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Chicken pox quarantine time

(4 Posts)
Lambzig Tue 17-Nov-15 08:11:22

DS, 3 has had chicken pox since last Monday, so today is day 9. He has not been ill with it, just spotty and initially itchy and I wouldn't say it's a severe case, but did have spots over all his body.

I have of course been keeping him in so we don't expose anyone else. His spots have all scabbed over now, but I was pretty sure this usually took two weeks. Is it the two weeks or is it when the spots have scabbed over. Nine days seems too quick? I don't want to keep him in unnecessarily, he is of course climbing the walls, but if two weeks is safer will stick with that.

Arkkorox Tue 17-Nov-15 08:12:39

Dd 11 months came down with it yesterday. Two weeks quarantine sounds quite frankly terrifying!

dementedpixie Tue 17-Nov-15 08:17:54

It's until the spots have scabbed. Health protection agency actually says '5 days from 1st spot appearing'. 9 days should be fine if the spots have scabbed over.

Lambzig Tue 17-Nov-15 10:01:55

Brilliant, thank you. He is so bored, he will be so excited to go back to nursery tomorrow.

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