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DS has chickenpox, now fading - when will the others get it?

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ASecretLemonadeDrinker Tue 14-Jun-11 13:37:14

DS started getting his spots last Sunday (over a week ago). They are really fading now, just little scabs on some. The others haven't got it yet though (nearly 3 and 11m) - have they missed it? I have been keeping DS2 away from pre-school as I understand just before the spots appear is the most contagious, when can I persume he won't get it? Thankssmile

Seona1973 Tue 14-Jun-11 14:23:21

the incubation period can be up to 21 days. My ds got it about 14 days after dd. I wouldnt keep ds2 away from preschool until he shows symptoms.

ASecretLemonadeDrinker Tue 14-Jun-11 14:51:21

OK thanks. smile

Pleiades45 Wed 15-Jun-11 10:33:21

Mine came down within 2 weeks of the rash appearing on DS2. They all sleep in the same room and I believe from what I've seen on the internet, that 15 minutes in a room with an infected person is all that is required.

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