Health and Wellbeing Blog For Parents With Small Children

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How Long Does The Chickenpox Virus Live On Clothes?

Ever found yourself worried about how long the chickenpox virus might lurk on your clothes, especially when there's been a recent infection in the house?  It's a valid concern - after all, chickenpox is highly contagious and can easily spread...

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Can You Carry Chicken Pox If You Have Had It?

Can You Carry Chicken Pox If You Have Had It?

Updated: 11.6.24 Is it possible to carry chickenpox if you've had it before? It's a question that often arises, especially for those with children or those working in healthcare. This article provides more insights into this question.  The short answer is no....

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Can You Spread Chickenpox If You Are Immune?

Can You Spread Chickenpox If You Are Immune? (Updated 2024)

Updated: 11.6.24 With chickenpox being a highly contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), a curious question floats around: Can you spread chickenpox if you are immune? In this article, we'll unpack the answer to that question and dispel...

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Can You Be A Carrier Of Chickenpox If You Visit Someone?

Can You Be A Carrier Of Chickenpox If You Visit Someone?

Ever wondered if it's possible to become a carrier of chickenpox by just visiting someone infected? Well, you're not alone. Many share this concern, especially when a family member or friend gets diagnosed with chickenpox.  So, let's delve into this question...

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Can You Go-Kart While Pregnant? (Updated For 2024)

There's an electrifying sense of exhilaration that comes with go-karting. Whether you're a novice behind the wheel or a seasoned motorsport enthusiast, the thrill of controlling your own kart, manoeuvring around the circuit and the adrenaline rush of the race...

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The Best Home Remedies for Chicken Pox

20 of The Best Home Remedies for Chicken Pox (2024)

When chicken pox, a highly contagious viral infection, strikes, it tends to disrupt normal life significantly. You might have concerns like whether a parent of a child with chickenpox can pass it on or not. The blisters that suddenly appear...

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child with chickenpox reaching hand out - Unravelling the Duration of Chickenpox Stages

Unravelling the Duration of Chickenpox Stages

Disclaimer: This article is intended as a general informational guide only and should not be substituted for professional medical advice.  It is also important to define that self-diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition is not recommended. If you are...

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What Are The Odds Of Getting Chicken Pox Twice?

What Are The Odds Of Getting Chicken Pox Twice?

Updated: 11.6.24 Are you concerned about the possibility of contracting chickenpox for the second time?  While it may seem unlikely, there are certain circumstances where the odds of experiencing a second case of chickenpox can increase.  Understanding these factors and...

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How Long Does Chicken Pox Virus Live On Surfaces?

How Long Does Chicken Pox Virus Live On Surfaces?

Chickenpox, a common yet highly contagious infection, can turn your life upside down in a matter of days.  The constant itching, the discomfort of the rash, and the worry of spreading it to others can make anyone feel helpless and...

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