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Chicken pox-how long off school?

(4 Posts)
spotsspotsspots Sat 10-Nov-12 12:07:11

The first spots appeared on Wed night. Obviously kept her off school on Thurs and Fri and I was assuming she needs to be off on Monday and Tues at least but wondered for how many more days after that. She seems totally normal in herself!! I have had conflicting information about how long she needs to be excluded for.

Many thanks

RancerDoo Sat 10-Nov-12 12:08:57

Until the spots have crusted over and new ones have stopped appearing. This is nomally 5-7 days.

XBenedict Sat 10-Nov-12 12:09:23

She needs to stay off until the last blister has popped and crusted over. Hope she's ok. smile

vodkaanddietirnbru Sun 11-Nov-12 09:09:51

health protection agency advises to exclude for 5 days from when the spots first appear. If she seems well enough she could go back from Tuesday/Wednesday.

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