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My little one is a year old. She was not vacconated today with

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My little one is a year old. She was not vacconated today with MenC and HIB as she has an ear infection.

I just found out one of the babies she was with yesterday at a class has chicken pox. What are the chnaces she will get it and how contagious is it? I was planning on vaccinating her for Varicella - if I do so in the next 2-3 days (she is currently on antibiotics) will it prevent the illness IF SHE IS ALREADY IN INCUBATION?

I know there is a medicine she can take if she does get to make things much easier - whats the name of it?

Thanks.

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she will likely get the chicken pox

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vaccination now will not help

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but if she does get it a medicine called acyclovir

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as you can see, it contains more detailed info for you than i have provided above.

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chicken pox is highly contagious but it is not a certainty she will get them.

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Tylenol for fever

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reference above

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if she does get sick check with her pediatrician regarding acyclovir.

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and please give positive feedback if this has been helpful.

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if you have questions please do not hesitate to ask

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and i hope she does not get the chicken pox.

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thanks for your question

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