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Doctor insights on: When Chicken Pox Start To Form How Long Should The Child Be Quarantined

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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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When chicken pox start to show up, how long should the child be quarantined?

When chicken pox start to show up, how long should the child be quarantined?

10-21 days fm expose: If you have an unvaccinated child with a known exposure time, the proper quarintine would start at 10 and go to 21 days.If your child was properly vaccinated i would skip the drauma of quarintine and simply be aware that a few vaccinated kids remain susceptable but rarely have a full case.Pregnant susceptable women & susceptable adults have the more intense problems with this disease. ...Read more

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How long should you keep your child of school with chicken pox?

How long should you keep your child of school with chicken pox?

Chicken Pox: Your child should stay out of school until all of the blisters / pustules are gone. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for one child to pass chicken pox to a sibling?

How long does it usually take for one child to pass chicken pox to a sibling?

Not very long.: All that is needed is droplets from a sneeze or cough, or contact with the clothing, bed linens, or oozing blisters of an infected person; so a few minutes of contact is all that is necessary. After that, there is an incubation period of about 2 weeks before the sibling gets the rash. ...Read more

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How long should chicken pox last on a 10 yr old child?

How long should chicken pox last on a 10 yr old child?

Blisters dry ~7dys: Blisters come up in crops over about 7 days.The kid is considered contageous until the last blister is dry, but the general period of 7 days from first blister + 1-2 days before. The blister wound will dry and heal primaiily that first 7 days. It may take 6 wks for the skin to feel smooth where the spots were, and the skin pigment may irregular for a year. ...Read more

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What to do to keep a child comfortable when he has the chicken pox?

Stay cool: Staying cool, like soaking in cool water or applying cool compresses can help. Products added to the bath, like aveeno (oatmeal) may help too. Oral anti-histamines, like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) claritin, zyrtec, and generics can help with itching too. Calamine lotion is helpful sometimes. ...Read more

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It possible for me to get chicken pox again if i had them as a child?

It possible for me to get chicken pox again if i had them as a child?

Yes: A hand full of people have been reported as having trouble developing immunity to this virus and have repeated attacks. Infants who have it in their first year may only develop partial immunity&have it again. In many cases what were labeled as chicken pox in the past may have been another of the blistering ailments like hand/foot/mouth virus. ...Read more

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How do you make a child with chicken pox feel less itchy?

How do you make a child with chicken pox feel less itchy?

Several ways: You can't make it go away but sometimes the little things help. Oatmeal baths help, calamine lotion helps. Sometimes bendryl by mouth helps but will make them sleepy so i recommend it more at night. Tlc helps best. ...Read more

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Can a child have chicken pox even if she has been vaccinated?

Can a child have chicken pox even if she has been vaccinated?

Chickenpox: Chickenpox after vaccine can occur in two different situations. The more common of the two is a breakthrough infection, which is believed to be caused by a wild-type varicella virus. The second situation, in which you catch chickenpox from the chickenpox vaccine itself, is extremely rare. Second-time chickenpox cases are typically very mild. ...Read more

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If a child has chicken pox, can she still fly on an airliner?

Not if contagious!: Chicken pox is highly contagious and is spread very easily in closed in areas. The virus will be recirculated in the a/c system. So no. ...Read more

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