Is adult chicken pox as bad as they say?
September 11, 2008 9:53 AM Subscribe
Adult friend may be contracting chicken pox for the first time. What should be expect, and should he avoid it if he can?
posted by tittergrrl to health & fitness (26 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My friend is 26 years old, and is in the middle of a divorce where he has joint custody of his kids. The kids have been taken to a chicken pox party by his separated wife, so should all have chicken pox by now. He's supposed to get them for the weekend but there is that worry that he could get infected and go through the adult chicken pox gauntlet. I know as a teenager it was pretty crappy, so it may be worse for him.
Any advice for him? I was reading that there's a drug that adult sufferers should be on and should he contact his doctor prior to being infected?