When should you call your healthcare provider if your child has chickenpox?

Call your healthcare provider if your child:

  • Is acting ill, with a severe headache
  • Has sores in the eyes
  • Has sores that get bigger or have pus in them
  • Has difficulty breathing or is breathing very fast

When can my child go back to school?

Your child can go back to school seven days after the rash appears. It is not necessary to wait for the scabs to heal.

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