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Should i take vacerilla immunoglobulin if i am pregnant and have been exposed to chicken pox?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: VZIG is recommended if you are within 5 days of delivery to help prevent catastrophic neonatal disease in your baby. It is not generally recommended during pregnancy.The effect on the fetus is variable with sources listing about 4% with evidence of infection, skin scars, etc.This is something you can discuss at length with your doc.

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