Hi All. So...as per my just now previous post...I started treatment with immunosuppressants this morning (Azothioprine) and understand that exposure to chicken pox must be avoided.
I have had IgG tested and this detected varicella antibodies (shows either previous vaccination or infection).
What I'm not clear about is whether having these antibodies provides complete protection against infection with chicken pox when also on immunosuppressants?
So here's the thing:
My eldest grandson has chicken pox - currently at the contagious stage so I'll avoid contact with him until his spots have crusted over. We were both in contact with the person who delivered 'the pox' - my potential incubation period ends this Sunday. The rheumatologist just advised me to stop taking the Azothioprine if I came down with it.
My youngest grandson will now be in the 21 day incubation period so, my question is, do I have to avoid contact for the whole 21 day incubation period, only if he has a confirmed case of chicken pox, or can I maintain contact, as usual 🤔🙄.
Don't want to be over or under cautious - just not sure how much protection detected IgG gives (or doesn't give) when immunosuppressant are involved.
Any advice welcome.
What a good start 😱🙄😀😀