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Dr. James Ferguson
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Chickenpox (Definition)

Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more


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Do they test babies for chickenpox with titers?

Do they test babies for chickenpox with titers?

I never have: For the seasoned physician, chickenpox has typical enough blisters in most cases that confirmation by blood test is unnecessary & impractical. If there is concern that grandma's diagnosis a month ago was wrong, its less expensive to vaccinate the child than do titers. In young adults & women considering pregnancy who want to be sure they are protected titers have great value. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of chickenpox in babies?

What are some symptoms of chickenpox in babies?

Skin lesions: The easiest way to describe chickenpox is when you look at the skin lesions they all appear to be in different stages. The rash you see goes from a pink dot, to small fluid filled blisters to lesions that appear crusted. Thy are all seen at the same time. Lesions crop up for about 5 days, everywhere. Including inside the mouth and other parts of the body. Very itchy. Also have fever, tired, aches. ...Read more

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Can my unimmunized infant catch chickenpox from my immunized child who has been exposed but has no rash?

Can my unimmunized infant catch chickenpox from my immunized child who has been exposed but has no rash?

Highly doubtful.: Infants seldom if ever get chicken pox, because they are protected for the first year of their lives by antibodies received from the mother. That's why children are not given the chicken pox vaccine until age 1. If the mother never had chicken pox or the vaccine, and thus has no antibodies, the baby would be susceptible; but that's a very rare situation these days. ...Read more

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My newborn has chicken pox, what to do?

See the doctor: See the doctor soon to confirm the diagnosis.Newborns have less immunity and are at higher risk for complications, see the doctor soon, it also suggests that you are not immune to chickenpox otherwise your baby would not have gotten chickenpox this soon. ...Read more

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My newborn has chicken pox.please. What do I do?

Discuss with the doc: Depending on the timing this can be very serious.Those infected during or soon after birth can develop fatal complications. There are supportive meds available but need to be started quickly. Kids that become infected after a few weeks are less likely to have big problems, Call the doc now. ...Read more

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My newborn baby that 19, days old and she keeps crying i think she constipated, what can I give my new infant baby for the pain. Can suppositories use?

My newborn baby that 19, days old and she keeps crying i think she constipated, what can I give my new infant baby for the pain. Can suppositories use?

Constipation: Is hard and infrequent stools. You can give a glycerin suppository once and see igf that helps. Baby may be crying if mom is breastfeeding and drinking milk, eating dairy. If using milk based formula then can also cause tummy ache. Baby could be colicky too.. Go see your doctor and discuss this. You will feel better and so will baby! ...Read more

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Is there really no issue to be around newborns after getting the chicken pox vaccination?

Is there really no issue to be around newborns after getting the chicken pox vaccination?

Yes it is safe: C pox vaccine is a live vaccine that could in theory be contagious if the person who got the vaccine develops a c pox rash; this is extremely uncommon, so if you develop the rash after the vaccine dont have contact with the newborn until the rash resolves. ...Read more

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