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To not see the point of keeping a well but rashy child isolated

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bumbdeal Tue 06-Nov-12 21:39:32

When they were socialising freely and infectious 5 -7 days prior to the appearance of the rash.

PopMusicShoobyDoobyDoA Tue 06-Nov-12 21:43:35

Actually, my DS is all rashy and he is well. He went to school today. You should have the look on teachers' faces. grin. Yanbu in my book.

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Tue 06-Nov-12 21:47:39

It depends whether they are still infectious - if they are, then it's not that fair on other people to put them at risk of getting whatever it is, if your child isn't infectious anymore, then YANBU.

VonHerrBurton Tue 06-Nov-12 21:56:14

Purely to avoid the other kids and possibly teachers asking about it and embarrassing him, I would keep him off. For the 'couldn't care less what other people think' train of thought, if you are absolutley 100% sure they are no longer infectious, YANBU.

FrustratedSycamoreBonks Tue 06-Nov-12 21:58:07

Is there any DCs in your DCs school that have suppressed-immune system? Are you entirely sure that your dc is no longer contagious?

ChippingInLovesAutumn Tue 06-Nov-12 21:58:43

Depends whether he's still infectious or not.

WilsonFrickett Tue 06-Nov-12 22:00:54

You may not see the point, an immuno-suppressed person may see it differently. What is the rash and how do you no its no longer infectious?

bumbdeal Tue 06-Nov-12 22:03:04

The point is the child was at school for 5 day while infectious, a bit late now isolating them.
If the other children were going to catch it the probably would have done by now.
Probably rubella with no symptoms except rash.

FrustratedSycamoreBonks Tue 06-Nov-12 22:10:55

But just because your child is okay with it does not mean that the next child to catch it will be.
My dc was hospitalised with cp because some mum decided to send their otherwise okay child to school with the rash.

WilsonFrickett Tue 06-Nov-12 22:11:03

It's not just school though, is it? It's getting there and back, nipping into the shops. Maybe someone's been off school who has an aunt or uncle going through chemo. Maybe the visiting music teacher hasn't seen your kid all week, maybe she's pg. it's quite one thing to expose people to infection when you don't know your dc is infectious, quite another thing entirely when you do know.

I don't know the infectious period for rubella, do you?

wheredidiputit Tue 06-Nov-12 22:16:12

It depends.

My DS comes out in a 'post viral Rash' which looks like Measles. Frighten the life out of me the first time it happened. The funny thing was I hadn't even realised he was ill, I would have said he was a bit off colour prior but not ill.

PopMusicShoobyDoobyDoA Tue 06-Nov-12 22:16:21

Well, I took him to the doctors yesterday and was told that he was fine to go in today. I would not send him in without checking first smile

bumbdeal Tue 06-Nov-12 22:17:12

Infectious 7 days before rash appears.
Then there is the question of whether I should keep the other 2 DC off school as they are likely to be incubating as not immune.
Then again they might not get it at all.

ChippingInLovesAutumn Tue 06-Nov-12 22:17:33

FFS are you serious??

School - hundreds of kids and you think it's OK to send an infectious child in??

Grow a brain. Of course it's not too late to isolate them now.

PopMusicShoobyDoobyDoA Tue 06-Nov-12 22:20:50

Yes, it's post viral. The incubation period happens before the rash starts.

FrustratedSycamoreBonks Tue 06-Nov-12 22:25:12

probably rubella which means you dont know for sure that it is a post viral rash?

PopMusicShoobyDoobyDoA Tue 06-Nov-12 22:30:03

Well, er, as I took him to the doctors, no, definitely not rubella and definitely post grin

PopMusicShoobyDoobyDoA Tue 06-Nov-12 22:30:26

Oops grin

YouSeveredHead Tue 06-Nov-12 22:35:41

Ds gets a post viral rash too, he went to nursery today, which is exactly where he got it from on thursday

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Tue 06-Nov-12 23:59:11

It is reasonable to assume that PopMusic's GP wouldn't have said the child was ok to go back to school if he was still infectious, so there shouldn't be any risk to anyone else. But it is not clear from the OP whether BumbDeal has consulted her GP (or whether she's medically qualified herself) - if she hasn't, and doesn't know what is wrong with her child, then I'd have to question how she can be sure her child isn't infectious any more.

sashh Wed 07-Nov-12 00:51:03

Then there is the question of whether I should keep the other 2 DC off school as they are likely to be incubating as not immune.

Of coursse you should. Why do you have three children with no rubella immunity?

MammaTJ Wed 07-Nov-12 04:59:52

I wouldn't mind them mixing with my DC because they have been immunised!! grin

ripsishere Wed 07-Nov-12 05:59:52

So has mine Mamma.
OP, I think you are being ridiculously silly for all the reasons given previously.
If you haven't immunized, that is your choice. Some people, as has been stated before have compromised immunity, are pregnant, old, weak etc.

TheHumancatapult Wed 07-Nov-12 06:32:43


Your kids may been immunised so have 3 out of 4 of mine . My dd can not be immunised not from want of trying that was first pointer toward fact her immune system does not function like it should oh and the 3 picu admissions

She can not make antibodies yet to look at her you would not know it but something I discuss with other parents ( school are aware )

Post viral rash no problem my children get that it's not infectious but I hate when people gamble with my daughters health

TheHumancatapult Wed 07-Nov-12 06:38:15

Rubella wise then I would quite posdiabily rip your head of and want to shove it up your arse once my daughter got out of hospital /pICU if she survived it . That or I would send you a invite to her funeral !!!

It is hard for me as a parent to let my daughter go to school Even leave the house and Do normal things as it is out of my control who in contact with but also need let her be a child to. Every day is a gamble will the next bug kill her ( I'm very fast on ball about dealing with even a sniffle and school are good and fully get it after nurse explained to them so warn me if anything going around

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