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Another chicken pox question....can it stop you traveling ?

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quiveutmabonnebaguette Tue 24-Jul-07 09:03:33

DD1 has chicken pox and we are almost certain that the baby is going to get it...the thing is, if we take intoconsideration the 2 weeks of incubation of the ilness...the spot on the baby should come out on the week end we go to France.

My question is : Does it affect anything ? Will they let us at the border with the baby looking spotty ?

quiveutmabonnebaguette Tue 24-Jul-07 09:09:04

Anyone has been in that situation ? Please ?

mankyscotslass Tue 24-Jul-07 09:49:05

I think the incubation period for it is up to 21 days, my youngest two got it 19 days after eldest came out. It's infectious until all the scabs crust over, usually 5 days but my youngest had fresh spots still coming out 10 days after the first one! I'm not sure about borders, but I know airlines wont let you travel spotty unless you have a letter from the doctor to say you are no longer infectious. Plus tbh my youngest at 19 mths was very miserable with it and only wanted me, he was on calpol for his temp for 5 full days poor mite, and very itchy despite all the creams and bicarb and pititon i could get hold of!
I hope someone else will be along soon with more info for you.

quiveutmabonnebaguette Tue 24-Jul-07 10:00:33

mankyscotslass - thank you for your answer !! I just hope that if dd has chicken pox, I hope they wont look at her too much, we are going via euro tunnel.

mankyscotslass Tue 24-Jul-07 10:04:17

Do you have holiday insurance in case you need to cancel if the baby is poorly? I dont want to be a killjoy and suggest cancelling the holiday when the baby is fine at the moment, but if the baby does come down with it you may be in for a nasty time! Although baby could be like the middle manky and be adsolutely fine with it! Maybe wait and see what happens? I just know that I could not have gone anywhere with the littlest manky...he was up 5 times a night at least and very unhappy!

mankyscotslass Tue 24-Jul-07 10:05:04

In fact we did have to cancel a trip to scotland cos he would have been awful in the car for the journey!

dayofftomorrow Tue 24-Jul-07 10:05:39

if you are going to france and taking the car they don't often look at you that closely and you are unlikely to be in close contact with anyone else, you could always say its eczema or insect bites if they ask

It seems a bit daft sometimes going to doctor for a letter saying you are no longer infectious having never taken any of the kids to doctors with chickenpox (they can't do anything about it unless there are major complications) and they don't do a diagnosis as you go in and say "my dc has chickenpox" and they will usually agree.

belgo Tue 24-Jul-07 10:06:11

I've been in the eurotunnel with the car loads of times and they've never once given my dc more then a passing glance. You aren't allowed to fly if the chicken pox is infectious, but I don't see why the eurotunnel would be a problem, as long as you keep them in the car they aren't in contact with other passengers.

quiveutmabonnebaguette Tue 24-Jul-07 10:15:27

Thank you for your answers ! Now it's only my choice, if my little dd (almost 3 months old)has chicken pox, do I want her to go through 8 hours in the car with it..I'm not too keen.

twinsetandpearls Tue 24-Jul-07 10:16:05

They can stop you flying, I had to get doctors persmission last year to fly home with dd.

dayofftomorrow Tue 24-Jul-07 10:17:54

There is a possibility at three months that she may escape the worst as she may still have some of your antibodies in her system, just be well supplied with paracetamol and calamine lotion

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