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Child having chickenpox. Contagious?

Hi.last week my 4yr old grandson was told by his gp(no sry it was about two weeks ago) that he had scabies . He lives with his mum & my son gets him four days a week. He came to our house today & his mum phoned to warn us not to get a fright as he is covered in spots as it is now chickenpox he has got. Should he be kept in the house? Also if any of the family who also lives in the same house go out could the be carrying the chickenpox to other people? I appreciate any help and advice you could give me. Thank you Susan
Mon, 18 Feb 2013
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Hi,
Thank you for your query,
Chicken pox is contagious and spread from one to another by droplets through the air.
And if some body of the family who lives in with the patient will spread the chickenpox virus even if they are in incubation period before the development of skin lesions.
Hope I have answered your query.
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Child having chickenpox. Contagious?

Hi, Thank you for your query, Chicken pox is contagious and spread from one to another by droplets through the air. And if some body of the family who lives in with the patient will spread the chickenpox virus even if they are in incubation period before the development of skin lesions. Hope I have answered your query.