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Old Jun 30th, 2011, 12:15 PM   1
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Chicken Pox-When are they no longer contagious??


Bascially as the title says, when are they not contagious??

I went to a childrens group today with my 16 month old little boy, and there was another young lad there covered from head to toe in chicken pox & lotion, from what I could see they were scabbed, but obviously I couldnt see them all, he brushed past my little boy fair few times, Will my little boy catch them? is there a chance some of the spots werent scabbbed? Im worrying like mad



 
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Old Jun 30th, 2011, 12:38 PM   2
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It is when they are all scabbed, I had it a couple of years ago and when they start to scab they all pretty much go at the same time. I think you're ok Hun x



 
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Isn't it better to have chickenpox quite young anyway so it doesn't scar as badly?



 
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Old Jun 30th, 2011, 12:48 PM   4
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It is when they are all scabbed, I had it a couple of years ago and when they start to scab they all pretty much go at the same time. I think you're ok Hun x
I read somewere that pox come in sets though so when some have scabbed others are just starting? I just hope there was non not scabbed that I couldnt see!

Babushka, its bad at whatever age, they dont scratch any less younger, My brother had bad experience with pox so it worrys me. x



 
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Old Jun 30th, 2011, 12:57 PM   5
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Mine did take a few days to come through but once they started scabbing I didn't get any new ones. Hope you lo is ok x



 
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Thanks hun, fingers crossed he wont catch em! x



 
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Old Jun 30th, 2011, 13:30 PM   7
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I have exactly the same concerns as lo was in the presence of another child who had chicken pox. I Was deeply distressed at the time as my baby was only 4weeks old when the incident took place. Now she 6weeks and i am still worried



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Old Jun 30th, 2011, 13:46 PM   8
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Chicken Pox is most contagious from 5days before - 5days after the rash appears. Once the last spot has crusted it's no longer contagious. I think you'll be okay, I don't think the children's group would have allowed him in if he was still contagious xx



 
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I have exactly the same concerns as lo was in the presence of another child who had chicken pox. I Was deeply distressed at the time as my baby was only 4weeks old when the incident took place. Now she 6weeks and i am still worried
I think the incubation period is a week so your lo would have it by now.



 
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Old Jun 30th, 2011, 14:16 PM   10
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Chicken Pox is most contagious from 5days before - 5days after the rash appears. Once the last spot has crusted it's no longer contagious. I think you'll be okay, I don't think the children's group would have allowed him in if he was still contagious xx

No member of staff even noticed.. God knows how because like I said he was covered.



 
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