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what should we do if someone in our family has chicken poxs?

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Asked by Godslittlegirl at 9:15 AM on Oct. 2, 2010 in Health

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  • Let everyone get them and get it over with.

    Answer by dancinintherain at 9:16 AM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • Try to keep them from scratching. You can bathe them in warm water with baking soda in it. Sometimes, the doctor will recommend giving them benadryl as well. The itching is the worst part of chicken pox.

    Answer by NannyB. at 9:18 AM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • I would let them get it.

    Answer by motherofpearls at 9:20 AM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • Break out the calamine lotion, have oatmeal for bath time (or make it easier and get the Aveeno stuff). Kiddos will have to stay home from school, of course, but other than that, sit back, try not to scratch too much and keep the patient comfortable. No aspirin products for teenagers and younger.

    Answer by duckigrrl at 9:20 AM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • Chicken pox are contagious even before the sores come out so anyone that was exposed to that person in the last week or so could potentially get them. You can use calamine lotion and warm baths to help relieve the itching...if you have a little one that gets then you can put socks over their hands. Make sure everyone is washing their hands regularly, you do not want chicken pox in your mouth.

    Answer by foxracing43701 at 9:21 AM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • my husband has them, he has never had them befor. i had them as a child, could i get them twice?

    Comment by Godslittlegirl (original poster) at 9:30 AM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • it's pretty rare to get them twice but it does happen sometimes especially if you had a very mild case of them the first time. I feel for your hubby because I have heard that it is worse when you are an adult.

    Answer by foxracing43701 at 10:01 AM on Oct. 2, 2010

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