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Early Chicken Pox Symptoms In Babies
Rash, fever: Chicken pox in a baby will start as a rash just as it would in older children. The rash often starts out on the abdomen, and is papulopustular in appearance. Itching is quite common. There may be associated fever, and upper respiratory symptoms. Babies may get quite sick from the chicken pox so if unvaccinated, should seek medical care. ...Read more
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
Yes: If the mother develops chickenpox in in the final week of pregnancy or labor, the infant can be born with chickenpox and may suffer a fatal outcome. (treatment is available) mothers who had chickenpox as a child or received a vaccination, will provide the fetus with protection and partial immunity for months. Chickenpox acquired at a few months of age is less worrisome. ...Read more
Yes: A baby can be born infected with the chickenpox if the mother has them in labor.The baby went through the early stages of the disease along with the mom and emerges at whatever stage mom is in. These babies can be treated aggressively with varicella Immune Globulin (cdc) and or acyclovir. Untreated infants are at high risk of death due to chickenpox pneumonia. ...Read more
Confusing question: Infants born to mothers who had cpx before pregnancy will have some transient maternal immunity to cpx transferred via placenta. This is somewhat protective in the first 6 or more months. Research finds infants don't make consistent immunity to a cpx vaccine if given before a year. ...Read more
How dangerous is chicken pox in babies? I have a 5 month old who may have been exposed at the pediatricians office today.
Watch, wait: Incubation for infants and children is long- 21-28 days, but once past 3-6 months of age, infants lose any antibody protection mother may give from her exposure history to chicken pox. Any varicella infection is potentially life-threatening, but most infections in term infants with an intact immune system are mild...See your pediatrician for more information ...Read more
How long does maternal immunity to chicken pox last in breast feed babies? Afraid as my 7 month baby exposed to his father diagnosed varcilla. Pl help
Baby's at risk: Maternal antibody passed during pregnancy will give 3-6 months of variable protection. The BF antibody is mostly IGA and provides some nonspecific protection but not enough to be protective. Some IGG comes across but the effect is minimal. Timing of the exposure to breakout as 10-21 days. Discuss with your doc if s/he thinks meds would help if infected. Most kids in this age group have a mild process ...Read more
Unlikely to happen: The spread of cpx occurs through airborne droplets & direct contact with infectious material. The uninfected parent cannot spread the virus through their own cough but might if they carried recently obtained infected debris from the child on their hands. Simple washing or sanitizing removes this threat. ...Read more
Chickenpox sypmtoms: It is very rare for a child who has had 2 doses of the varicella vaccine to still contract chickenpox. The infection is usually a lot milder, no symptoms may appear and there could just be a few blisters (resembles the appearance of a dew drop on a leaf) - with or without the itch. ...Read more
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
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
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
FeveRashIrritability: Babies with chicken pox have Fever and rash on the body. The rash is vescicular and itchy and comes in crops, that is few new lesions every day for about 5 days. The rash becomes vescicular filled fluid and then dries up, scabs and scabs fall leaving some superficial scars. Patients also may have irritability, sore throat, Rash can be in the mouth, eyes, etc. E ...Read more
7-10 Days: About a week or until the last vessicle scabs over. About 7-10 days. ...Read more
Most do: Given that at least 96% of males in the US had chickenpox in the pre-vaccine years (prior to the (90's), I can reasonably conclude that it does not impair their fertility. Some adult men will develop an orchitis with a variety of viral diseases, such as chickenpox, but sterility as a complication is exceedingly rare. ...Read more
Not likely: If she was exposed and did not get the illness then there is no risk and therefore no harm. ...Read more
Less than 5%...: ...According to the cdc, because most american children are now vaccinated against the disease. Most cases these days are in children age 4 or younger, either because they haven't been vaccinated (the first shot is usually given at age 1), or because they are in the small group (3%) who are vaccinated and get chickenpox anyway. ...Read more
Are we supposed to lere a baby with chicken pox sleep long during the day or make sure he sleeps at night?
Whenever they want: Sleep is going to be thrown off during any illness in a baby or child. Rest is an important part of them getting better though. So let them sleep when they want to during an illness. You can straighten out day and night when they are back in good health. It's a great time to do extra cuddling, take a nap with them and give extra love and attention. ...Read more
My husband have chicken pox now, may be it will spread over me also. We planned trying for baby from next month. Any risk by chicken pox affects baby?
No risk to baby: Since you are planning to have baby from next month, but you are not pregnant now, there is nothing to worry about the baby even if you get pregnant after a month or so. Baby will not get affected even if you get chicken pox. ...Read more
Contagious: .A person with chickenpox is most contagious during first 2 to 5 days of being sick. That's usually about 1 to 2 days before the rash shows up. Chickenpox can be spread without knowing it. Someone with chickenpox can pass it to others by coughing or sneezing. Droplets spread virus by breathing in these drops or getting them on hands. ...Read more
Variable: Maternal antibodies usually protect babies under 4 months, but if mom never had it baby can get the disease. It tends to be mild at that age and there are medications that the doc can prescribe that will decrease the intensity if started early. Infants with immune deficiencies can have a very worrisome case requiring hospital care. ...Read more
I only got one dose of the chicken pox shot as a baby, and I'm 18 now. Should I get a second dose?
Yes: It is recommended that you have a second dose because the immunity cna go away. So get the second dose. Chicken pox as an adult is not a nice illness. ...Read more
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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