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House viewing with chicken pox?

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Dobbyandme Tue 17-Jan-17 17:19:49

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MapMyMum Tue 17-Jan-17 17:20:57

YANBU that would really annoy me

Tomorrowillbeachicken Tue 17-Jan-17 17:21:56

I didn't leave the house with mine. If I had it would have had to be something vital. This was not so they are being very unreasonable.

bumsexatthebingo Tue 17-Jan-17 17:27:38

I wouldn't have let them view it tbh.

littlemissneela Tue 17-Jan-17 17:34:13

YANBU! What a selfish family to allow their child to go to strangers homes with a contagious illness! What if one of the homes had a pregnant lady, or a child or person living there on immunosuppressant medication? The poor kid probably didn't want to go out either.

thenewaveragebear1983 Tue 17-Jan-17 17:35:01

Apparently 15 minutes in the same room as a contagious person means you can catch it- keep an eye on your 16month old in the next 2-3 weeks - my 15 month just had it and it started as a week of the most foul mood ever, then a few tiny spots. If in doubt, don't give nurofen for fever etc as it causes the pox to develop much worse.

Ynbu, how irresponsible to bring him to your home and not even ask if you minded them coming in.

Dobbyandme Tue 17-Jan-17 17:36:36

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Dobbyandme Tue 17-Jan-17 17:41:18

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harderandharder2breathe Tue 17-Jan-17 17:42:55

Yanbu, they were very thoughtless

CockacidalManiac Tue 17-Jan-17 17:44:40

Chicken Pox is possibly the most infectious of the childhood illnesses. Highly fucking irresponsible.

DearMrDilkington Tue 17-Jan-17 17:46:44

What selfish knobs. Yanbu.

I would be really cross. There's not a whole lot you can do about it now, but I'd definitely call estate agent to express your frustration.

bumsexatthebingo Tue 17-Jan-17 17:55:59

Good luck op. Your child will likely get it anyway once they start preschool but if I could avoid a very young toddler getting it I would. Much harder for them to understand that it's temporary and to get them not to scratch. It's unavoidable if a sibling gets it but with 2 adults there I cant understand why they would unnecessarily expose your child! Were they apologetic at all?

RTKangaMummy Tue 17-Jan-17 18:01:43

YANBU why couldn't they have just come in one at a time to start with?

but I just wanted to offer a glimmer of hope that your little one might be ok

My little bro had it when we were little but I didn't catch it from him but caught it as a adult when I was a children's nanny

Hope your little one is ok

LakieLady Tue 17-Jan-17 18:07:36


I caught chicken pox when I was 37. It was bloody terrible, I was really ill for 3-4 weeks and very run down for several weeks afterwards. Then I got shingles (quite a few times) and still suffer from post-herpetic neuralgia from time to time.

I wouldn't wish it on anyone of any age, although I believe that children don't tend to get it as badly as adults.

Those people should be ashamed of themselves, stupid, selfish twunts.

FuzzyCustard Tue 17-Jan-17 18:13:15

I'd be utterly furious. Because of my DHs illness we have a note by the doorbell informing anyone with any kind of bugs ( including a cold or sickness) not to come in. I am fed up to the back teeth of explaining how a " minor" illness is life threatening to someone seriously immunosuppressed.

BarbarianMum Tue 17-Jan-17 18:21:03

You can still visit your relative. Even if your dd has caught it her viral load will be tiny right now so not infectious.

Dobbyandme Tue 17-Jan-17 18:35:33

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dementedpixie Tue 17-Jan-17 18:40:12

It's incubation period is 10-21 days so she wouldn't be infectious for ages anyway (from 1-2 days before spots appear until they scab)

Dobbyandme Tue 17-Jan-17 18:53:02

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Peanutandphoenix Tue 17-Jan-17 19:44:47

YANBU how bloody irresponsible for all they knew you could've been pregnant or have no immunity I really hope your DD doesn't get it. I understand you frustration I would feel like that if someone come in to my mum's home and they had chicken pox my mum can't come in to contact with it because of her diabetes and because she an auto immune diseas my grandma was the same after her cancer treatment we couldn't even go near her if we had so much as a cold. Good luck with your move OP I hope everything goes well for you and your family.

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