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Chicken pox and holiday exposure

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pitchy Fri 05-Aug-11 20:15:48

My 13 month old dd and I have just returned from holiday with friends and thier kids. Two of the children we were with came down with chicken pox when we were there. My dd is not yet showing signs of it. Is she contagious? Should I keep her home in case? Thanks.

IAmTheCookieMonster Fri 05-Aug-11 20:51:18

chicken pox shows between 10-21 days after they catch it, hope that helps x

Seona1973 Fri 05-Aug-11 22:08:15

the incubation period is 10-21 days as said above and they are contagious for 1-2 days before the spots appear until they crust over which is normally 5-7 days after they first appear.

Haudyerwheesht Fri 05-Aug-11 22:12:24

She might not catch it. Ds was sharing food and everything with a kid we didn't know had cpox (nor did his mum as they were in his hair then) and he didn't catch it.

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