Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/04/28

Q.

Chicken Pox

My son was by his dad for Thursday night, his family, one adult and 2 kids came out in the chicken pox rash yesterday and today. My son was not vaccinated against chicken pox, can someone please advise
1) What is the chance of him having it?
2)When will he be contagious?
3) If he has when will he develop symtoms?
4) If he has it, any tips to handle.

I also have a baby of 11 months.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your son is at risk of developing chicken pox and so is your 11 month old baby.

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