I have been diagnosed with dengue and have been told to complete bed rest. What things should be eaten in order to restrict blood platelets count lowering? And what should be avoided?

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You can eat papaya, dragon fruit have plenty of fruit juices (not with ice) and plenty of fluids. Avoid dehydration.
Main worry in dengue is not just platelets but dehydration. Focus on plenty of liquids especially citrus fruit juices like lime lemon etc. With respect to platelets monitor blood levels daily or alternate day depending on initial counts. If you notice any bleeding gums or dark red or black spots like dots over depended part. Consult physician. Although not proven but papaya is said to prevent platelets from dropping. No harm in eating. Take care.
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