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Child has chicken pox. Can taking bath spread this?

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can bathing a child with chicken pox cause them to spread faster
Posted Sat, 23 Mar 2013 in Infections
Answered by Dr. Rajiv K Khandelwal 5 minutes later

Thank you for your query.

No bathing a child with chicken pox does not cause them to spread faster.

Just ensure that the child does not itch and open the blisters when the chances of secondary infection of the blisters increase.

I hope I have responded to your query to your satisfaction. Please feel free to revert back in case you need any clarifications or would like to share more facts.

Wishing your son an early recovery.


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