Hi Everyone! Last week a parent called stating her daughter had a rash looking like chicken pox to face and trunk. Student had a fever several days prior. Has had one Varicella. Parent is not very reliable and really couldn't describe lesions to me. Stated doctor diagnosed her over the phone and refused to give her appt to confirm. She is in 8th grade.
Today, I had another parent call. He is in 6th grade. Had both Varicella vacs. In school all last week, I see him often for every little thing not related to illness! Mother reports he had no complaints until he broke out in rash this weekend, "all over, looks like chicken pox". Called them red but not blistering. She is calling doctor, will let me know what they say.
I don't know where to go from here. It is unlikely they had any contact at school. We keep the upper lever grades separate from 5th and 6th. They don't live by each other and I have never seen them together. Unfortunately, they are both from odd families with less than attentive mothers. I don't want to let something get out of hand but really not interested in mass hysteria.