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Doctor insights on: Chicken Pocs

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Are chickin pocs air born?

Are chickin pocs air born?

Yes: Particularly during the respiratory phase of the illness the patient coughing will spew virus into the air and you can inhale the varicella-zoster virus which causes chickenpox and become infected. ...Read more

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Can I have chicken pox again?

Can I have chicken pox again?

Rare if ever: If you had true cpx after a year of age you likely have lifelong immunity.People with immune defects or after a bone marrow transplant may be susceptable.Some have questioned whether kids having it under 6mo may be only partially protected, but there are few available to confirm this.You can have a blood test to see if you have antibody protection.Some blistering conditions mimic cpx and are wrong. ...Read more

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If I mother has chicken pox while pregnant, will that child be immune to chicken pox?

If I mother has chicken pox while pregnant, will that child be immune to chicken pox?

For the first year.: Babies are born with antibodies to chicken pox that they get from the mother, but only for the first year. At age 1 they are then vaccinated. One caution: if chicken pox occurs during first third of pregnancy, there is a small (2%) risk of congenital chickenpox in the baby, so that risk needs to be discussed with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Can i eat chicken & eggs while having chikenpox?

Can i eat chicken & eggs while having chikenpox?

Yes: The common name of Varicella (chickenpox) has only a historical anecdotal relations to the actual disease. ...Read more

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Can chicken pox affect your period?

Can chicken pox affect your period?

Stress illness: If you are under severe stress, including illness, it can affect your period. ...Read more

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Can chicken pox from the vaccine (against chicken pox)?

Can chicken pox from the vaccine (against chicken pox)?

Yes and no: A small percentage of vaccine recipients can and do break out a week or more after varicella vaccination.This is not the wild chickenpox but a manifestation of the weakened vaccine virus. Most have fewer than a dozen lesions, compared with an average 200-250 with wild chickenpox. Such an event does provide longlasting protection from the wild chickenpox. ...Read more

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Can chicken pox affect your hair?

Can chicken pox affect your hair?

Confusing question: I'm not sure what you mean by "affect your hair" but chickenpox blisters are often found in the scalp.The lesions are shallow and seldom cause any long term change in scalp health or hair growth. ...Read more

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She you avoid chicken pox exposure during pregnancy?

She you avoid chicken pox exposure during pregnancy?

Depends: Most women today do not reach child bearing years without having had chickenpox or the vaccine. That vaccine became available more than a decade ago for those over a year of age. If you had chickenpox or a blood test says you are immune, there is no reason to avoid it.If not immune, you should and a vaccination after delivery would be a good idea. ...Read more

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My daughter got the chicken pox vaccination. What are the chances she'll still get chicken pox?

My daughter got the chicken pox vaccination. What are the chances she'll still get chicken pox?

Possibly: Introduced in the late 70's in Japan, the current CPx vaccine was not adopted in the us until the 90's. There are good data that one dose removes the risk of death with cpx, but likely only 85% get protective immunity from 1 dose, with that improving to >95% after 2 doses given at least a month apart. Time will tell if future boosters are needed but with 30+ years of worldwide data it looks good ...Read more

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How does chicken pox be avoided?

Vaccinate: Chickenpox is one of the most contagious illnesses that affect humans.As little as an hour in the same room with an infected person has a 95% rate of passing it on to susceptable persons.It can be passed in airborn droplets, saliva or debris from blisters. A vaccine has been available in the us since 1995. ...Read more

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Are shingles contagious if you've had chicken pox before?

Confusing question: You cannot catch shingles from an affected person but if susceptible, you could get chickenpox. If you have had Cpx before you will not be at risk from this person. Shingled differs from Cpx in being less contagious.The germ will not be in their saliva or a cough, just in the debris from the sores. ...Read more

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I have a chicken egg allergy, can I eat turkey eggs?

I have a chicken egg allergy, can I eat turkey eggs?

Don't recommend: I would not want you to learn the hard way that you are allergic to turkey eggs as well. If you want to know see an allergist and be tested. ...Read more

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Who gets vaccinated for chicken pox?

Who gets vaccinated for chicken pox?

Children over 1 year: Normal, healthy children over 1 year of age can get the chicken pox vaccine. A child who has already caught natural chicken pox disease usually doesn't need a vaccine (the parent should ask the child's doctor about it). Adults who are not immune to chicken pox may also be able to get the vaccine. ...Read more

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Can we eat chiken or goatmeat while we are suffering chicken pox.

Chickenpox: Yes. You can eat anything you want. Chickenpox is caused by the varicella zoster virus and doesn't have anything to do with chickens. There is antiviral medicine (acyclovir , valcyclovir) that will kill the virus and shorten the course of chickenpox, thereby minimizing scarring. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Hello,is eating grilled chicken healthier or boiled chicken?

Hello,is eating grilled chicken healthier or boiled chicken?

Depends: It is dependent on what you put on the chicken after it is cooked. Either grilling or boiling is fine, both about the same. ...Read more

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I've had chicken pox and i'm pregnant. Is it ok to be around a child who has chicken pox?

I've had chicken pox and i'm pregnant.  Is it ok to be around a child who has chicken pox?

Yes: Chickenpox in childhood should give you lifelong immunity. If unsure, your OB can check for the antibody (blood test) to make sure you're protected. However, make sure it is chickenpox and not some other viral infection (ie - parvovirus, cocksackie, etc) that can affect your pregnancy. If you're not sure, stay away and call your doc. ...Read more

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I had the chicken pox many years ago, is my 9 DAY old baby immune to the chicken pox because I breastfeed her?

I had the chicken pox many years ago, is my 9 DAY old baby immune to the chicken pox because I breastfeed her?

Yes but not from BF: Your baby is born with your antibodies to illnesses you have had in the past. These antibodies remain for up to six months, offering some protection. After that, the maternal antibodies are no longer present and the best way to continue to protect hour baby is to have all recommended vaccines. If you had a flu vaccine while pregnant, this also applies to flu. ...Read more

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Should I get varivax ( chicken pox) vaccine if i'm already an adult?

See below: You can either get the vaccine, or have titers drawn to see if you have had chicken pox. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Could i easily get shingles or chicken pox while pregnant?

Could i easily get shingles or chicken pox while pregnant?

Depends on variables: If you never had cpx as a kid, you could become infected during pregnancy. Timing would determine the effect on baby (from none to significant), and it can be very harsh on any adult. If you had cpx as a kid, you could develop shingles, with no impact on the baby. ...Read more