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A 33-year-old female asked:

My son recently got a very severe case of chickenpox requiring hospital admission and developed a secondary infection and cellulitis of the eye. will my daughter who suffers febrile seizures also get the same severity of it?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Hard to predict: Her history of febrile seizures would have no relationship to whether or not she has a significant problem. Incubation period is 10-21 days with average 14. If she breaks out and you bathe her often & monitor the spots, you can stop most 2ndary infections before they get out of hand.

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Last updated Jul 3, 2017

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