There are several things
you can do for your child to prevent
complications of bone marrow suppression. Your
child may be given specific medications to help
stimulate the production of cells in the bone
marrow. While you are waiting for your child's
blood counts to return to a healthy range,
consider the following:
- Your child should avoid strenuous
activity, contact sports, or heavy lifting.
Avoid having your child blow his/her nose or
Avoid harsh, raw vegetables, or foods with
rough surfaces in your child's diet.
- Avoid allowing your child to consume
Encourage your child to eat high-protein
your child use an antiseptic mouthwash
Encourage your child to drink plenty of
- Keep all scratches clean and covered.
- Girls should not shave their legs or
underarms; boys should not shave facial
sure your child, and anyone who comes in
close contact with your child, washes
his/her hands frequently.
Avoid uncooked fruits and vegetables, as
they can transmit bacteria.
Avoid coming in contact with anyone who is
ill with a contagious disease.