- 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.Â
- 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.Â So far that is the only place I can think of.Â I didn’t notice the girls running a fever 1 or 2 days prior.Â 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???Â See this article in Mothering Magazine called Chickenpox Party: Developing Natural Varicella Immunity