When do you definitely need to see a doctor for Chicken Pox?

By Adeline Woo

Chicken Pox is most commonly known as a disease for children under the age of 12 years old. However, this does not mean that Chicken Pox in toddlers is not a rare occurrence. For toddlers under a year old, it can be somewhat dangerous as babies aren’t allowed to get the vaccine until they are at least 12 months of age. This means that your toddler is definitely vulnerable to getting the disease and may have some difficulties fighting it off.

Contrary to popular belief, Chicken Pox is not an illness to just leave alone. Babies may not have a strong enough immune system to fight off the disease, thus Chicken Pox in toddlers can result in some complications.

So for the million dollar question, when do you definitely need to see a doctor for Chicken Pox? 

1) When a toddler of 2 months and below catches it.

2)  A mother of newborn baby and the mother breaks out in a rash a few days after birth.

3) You are pregnant and exposed to the Chicken Pox.

4) Your toddler has a weakened immune system or immune disorder

 

In most cases, there are specific things you can do yourself to help cure this disease naturally with the use of home remedies and natural treatments.  If you just leave it and expect for this to go away on it’s own, you may be doing more harm than good.  It’s of your best interest to get rid of this as quickly as possible.

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