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Can a 6mo get chickenpox??

(9 Posts)
Slave2Babe Fri 22-Apr-05 16:37:31

I could be completely over reacting, and I probably am!

I have noticed lots of little dots across DD's tummy, on her hairline, scalp and behind the ears. It looks like a heat rash (and that's probably all it is).

She has been quite poorly the last few days and I have got a cold and tummy bug myself (feeling very run down).

Could this just be an innocent heat rash as she has been running a temperature?? or could it be something more serious??

cod Fri 22-Apr-05 16:37:50

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Gobbledigook Fri 22-Apr-05 16:38:04


ggglimpopo Fri 22-Apr-05 16:38:45

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Gobbledigook Fri 22-Apr-05 16:38:53

If it's chicken pox you'll notice a few and then the next time you look, a few more and then tomorrow morning, a lot more!

Pamina3 Fri 22-Apr-05 16:39:11

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Slave2Babe Fri 22-Apr-05 16:39:28

ggglimpopo ... how did it start?

baka Fri 22-Apr-05 16:40:48

not usually- if you've had it they usually still have protection from you. It is possible though. One of my sons was expposed at 8 months by his brother- he didn't get it. The paed said he probably wouldn't get it at 8 months. Funnily enough he's been exposed loads of times since and never got it so I think it must have given hima abooster iyswim.

coould be a different viral rash though.

WigWamBam Fri 22-Apr-05 16:55:01

Friend of mine's son had chicken pox at 6 weeks old, so yes, it's definitely possible.

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