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Commentary: A Pox on My House: The Why & How of Chickenpox Parties

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By Tedd Koren, DC We brought our kids to a chickenpox party. This is how it works: Someone’s child has chickenpox, and they invite people to bring their kids over. So, off we went with our children, Seth, then 11, and Shayna, then 7, to the party. Why would we do such a thing? For a very good reason. The children will get chickenpox now, at an age when they are supposed to get it, instead of when they’re older, when the disease can be much more uncomfortable and far more dangerous. We dropped off the children at the party house, and they had a great time. Meanwhile, some of us adults went out...

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