Chicken pox is a contagious illness recognizable for red "polka dots" or "spots" on a person's skin. David Read assured D.W. Read that chicken pox was a "normal childhood illness" and does not come from chickens. Oatmeal in the bathtub can soothe the itching. Scratching the itch can cause an infection.
People who have had chicken pox
- Arthur Read
- D.W. Read
- Jane Read
- David Read
- Timmy and Tommy Tibble
- 104a. "D.W.'s Imaginary Friend" (Mentioned only)
- 118a. "Arthur's Chicken Pox"
- 1303a. "Arthur's Number Nightmare" (Mentioned only)
- Chickenpox at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia