Neutropenia

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General Hygiene
• Bathe daily and stay clean.
- Be sure to wash your feet, groin, armpits, and other moist, sweaty areas - Wash your hands with soap and clean running water for 20 seconds - Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with dirty fingers - Frequent gentle mouth care with a soft toothbrush - Avoid anything grown in dirt – it has bacteria on it - Avoid contact with live plants or flowers (soil and standing water may have germs) - Don’t clean kitty litters.

- Limit contact with pets (especially litter boxes or bird cages) • Do not have any dental work done
• Do not receive any immunizations
• Avoid activities that might result in breaks in the skin, such as: - Use of razor blades (Do not shave your head with a razor, cautiously use a trimmer - instead)
- Use of rectal or vaginal suppositories, enemas, or douches - Gardening or cleaning without gloves
- Accidental skin cuts, Needle sticks etc.

• DIET
Foods to avoid:
- Uncooked or unclean or raw fruits or vegetables
- Fresh fruits or vegetables (uncooked)
- Raw meats or raw fish or raw eggs, raw milk, raw honey - Hot dogs, deli meats, or processed meats (unless they have been cooked just before eating) - Any food that contains mold (for example, blue cheese, including that in salad dressings) - Frozen or dried fruits

- Anything grown in dirt or anything that may carry bacteria - Wash all fruits and vegetables thoroughly
- Avoid eating uncooked food or food that cannot be washed - Do not eat any cooked food that has been left at room temperature for 2 hours or more -Check expiration dates on food and do not buy or use if the food is out of date. -Do not buy or use food in cans that are swollen, dented, or damaged. -Thaw foods in the refrigerator...
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