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Chicken Pox WWYD?

(4 Posts)
TrazzleMISTLEtoes Fri 04-Jan-13 23:35:27

I agree you can't keep her in on the off- chance. The nursery should know though if there is a child there with a weakened immune system - I know mine make all other parents aware and there's a number they have to call if their DC gets chicken pox so we know to get DS to hospital for preventative meds. I don't know if all places will have that system in place for all immuno-compromised children.

JimbosJetSet Wed 02-Jan-13 19:19:13

Thanks! That's what I thought but I wanted to check I wasn't being unreasonable!

DystopianReality Wed 02-Jan-13 16:21:22

No, she may not get it and you can't spend 10 days at home every time she comes into contact with CP can you?

I think it is wise and thoughtful to warn re playdates or babies/pregnancy though.

JimbosJetSet Wed 02-Jan-13 16:16:52

DD (2) spent Boxing Day playing with her chicken pox covered cousin. So there is a reasonable chance she has caught it, although no spots yet. Any play dates at friends houses in the next 2-3 weeks I am either cancelling or pre-warning the parents.

But I am having a battle with my conscience re nursery and playgroup - should we be avoiding those as well until the potential incubation period is over (or she comes out in spots)?


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