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Our friends, who we met at an outdoor play area were letting their son play with the other kids with a full blown case. They had the same theory. My son was there too and we are leaving for holiday this week. Now we have to wait and see.
I think I prefer the method my Mom used, find a kid with chicken pox and expose your kid to them on purpose, knowing full well what will happen. The "expose the public" approach may well ruin the only holiday we're getting this year, and I can't say I'm thrilled about it.
Naturally, I will completely change my mind if my son gets it later in life and suffers.
Are you flying for your holiday?
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As a teacher, I had several kids who had been vaccinated that got it anyway. This was several years ago though. Did your child's doctor mention if the vaccine has been improved, or if they may still get it?
Just wondering, because if my son doesn't get it now, I am booking a dr's appt for the vaccine asap! I hadn't considered it previously because I thought it was rather hit or miss.
She did not mention this but my daughter (2.5 yrs old) has been exposed many many times by now and never got it.

Know this is not a certainty that she will not get it in the future but I still hope in her case it is working

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Old 02.05.2011, 11:37
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Re: Chicken pox has arrived at my house this evening!

She's been to the doc's this morning....fell asleep, definitely "Varicelle" itchy and fidgety..... Off school for at least 10 days while infectious. The thing you have to be careful with is pregnant ladies and the elderly who could get shingles and those who never had the 'pox'.

Anti histamine was given by the doc, which has perked her up, plus a body wash and spray for the spots. I remember the Chamomile lotion well, cold and didn't work well at all when I got it. I am keeping her at home no contact with anyone who hasn't had it.

I have to go to Germany today for a week with work....thank god my mother is here to look after her.
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No, driving.
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Old 02.05.2011, 18:10
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Actually the doctors advise that the kids with chicken [I]do[I] go to school as it is important that the children catch it at a young age, as the effects if caught at a much later age can be devastating.
A child with chicken pox is far too sick to be in school. They have a fever, feel terrible and need rest.

I also happen to be a teacher and pregnant. If a parent knowingly sent their child to school with chicken pox, I would be LIVID. Thankfully I had chicken pox as a child, so I don't think I need to worry about it.

I've heard of parents throwing "Chicken Pox Parties" and getting a bunch of kids together so they all pass it around. But that is their choice, on their turf and not involving the general public. Just about everyone I know got it without attending a party, so it seems a bit ridiculous to have sick children, who need rest, partying. Just saying.
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Old 17.06.2011, 16:18
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Re: Chicken pox has arrived at my house this evening!

The chicken pox virus can return later as shingles. As I already wrote my girl friend, age 64, whom is a school teacher, nearly died last Autumn in Solothurn hospital. They were thinking she would need skin grafts as half her face was black. She is still not 100% healthy.

Please keep your sick children with other children, and away from the elderly.

http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/...chickenpox.htm

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Old 17.06.2011, 16:45
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The chicken pox virus can return later as shingles. As I already wrote my girl friend, age 64, whom is a school teacher, nearly died last Autumn in Solothurn hospital. They were thinking she would need skin grafts as half her face was black. She is still not 100% healthy.

Please keep your sick children with other children, and away from the elderly.

http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/...chickenpox.htm

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Nasty. I get Shingles on my forehead, just above and to the right of my right eye, normally after exposure to strong sunlight. It's normally not a problem, but the first time it happened (not sun-related, it was Boxing Day), I was hospitalized for a week. I had a large blister and the whole side of my face was swollen. I was in isolation in the infectious diseases unit of the Churchill in Oxford on IV Acyclovir. Got out just in time to attend a New Year's party . The results of which almost triggered it again .
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Old 17.06.2011, 17:59
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The chicken pox virus can return later as shingles. As I already wrote my girl friend, age 64, whom is a school teacher, nearly died last Autumn in Solothurn hospital. They were thinking she would need skin grafts as half her face was black. She is still not 100% healthy.

Please keep your sick children with other children, and away from the elderly.

http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/...chickenpox.htm

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64 isn't elderly.

Please keep sick children away from all adults!
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A child with chicken pox is far too sick to be in school. They have a fever, feel terrible and need rest.

I also happen to be a teacher and pregnant. If a parent knowingly sent their child to school with chicken pox, I would be LIVID. Thankfully I had chicken pox as a child, so I don't think I need to worry about it.

I've heard of parents throwing "Chicken Pox Parties" and getting a bunch of kids together so they all pass it around. But that is their choice, on their turf and not involving the general public. Just about everyone I know got it without attending a party, so it seems a bit ridiculous to have sick children, who need rest, partying. Just saying.
The virus hit us 2 weeks ago, and I am on day 5, somewhat better, no more itching, istill fell as though a truck ran over me (several times) but i look hideous, I dont know how long it will be before I can venture out.

But since then, I had 2 mothers asking if they can bring their kids around, because they didnt contact the virus as yet! Which I declined, because the kids are/were extremely crabby, and were consistently running a fever.
But I have to agree with their idea, its best to get Chicken Pox as kid, you dont remember the horror of it all, and the skin can regenerate.
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Old 17.06.2011, 22:17
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64 isn't elderly.

Please keep sick children away from all adults!
Indeed! I had a friend get chickenpox when she was in college and she had to drop out for the quarter. For a week she was incapacitated.
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Indeed! I had a friend get chickenpox when she was in college and she had to drop out for the quarter. For a week she was incapacitated.
I had it a few years ago, it was the sickest I've ever been.
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Old 17.06.2011, 23:06
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Re: Chicken pox has arrived at my house this evening!

I had a bout of shingles on the small of my back. After reading up a bit about it, I cancelled my appointment at the hairdressers. You can pass shingles on and it can have nasty repercussions for a pregnant woman.
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I had a bout of shingles on the small of my back. After reading up a bit about it, I cancelled my appointment at the hairdressers. You can pass shingles on and it can have nasty repercussions for a pregnant woman.
I didn't realize that shingles could also be passed on, thanks for posting this. Good info for us all.
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Old 17.06.2011, 23:49
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I didn't realize that shingles could also be passed on, thanks for posting this. Good info for us all.
To be accurate, you don't pass shingles on, you pass chickenpox on.
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To be accurate, you don't pass shingles on, you pass chickenpox on.
You're right, and I should have been more clear.

So I can stop cursing the parent who brought their kid out with chicken pox, and curse everyone I came in contact to in London and in the airport and on the plane, since anyone could have had shingles!
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Re: Chicken pox has arrived at my house this evening!

yep!! luke warm baths with a cup ful of bicarb of soda a couple of times a day and calamine lotion plus some pain relief and fngers crossed it'll fly by!!
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yep!! luke warm baths with a cup ful of bicarb of soda a couple of times a day and calamine lotion plus some pain relief and fngers crossed it'll fly by!!

A CUP FULL OF BICARB?? are you sure?

My daughter has a few nasty scabs n her face, particularly on on her nose, its been a 5 days now since they have scabbed, how long does it take to fall off? Poor kid!
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A CUP FULL OF BICARB?? are you sure?

My daughter has a few nasty scabs n her face, particularly on on her nose, its been a 5 days now since they have scabbed, how long does it take to fall off? Poor kid!
exactly... baking soda, which i think is bicarb, in a warm bath. Of course, here, it's hard to buy in quantity.

when I was a kid, we used to make a paste of baking soda and water and put it on anything itchy - chicken pox, mosquito bites, etc etc etc.
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