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If you have chicken pox vzig during early pregnancy, is the child then immune to chicken pox?

If you have chicken pox vzig during early pregnancy, is the child then immune to chicken pox?

Probably not: If you got vzig during early or mid pregnancy, it was likely an effort to avoid CP during pregnancy & possible effects on the fetus. Vzig is a transient protection, lasting at high levels for the first wk & dropping off to nothing after a month or so. If it was given within a wk or so of birth, baby might have transient protection. If earlier, i wouldn't count on it. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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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If you have chicken pox during early pregnancy, is your baby then immune to chicken pox?

If you have chicken pox during early pregnancy, is your baby then immune to chicken pox?

No.: Early in pregnancy (first 3 months), there is very little chance that the fetus will develop chickenpox, and even then, fetuses don't have an immune system yet and can't develop immunity. Chickenpox later in pregnancy can be serious business, however. Even if you're early, you need to inform your obstetrician, who may wish to treat you with Acyclovir even though risks at that stage are small. ...Read more

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When a child gets the chicken pox vaccine, are they contagious with chicken pox?

When a child gets the chicken pox vaccine, are they contagious with chicken pox?

No, but : A few kids will develop an atypical vaccine response and have a few blisters come up. The blisters will contain viral particles that represent the weakened vaccine strain.These could be passed on by direct contact to an unvaccinated person.They would likely not have any outward symptoms but would then be immune as if s/he had been vaccinated. ...Read more

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What happens if you have chicken pox during early pregnancy, is the child then immune to chicken pox?

What happens if you have chicken pox during early pregnancy, is the child then immune to chicken pox?

See Your Doctor Now: "Chickenpox early pregnancy" can result in fetal infection & must be avoided. If mom contracts the virus during the 1st to early 2nd trimester, Congenital Varicella Syndrome can occur & lead to brain damage, limb & eye deformities, fetal death & more. Fetal death rate is also higher if maternal infection occurs 5 days before to 2 days after delivery. See your doctor now for treatment options. ...Read more

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Does varicella (chicken pox) vaccine actually cause a mild form of chicken pox?

Does varicella (chicken pox) vaccine actually cause a mild form of chicken pox?

Yes 1% can get mild: 1% of patients can get a mild form of chicken pox after few days because it is live vaccine. ...Read more

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I'm curious, when a child gets the chicken pox vacine, are they contageous with the chicken pox?

I'm curious, when a child gets the chicken pox vacine, are they contageous with the chicken pox?

Not really: There are a few kids that receive this vaccine that will breakout with blisters, however this is not the wild chickenpox. Most have fewer than 50 lesions (cpx average is 200) and they can spread the virus, but it is the weakened vaccine virus that they have and can pass. This would give kids that picked it up a chance to have the vaccine protection without a shot. ...Read more

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What risks are associated with the MMR and chicken pox vaccines during pregnancy?

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What risks are associated with the MMR and chicken pox vaccines during pregnancy?

Not recommended: Neither of them are recommended because of possible harmful effect to the developing fetus, although not well documented. ...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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What are fetal risks of the MMR and chicken pox vaccines during pregnancy?

What are fetal risks of the MMR and chicken pox vaccines during pregnancy?

Few documented: There have been many episodes where a woman received these vaccines & later found out they were pregnancy. At last review, no adverse outcomes were documented.Physicians generally prefer to avoid any live vaccine during pregnancy out of caution. Non living vaccines like DtaP are actually part of today's standard of care.. ...Read more

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Can chicken pox or measles in your mouth?

Can chicken pox or measles in your mouth?

Yes: Sometimes it can be the first place it shows up avoid kissing or basically any contact when you have open sores. ...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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I was not vaccinated with the varicella(chicken pox) vaccine. Is it more dangerous to catch chicken pox as an adult?

I was not vaccinated with the varicella(chicken pox) vaccine.  Is it more dangerous to catch chicken pox as an adult?

Very much so: The last 2 chickenpox deaths in my town included a newborn and a 22 yo otherwise normal adult. You may have had the cpx but never known (90%+ of adults) & you could have a blood test done to see, but the vaccine would be quicker & a cheep insurance against a bad disease. ...Read more

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Can you get german measles after having regular measles?

Can you get german measles after having regular measles?

Rubeola or rubella: Please do not confuse measles, also called rubeola, with german measles whose other name is rubella. Both illnesses are caused by different viruses. Infection with the measles virus does not confer immunity to german measles and vice versa. ...Read more

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Can a child get chicken pox even though they have had the varicella vaccine?

Can a child get chicken pox even though they have had the varicella vaccine?

Yes: Although the vaccine is the right thing to do, a percentage of children receiving the vaccine find that it does not confer immunity on everyone. But the more people that are immunized, the fewer people have it to spread.Thus "community immunity" helps also in protection. ...Read more

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Can I get chicken pox as pregnancy symptom?

What do you mean?: Come again? Do you mean can you get chicken pox as a sign of being pregnant? Chicken pox is an infectious disease, that can get transmitted from someone to another by droplets. It does not happen because one is pregnant. ...Read more

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Can your child still get the chicken pox after a vaccination, by being exposed to another child with chicken pox?

Can your child still get the chicken pox after a vaccination, by being exposed to another child with chicken pox?

Possible but rare: After one dose of chickenpox vaccine, most children will have enough immunity that they won't get chickenpox even if they are exposed. After two doses, at least 95% of kids have good immunity against the disease. So, there is a slight chance for some kids to get chickenpox even with vaccination. In those cases, the disease is usually pretty mild. ...Read more

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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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Measles (Definition)

Also known as rubeola, this is a formerly common childhood viral infection that causes a fever with cough, runny nose, red eyes, and a characteristic red rash. Rare complications include pneumonia and encephalitis. The ...Read more