In the febrile conditions associated with this group of diseases light fever diet is all that is required, or that the patient would care to take.

In chyluria the amount of discharge in the urine and the milkiness of it vary with the character of the food taken. A too fatty diet, therefore, should be avoided, as it distresses the patient without benefiting him in the least. Repair of the ruptured lymphatic, which is the immediate cause of the presence of the chyle in the urine, is facilitated by temporarily eliminating all fatty material from the diet, and restricting the intake of fluid.