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


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