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    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    I would suspect they might already be exposed. I'm not sure I would keep them home. How many students? And is it specifically their class?

    Also how long would you keep them away for? Not sure on the schools stance for absentee unless not sick.
    I also assumed they were already exposed, however if they weren't I would like to mitigate that exposure.

    It was my second eldests class, but my oldest is showing symptoms.

    I am planning a trip away next week anyway, so the time away would be 4 school days prior to the trip.
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    My eldest (8 years old) just had chicken pox in July. My son (6yo) and my youngest (3yo) did not catch it even though they were with her every day pretty much over the school holidays. My daughter got it the first weekend of the school holidays on a girl guides camp and so did 6 other girls but the rash didn't appear on my daughter until the last weekend of the school holidays and I didn't even notice the spots until she came home from vacation care on the Monday.

    All my kids are immunised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SookiLala View Post
    Turns out my eldest has suspected chicken pox anyway. She's immunised so hopefully will recover quickly. I guess it's a wait and see for the little one now
    How can it be suspected? Is she sick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SookiLala View Post
    It is most contagious one to two days before the rash appears, but as it has an incubation period of up to 21 days there is a slight chance it is contagious during this time.
    It is only contagious for a maximum of 5 days before the rash. Usually 2 or 3 days. Not the whole incubation period.

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    Yes.

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    She's got a fever, headache, sore throat and "welts" on her legs, not her abdomen. Gp has kept her home and asked to assess.

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    No, I would send them to school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    My eldest (8 years old) just had chicken pox in July. My son (6yo) and my youngest (3yo) did not catch it even though they were with her every day pretty much over the school holidays. My daughter got it the first weekend of the school holidays on a girl guides camp and so did 6 other girls but the rash didn't appear on my daughter until the last weekend of the school holidays and I didn't even notice the spots until she came home from vacation care on the Monday.

    All my kids are immunised.
    Would you have been concerned if you had a 6 month old who is not immunised?

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    Default Chicken pox - Would you keep your school aged children at home?

    No , I'd send to school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SookiLala View Post
    Would you have been concerned if you had a 6 month old who is not immunised?
    I wouldn't keep my child home from school just in case.

    Honestly there's not much you can do apart from keeping your other children away from the baby.

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