Chicken pox

I have SLE. My question is my granddaughter has been in contact with Chicken pox, she is 19 months. Should I avoid contact with her?

We always advise caution for lupus patients to avoid chickenpox where possible, as they can suffer a severe reaction if they develop the disease. If you are on immunosuppressant therapy, your immune system will be further reduced, making you more susceptible to infections. It is also difficult as a chicken pox sufferer may already be infectious before there are obvious signs.