Quick poll. Who is wrong? Me or dh. Chicken pox

(43 Posts)
Sleepyjean70 Fri 27-May-16 07:32:04

So I am fairly certain DC has chicken pox. She has the rash and it has beenvgoing round nursery. Dh wants me to take her to doctor's. I think it is necessary.
So my jury who is right please.

Sleepyjean70 Fri 27-May-16 07:32:48

Unnecessary. Stupid phone

Uptownfuckuup Fri 27-May-16 07:33:39

he is wrong

StillYummy Fri 27-May-16 07:34:12

Call the dr and see if they want to see you but I don't think they need to. A weekend of oat baths and calpol for you sad

NataliaOsipova Fri 27-May-16 07:34:16

I agree - just phone. They won't thank you for spreading it round a waiting room (which, let's face it is usually full of old people who would be more vulnerable if they were to catch it).

LetThereBeCupcakes Fri 27-May-16 07:35:08

He is very wrong. Unless you're worried the CP has turned nasty. DS is just getting over it, wasn't quite as bad as I was expecting!

FromthePinkGlitterySide Fri 27-May-16 07:35:20

You don't need to take her to the doctors, plus there might be pregnant women and others with low immune problems there so you really shouldn't. My ds had chicken pox and we needed a doctor because the spots got infected so we rang and the doctor did everything over the phone.
Hope your dd is not too bad flowers

Griphook Fri 27-May-16 07:35:21

He could take her if he wants too. Yanbu by the way

NamelessEnsign Fri 27-May-16 07:37:07

He's wrong. The NHS website here says tou don't need to see a doctor excepting specific circumstances, and to try to keep the child away from people with vulnerable immune systems (the type who need to go to the GP).

MrsKCastle Fri 27-May-16 07:37:40

Don't go to the doctor! Keep her inside, don't spread it around. DH definitely wrong.

(Disclaimer- obviously speak to a GP if she gets really poorly, but not necessary for normal chicken pox)

OiWithThePoodlesAlready Fri 27-May-16 07:37:45

Unless said child is 2 weeks old he is wrong. Very wrong! You wouldn't even be allowed in the door.

I had to take my dd to be seen when she had it because she was poorly with it but I phoned first to ask advice from my gp and was ushered into a side door and a separate room.

Billyray23 Fri 27-May-16 07:38:02

No need to see the doctor. There is nothing doctor can do. Plus you are just passing it on sat in a busy waiting area with her. Stay at home and ride it out. You are correct

NamelessEnsign Fri 27-May-16 07:38:18

By the way, don't give ibruprofen with chickenpox as it can cause deeper infection and serous complications (this is quite new advice so I'm telling everyone).

enterYourPassword Fri 27-May-16 07:38:31

Take him to the Drs. The rash could be anything and better safe than sorry.

QueenofLouisiana Fri 27-May-16 07:38:37

I was just stuck in a room with DS for 45 mins (morning "show up and wait" surgery) then told it was CP and to go home.

As long as they are progressing through the unwellness of CP there isn't anything else a GP can do. Fluids, foods as wanted/ needed, oat baths to help the itchiness, lotion to do the same, paracetamol (never ibuprofen).

Sleepyjean70 Fri 27-May-16 07:39:18

Thanks. Oat baths. Do you mean just normal oats. Better get the calpol

enterYourPassword Fri 27-May-16 07:40:32

Posted too soon.

Additonally, my eldest got chicken pox when I wa spregnant. The Dr told me the chances of it causing issues for me or our unborn son were next to zero and so to relax and stock up on calpol / calamine.


Sorry, take her

Tartsamazeballs Fri 27-May-16 07:41:08

I'd be a bit pissed off to see a child with run-of-the-mill chicken pox in the waiting room whilst I was in for a midwife appointment. As would a cancer patient with a suppressed immune system.

If he's that worried get him to call 111.

WutheringFrights Fri 27-May-16 07:43:13

Put oats in a muslin or a pair of old tights, tie it up and run in under the hot water when you're running the bath.
You can use it as a gentle rub too to soothe the itching.

Jimjamjoos Fri 27-May-16 07:43:59

What does he expect the doctor to do???

Sleepyjean70 Fri 27-May-16 07:46:01

Sadlyvfh has a vulnerable immune system as on immunosuppressants. (Sp) So maybe he needs to get a telephone consult

anklebitersmum Fri 27-May-16 07:47:36

Ring the doctor to notify them, having first checked with the chicken pox pics on the tinterweb to confirm it is indeed pox.

See if doctor will prescribe some calomine lotion but as a cream form (it goes on like sudocrem) for after oaty baths and anti-histamine for less itching at bedtime. My DS2 was so covered he was prescribed phenagan for before bedtime so it's well worth asking the doctor up front.

Failing prescription ask your pharmacist but don't take the poorly mite with you.

exLtEveDallas Fri 27-May-16 07:48:07

We had to take DD to the doctors to get CP confirmed, but that's because her spots first appeared on a bloody plane, and we needed to know if all the other passengers needed warning off (it was, they did, I've never felt so guilty in my life)

Otherwise I wouldn't bother. I'd say within 24 hours you should know if it def CP, if it's still just a rash afterwards then I'd get it checked out.

Catsize Fri 27-May-16 07:48:36

Your DH is wrong.
I took DD to the Dr with chicken pox to get a letter on holiday to say she couldn't fly etc as she started with spots 15hrs before we were due to fly and on a Saturday afternoon. Thanks DD!
It was the lesser of two evils. Could not have had her risking passengers on flight etc.
Extended holiday, lost £100s of £s (both self-employed), but better than someone suffering a miscarriage because I took DD on a flight.

Penfold007 Fri 27-May-16 07:50:04

If your DH is immunosuppressant he needs to speak to his GP. There is nothing a doctor can do to stop DS being infectious.

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