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Adult chickenpox

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Dontfencemein Sun 26-Jun-16 12:16:38

Help! I have chickenpox at the age of 42. I have blisters everywhere, even in my mouth and nether regions. They came on Friday and I started taking Aciclovir yesterday. How long does the pox last in an adult?

AnnieOnnieMouse Sun 26-Jun-16 12:21:14

I had it as an adult, too, over Christmas, with two under fives. I was ill about as long as the kids were, although that was in the days before Aciclovir. Do be careful to rest as much as possible, as it does take a while to totally get over having it, well past the stage when you're not contagious.
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Dontfencemein Mon 27-Jun-16 08:24:07

Thanks Annie. That is reassuring. DS, from whom I caught the darn thing, was over most of it in about a week. Think you're right about the tiredness afterwards though, even for little ones. I reckon the baby has it now. We should all go off to boarding kennels for a few weeks I think.

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