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Is a chickenpox party a good idea to infect children early?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Emphatically No
The old notion of exposing children at an early age to chicken pox is fine as long as the child does not suffer from any of the very serious , albeit rare, complications of chicken pox which includes death.
Who would want to gamble with their child's survival even with low odds? Be smart and prevent chicken pox by immunizing!

In brief: Emphatically No
The old notion of exposing children at an early age to chicken pox is fine as long as the child does not suffer from any of the very serious , albeit rare, complications of chicken pox which includes death.
Who would want to gamble with their child's survival even with low odds? Be smart and prevent chicken pox by immunizing!
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine
In brief: Nooooo!
Please vaccinate you children with the vaccine for chicken pox when appropriate.
Having the actual infection puts them at lifetime risk if reactivation as zoster-not worth it. Plus, if their infected they may have permanent scarring.

In brief: Nooooo!
Please vaccinate you children with the vaccine for chicken pox when appropriate.
Having the actual infection puts them at lifetime risk if reactivation as zoster-not worth it. Plus, if their infected they may have permanent scarring.
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
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