Can The Child Get Chickenpox Twice In Close Proximity?
Afternoon … My child is 10 months old. A month ago he had chicken pox and had disappeared. Then soon I was exposed to chicken pox, and now in my child’s hand popped like pox again. I do share a room with my child, but as long as I am in my room I always wear a mask, gloves, and veil so that it is closed. what I want to ask is, is it true that my child has chickenpox which is infected from me now even though a month ago he had chickenpox? And does my child have to take the same medicine as when he had chickenpox yesterday? Thanks in advance …
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Chickenpox is a disease caused by a Varicella zoster virus infection. When someone is infected with this virus (or get the Varicella vaccine), the virus that enters the body will not disappear and will always live in the body in a dormant (sleeping) state. This sleeping virus will not cause any symptoms, but can be reactivated at any time. When reactivated, clinical manifestations that appear are no longer chickenpox but shingles.
Once a person is exposed to chickenpox (or gets the chickenpox vaccine), his body will build immunity against this disease which lasts a lifetime. Therefore, very, very rarely a person can get chickenpox up to 2 times (that does not mean it is not possible, but more often the second is reactivation of the virus in the form of shingles). Regarding the resilience that appears in your child's hands, this condition does not mean your child has chicken pox again. It is better to make sure in advance by taking your child to the pediatrician.
Regarding the drugs given, you should also explain what drugs were previously given to your child. If the drugs given are only symptomatic drugs which are OTC drugs (drugs with a green circle label) or limited over-the-counter drugs (drugs with a blue circle label), you may give it to your child again. However, if the drugs given are hard drugs (drugs with a red circle label), you may not give the drug back to your child or buy the drug yourself without a prescription from a doctor.
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