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Treatment and prevention of complications of bone marrow suppression:

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 forcefully cough.
  • Avoid harsh, raw vegetables, or foods with rough surfaces in your child's diet.
  • Avoid allowing your child to consume alcohol.
  • Encourage your child to eat high-protein foods.
  • Have your child use an antiseptic mouthwash without alcohol.
  • Encourage your child to drink plenty of fluids.
  • Keep all scratches clean and covered.
  • Girls should not shave their legs or underarms; boys should not shave facial hair.
  • Make 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.