Posted by: Marab | 2007/08/22

child with chickenpox & pregnant !!

I am 37 weeks pregnant and has casue to suspect that my 3 year old toddler might have chickenpox. She started a rash after 3 days of unexplained fevers. I have had chickenpox at 8 years of age myself and I also had my toddler immunized against the varizella virus in 2005.

I am concerned that my unborn might be affected, and that I myself might contract the disease again. What shall I do? My hubby has never had chickenpox either.

Please help or advise...

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If you have had chickenpox before, the chances are small that you will get it again. However, if you do have a rash or fever, see your doctor immediately.

Best wishes

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Posted by: beth | 2007/08/23

From what I know u can have chicken pox once in u'r life so if u already had it I don't think that wud b a problem 4 u'r unborn baby but go see a doctor just 2 b sure and if u have to move away for a week or so till u'r toddler is cured then u do that...Gudluk

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