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Is it better for a child to get the chicken pox when they're young or a little older?

When I say young, i mean like maybe 5 mo.s to 3 years, or when they're in kindergarden etc......

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HuntersMom25

Asked by HuntersMom25 at 7:34 AM on Sep. 23, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • when they are young - you can keep mittens on their hands to keep from scratching themselves and have a better control of them than when they are a very busy, busy 5-year-old..
    kaysimon132461

    Answer by kaysimon132461 at 7:53 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • Kindergarten or above. I had it at 3 (when my immune system wasn't fully developed) and got it AGAIN at 30 (which sucks, and can have very serious side effects.)
    SWasson

    Answer by SWasson at 8:50 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • my son caught them from my younger sisters when he was 9 months, and it was very quick, and it didnt seem to bother him anywhere near as much as it did my sisters. My brother on the other hand got them when he was about 13 and it was very bad, he even had them in his mouth and got very sick!
    foxracing43701

    Answer by foxracing43701 at 8:54 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • I would say school age. I've heard of cases in young children being so mild that they catch it again later on. I had them at age 12, and I didn't feel bad at all.
    andrea96

    Answer by andrea96 at 9:06 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • I did not get chicken poxes until I was 21 working in a day care facility... IT WAS HORRIBLE!
    kamore

    Answer by kamore at 9:29 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • e gt a vaccine for all of our kids! But I had them at 7!
    JoLee12345

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 10:01 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

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