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Can chicken pox stay on items?

Like stuffed animals clothes furniture etc?

Also, my niece has chocken poc and i may have been exposed before she got.the pox and im newly pregnant.

Is yhat concerning? Ive read up since i have gotten an obgyn yet amd it says it should be fine?

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Asked by MomNbabyGirl009 at 7:41 PM on Nov. 12, 2013 in Health

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    Call your primary doctor about being exposed while pregnant...or call a nurse line or a triage nurse at the ER they should be able to give you an answer.


    Answer by tntmom1027 at 7:44 PM on Nov. 12, 2013

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    Answer by tntmom1027 at 7:46 PM on Nov. 12, 2013

  • Have you ever had the Chicken Pox? I'm surprised your niece has not received the vaccination for it. It's standard now. "The varicella vaccine is given in two doses. A child should have the first shot at the age of 12-18 months. The second shot should be given at the age of 4 to 6 years. " Although even with the vax you can get a mild case. If you've already had it then you have the antibodies for it. I believe it protects the baby as well. I got the Chicken Pox in 6th grade from the boy that sat in front of me in class by him passing papers back to me. Call & go in to see your OBGYN early maybe to get all the info.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 9:17 PM on Nov. 12, 2013

  • My mom doesnt remember if i got it or.not.


    Comment by MomNbabyGirl009 (original poster) at 12:45 AM on Nov. 13, 2013

  • The answer is NO. Chicken pox is VIRAL and once exposed to the air dies in a matter of speaking. YES , it is HIGHLY contagious through touch or fluids..such as kissing , but you CAN'T get it from a t-shirt someone was wearing. IS smart to wash all things in scalding HOT water all the things that person was near ...just to make sure they are completely clean.


    Answer by cynzbryte at 3:29 PM on Nov. 13, 2013

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