info on chicken pox

  • The most common season is late winter and early spring.
  • The incubation is anywhere from 10 to 21 days.
  • Usually fever starts before the appearance of the bumps by 1 to 2 days. 
  • The contagious period starts 1 to 2 days before the appearance of the rash and ends when all the bumps are crusted, typically around 5 to 7 days.
  • Never use aspirin with a child with chickenpox.
  • Adults tend to suffer with more severe disease than children.

I think we picked it up from the grocery store.  So far that is the only place I can think of.  I didn’t notice the girls running a fever 1 or 2 days prior.  The first symptom I noticed was the bumps and within hours a low grade fever.
Want to read a Politically Incorrect article about chicken pox???  See this article in Mothering Magazine called Chickenpox Party: Developing Natural Varicella Immunity

11 Comments

  • Sarah Walston says:

    argh!! I SO WISH I WAS THERE!! we haven’t had CP yet and I REALLY want my kids to get it

    sorry you have your hands full – but better now than shingles later!

  • sarah says:

    You have ALL my sympathy. We will pray for you and your sanity. :o)

  • sarah says:

    weird, I didn’t mean for that face to pop up, I’ll try again. 🙂

  • sarah says:

    okay I guess thats better

  • sarah says:

    Okay, I just got rebuked by your blog. It told me “you can only post one comment every 15 seconds. Slow down cowboy.”

  • sarah says:

    I am tempted to go on a post-a-thon now

  • sarah says:

    Can you tell I am feeling a little crazy too? This is a small window of time where the toddlers are playing [and not wrestling, screaming, fighting, etc] and the baby is napping…. breathe…

  • admin says:

    Haha…. “Slow down Cowboy!”
    I like comments….

  • admin says:

    I already feel really bad for exposing our entire church to the Chicken pox… we have tons of children in the church and most of them have not had it…so church should be very interesting over the next couple of months.

  • sarah says:

    Well I guess it would be a double edged sword for them. Tell them to make a fence with their offense. hahahhaa… bad joke i know….

  • Sarah Walston says:

    oh i wouldn’t worry about it, beth. it is a normal, healthy, childhood disease. the families in your church should thank you for exposing their children to it.