Is it common for a 8 month old baby to get chicken pox?

With vaccines... ...Being given at 12 months, the disease has gotten to be very rare overall, but obviously children too young to get the shot is one of the few risk groups left for chickenpox.
Not Anymore. Before the vaccine it was very common for infants and children to get chickenpox. Since the vaccine i don't hear about or see cases of chickenpox.

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Can a 6 month old baby get chicken pox?

Sure. Chicken pox starts as small reddish spots, which form a very small fluid-filled blister in the middle of each spot. The small blister breaks easily when rubbed, releasing a tiny drop of clear yellowish fluid. Each spot then forms a small scab. If the mom was immune, her antibodies may protect the baby from age 0-6 months. At age 6-12 months, the baby might not be immune. Can get vaccine at 12mo. Read more...

Might it be possible that a a parent of an infant who has chicken pox spread the virus?

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...

Infant immunity to chicken pox, can you tell me 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 likely is it for a 9 month old baby to catch chicken pox?

It's possible... ...But not particularly likely. These days, most people have been vaccinated against it, or had it as children. But if your baby was exposed to someone who had it, he/she can get it. That said, many rashes look like chickenpox to non-experts -- so don't jump to any conclusions. Let your pediatrician or a dermatologist look at the rash to see if it's that or something else. Read more...
Only if exposed. Since the onset of the chicken pox vaccine we see much less chickenpox in general. It is therefore less likely for your 9 month old to get it, but if exposed to someone who does have chickenpox it is likely your baby will too. Read more...

Is a sibling with chicken pox dangerous to my 7 month old baby?

Not particularly. The 7 mo has likely been exposed enough to become infected, with the 1st day of exposure likely the day before the spots appeared. Incubation is 10-21 days. It is seldom a terrible disease in infants. They usually have fewer spots or complications but it deserves monitoring. Discuss the situation with your doc. Read more...
Risk of chicken pox. A healthy(preferably previously or currently breast fed) baby has no extraordinary risk should he or she contract chicken pox. If the mother has antibodies to chicken pox then it is likely that the baby may have gotten passive protection from the maternal circulation before birth. it is quite possible therefore that the baby is still protected by mother's antibodies. Read more...

Is a sibling with chicken pox dangerous to my 7 month old baby?

Depends. They may have both been exposed to the same source at the same time & break out differently within the usual range of 10-21 days from exposure. If not, the 2nd began exposure from a day before the spots appear.Simply being in a room together with a case for 1/2 hour is enough to pass it. Infants seldom have as many spots or complications as average kids. It is worth monitoring & a call to your doc. Read more...

My 10 month old baby has the chicken pox. What can I do to relieve his discomfort?

Chicken Pox: Make sure he drinks enough fluid. Otc calamine lotion on bumps. For itchiness, otc Diphenhydramine (benadryl) 3 ml 2-3 times daily. Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever 101 f or above, 4-6 hourly as needed. No Aspirin because it can cause lever damage (reyes syndrome). Can use some moisturizing lotion. Give extra juice (source of vit-c). If very sick, seek medical attention, better his pediatrician's office. Read more...