Chickenpox - When to call a doctor

It is necessary to call your doctor immediately if your child having chickenpox is over 12 months of age and has not been vaccinated for chickenpox.

Call your doctor immediately if your child or any adult in your family develops symptoms of chickenpox especially,

  • If you don’t know about the diagnosis.
  • If someone in your house is pregnant.
  • If someone cannot fight with infections.
  • If someone who hasn’t had chickenpox vaccine.

Call your doctor immediately if they develop any of the following:

  • Fever is high and lasts longer than 4 days
  • If the area of the skin becomes very red, warm and begins leaking fluids
  • Blisters near the eyes
  • Itching that is not relieved by any of the medication and baths mentioned earlier
  • Signs of brain and lung infection
  • Extreme illness
  • Difficultly waking up or confused demeanor
  • Difficulty walking.
  • Stiff neck
  • Frequent vomiting
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Severe cough

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