foods should not be given
  • Ice creams and cold items can be used, if prepared at home hygienically
  • There is no need to force food intake, as increase food intake will not help in increasing the blood counts
  • Avoid taking any flowers , fur clothes/teddy bears inside the room
  • All attenders should wash their hands with soap and water, wear mask before entering in.Avoid entering, if there is common cold or cough. All attenders should inform nurses before entering the room.
  • Donot bring unnecessary items from home. If you bring any, it should be cleaned by nurses before taking in.
  • The doors should always be closed. The windows should be covered all the times.
  • Only use sterile, water for drinking and bathing (cooled hot water)
  • Attenders if they want to sit inside should wear an apron
  • Attenders should not shake hands or hug the patients
  • Donot leave any wastes or unused food inside the room.
  • If there is any shivering, or if you are feeling hot, inform the nurse immediately as you may need blood culture.
  • Do not panic if there is bleeding from nose or if you have black or bloody stools. All you have to do is to inform the nurse immediately and ask the nurse for help.
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