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5 week child exposed to person having chicken pox. On breastfeed. What are the risks?

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My 5 week old grandson has been exposed to someone with chicken pox, he is solely breastfed by my daughter, should she be worried about him getting chicken pox?
Posted Thu, 19 Jul 2012 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 5 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.
In a 5-week old baby, immunization is not recommended.
If it was a major exposure then passive immunization with immunoglobulins may be considered after consulting his pediatrician. Most of the times if the mother is properly immunized then chances of getting an infection are very low. Please do not worry.

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