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What is 'mild' chicken pox and will she likely get it again??

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BlueBumedFly Fri 23-Oct-09 14:49:23

Any advice gratefully received.

DD has developed chicken pox, from what I can tell there are only 10-15 blistery ones and the others are red blobs, expect they are very small blisters if I could only get close enough to see them as she will not let me look.

Is this 'too' mild. Is she likely to get more in the next 24 hours or is this too mild and she runs the risk of getting it again. The first blister appeared overnight on Wednesday so I saw it as she got up yesterday morning.

She is pretty poorly, sleeping loads and has had a temp of 39 for two days straight.


pippylongstockings Fri 23-Oct-09 14:56:10

When my DS had 'the pox' they kept on getting spots for about 5 days or more. I think once they have it then they can't get it again - not heard of it being too mild?

Let her rest, sleep, plenty of calpol and piriton to help the itching. Good luck!

Ewe Fri 23-Oct-09 14:59:35

My DD has chicken pox at about 9months, I was told that as she had it mildly (didn't seem mild to me!) and she was under 2 there is a chance she might get it again.

A colleague of mine has a DS who had chicken pox at about 18months recently had it again as he had an allegedly mild case the first time around. It is obviously just a case of the degree of immunity they get from having it, which you aren't going to know unless she is unlucky enough to get it again iyswim?

BlueBumedFly Fri 23-Oct-09 14:59:51

Pippy, thanks. It is good to have a timeline in my head. The ones in her hair are most definitely 'crusty' so I am guessing these may have been here since Wednesday and I just missed them.

Itchy now.......

BlueBumedFly Fri 23-Oct-09 15:03:22

Ewe, I thought she would be worse already as she has food-induced eczema. DD is over 2 so I am really hoping this is our one and only time! I am rubbish at watching back-to-back Peppa Pig!

girlsyearapart Fri 23-Oct-09 15:04:18

Well haven't you had a lovely week bbf hmm

Dd1 got it 'mild' you could definitely see the spots but could've taken her out without people realising that she had it iyswim.

Dd2 had it at about 6 months and looked like something out of a horror film.

Both were under 2 when they got and doc said v unlikely they would catch again esp as dd2 had it so bad.

So I guess it does have something to do with how bad it is.

p.s- Wine? smile It's therapeutic I hear.

BlueBumedFly Fri 23-Oct-09 15:13:28

Girls - hi there, nice to have you about today. It has been shockingly shite, we were supposed to go away to friends for a start of half term weekend, was really looking forward to it.

Hey ho, this is a seriously dreadful year all in all so the closer we get to the end of the year the happier I will be!

Wine??? Oh YES please......

girlsyearapart Fri 23-Oct-09 15:30:10

Oh bless you my love. Off to walk the dog now or he will call the RSPCA but will log on later with a chilled bottle of Pinot..
Or does this call for vodka?

girlsyearapart Fri 23-Oct-09 15:31:48

can't work out how to get photos onto my profile or I would send you a pic of dd2 with the pox.. can e mail if you like?

BlueBumedFly Fri 23-Oct-09 15:34:30

cool plan, email is mellie and min at aol dot com

Pinot is cool

Poor doggy!

CoonRapids Fri 23-Oct-09 16:17:00

My dd (3) has cp too. She had a couple on Tuesday, few more on Wed and by yesterday started to look more covered... now she looks terrible and am hoping this is the worst it will get.

CoonRapids Fri 23-Oct-09 16:18:30

PS back to back TV here too, on the television and the PC...nightmare. Am going stir crazy! Have a 5 yr old and a baby as well who I suppose will get it in a few wks sad

BlueBumedFly Fri 23-Oct-09 16:22:50

Coonrapids - poor you. I was hoping we had all our spots but guess there maybe more tomorrow. poo. I do sympathize with your next few weeks.

I am so desperate to avoid more peppa I have resorted to the ironing!! cleaned the kitchen floor and emptied and refilled the dishwasher!! This is getting out of hand !!

TheFoosa Fri 23-Oct-09 16:23:59

my dd only had a few spots, was hardly ill at all, but dp caught it from her and was really ill for weeks with it

uberalice Fri 23-Oct-09 16:28:00

My DS also had it very mildly and I was told by the GP that whilst it was possible for him to get it again, that it's quite rare.

BlueBumedFly Fri 23-Oct-09 16:32:54

Thanks guys. I will wait with baited breath for the morning to see if this is all we are going to get. She only has 2 or 3 on her face right now, from a certain angle you would never know she was poorly, apart from the fact she is either a deathly shade of pale or beatroot red depending how far through the calpol dose we are!!

OnceWasMummyPig Fri 23-Oct-09 16:55:43

I'm afraid my middle ds had chickenpox mildly as a toddler and then a very bad case when he was about 4 yo. It was definitely chickenpox both times. So I hope for your sake that a few more spots appear this time and then nothing ever again.

NigellaTufnel Fri 23-Oct-09 19:02:07

How does the rash start?

we have a suspected case here. But not blisters as such, just as rash on ds's arms

BlueBumedFly Fri 23-Oct-09 19:25:53

Euw, Once Was, I think we have enough spots now to be a 'proper'dose though.

Nigella, we started with pink round flat dots, almost like think nibbed felt tip pen marks, they grow and blister, going more oval in shape then crust. Nice. We have all stages now, crusty old ones, blisters and dots (new oens). DD had just 4 for 24 hours before the others came to join the party. I think we have 24 more hours of new spots, am really hoping she does not end up smothered as she is now really itchy.

girlsyearapart Fri 23-Oct-09 20:24:35

have (hopefully) sent you the photos now..

CoonRapids Fri 23-Oct-09 20:26:39

Hi again BBF - I saw the tell tale spots on older DS(5) earlier when he was in the bath! So if he's come out with it 3 days after his sister, then presumably they caught it at the same time...??? That would explain why he's been so darn grumpy/tired coming out of school the last few days..

Am actually quite happy if he gets it now rather than waiting two weeks, although baby still may get it later and he's only 10 wks old...

Sorry to hear the spots have got worse for your DD but at least you know for sure what it is.

BlueBumedFly Fri 23-Oct-09 20:29:30

Girls - will check now

CoonR - isn't baby too young? Are you BF? If so or even not I am pretty sure baby is protected by your antibodies so young.

I would say the older two got it together, hahahaha, that may allow you to pin point the purpertrator - mawahhaaaaa sorry, its been day!

CoonRapids Fri 23-Oct-09 20:53:14

Yeah I've been obsessing over who the perpetrator is but can't think of anyone. They went to swimming together just under 3 wks ago, could have been then. However, if loads of DS class get it after half term then it's going to be clear to everyone that DS was the perpetrator! Had thought he would be infectious only in half term.

Hopefully baby is too young or gets it midly as I am BF him...

Good luck with it anyway.

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