Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Anel | 2010-11-25

Q.

Chickenpox

My 4 y old daughter has chickenpox, she was vaccinated. Her 1y 1m old sister has not been vaccinated yet, what can I do to stop her from getting infected or is it to late? If she did get infected, how long before she will starts to show symptoms. How long should we wait before we know for sure that she did not get it as well?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your 1 year old may certainly get chicken pox which is very catchy. Your daughter with the chicken pox is infectious until the scabs dry out and fall off. This usually takes about 6 days, but your baby rremains at risk of developing chicken pox over the next 10 to 14 days.

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