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A 32-year-old female asked:

Exposed to chicken pox then went to get the vaccine the same day, now is my first day having the rashes. i am wondering if i nid to take acyclovir?

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Dr. Que Chu
Dr. Que Chuanswered
General Practice 47 years experience
Chickenpox treatment: If you have never had chickenpox or been vaccinated and you are exposed to chickenpox and you received varicella vaccine right away will greatly reduced your risk of getting sick. Some studies show 90% of prevention of the illness if vaccine given within 3 days of exposure and 70% if given within 5 days of exposure.If you do get sick, the illness is much milder. Good luck!!!

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