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Chicken pox ! how mild can it be ? ....

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Cocobabe Sun 29-Jul-07 13:32:32

My 7 half ds has chicken pox ..it all started last week with just 2 spots , now just a few more on his face but thats it ,has a temp (poor baby )...been told the younger they are the milder it is ..am wondering how many of your babies have had it at so young ?

Seona1973 Sun 29-Jul-07 13:59:44

my ds had it at 6 months - he had quite a few spots but didnt seem particulary bothered about it - dd(3), who gave it to him had a much worse dose and was very whiny and itchy.

Meglet Sun 29-Jul-07 14:10:53

My 8 month old DS had it 2 weeks ago. Was grumpy with a temperature for 24 hours then the spots appeared and he was happy again. only had a few spots, really really mild compared to what happens when you are older. No obvious itching and certainly no scars.

orangehead Sun 29-Jul-07 14:14:09

my ds had it at 16 weeks just 2 spots. But he has just had it again at 4yrs and was totally covered but not ill.

tassi Sun 29-Jul-07 14:24:31

My Daughter had it at 10 months and had over 80 spots from her head to shoulders alone. but i'v had it twice as`a child the first time with only a few spots the second time i was covers

fawkeoff Sun 29-Jul-07 14:31:25

yeah dd only had a few spots so the doc sed she hadnt had the virus so she could get it again

princessmel Sun 29-Jul-07 14:41:06

Ds was two and half when he had only 1 spot. The doctor said it was CP but as it was mild he may get it again. He's 4.7 now and not had it again so far, despite being around alot of friends who've had it.

Dd had 2 spots a few months ago. The nurse at the surgery said she was almost certain it was CP but as dd only had 2 she couldn't say for sure. I think it was as it was so similar to ds.
They both were wingey before the spots appeared but nothing major.

They've both been with loads of friends who are at the catching stage and not got it again. Yet!!

So in answer to the op, it can be very mild!!

Cocobabe Sun 29-Jul-07 14:52:49

did any of your lo have diarrhoea with cp ? mine has it at the mo ..

tassi Sun 29-Jul-07 15:02:38

No mine didnt

princessmel Sun 29-Jul-07 15:13:27

No, it may just be that thay have a tummy bug at the same time as CP

Cocobabe Sun 29-Jul-07 16:07:17

its so assuring to hear your experiences - thanks . It's a good possibility he has a tummy bug at same time as CP as nursery had cases of both going round . I hope it ends soon ..how long did your lo recover from cp ?

moljam Sun 29-Jul-07 16:12:52

my ds has had it very mildly twice.just couple of spots and bit quiet

princessmel Sun 29-Jul-07 16:16:00

The spots were scabby for a few days then just faded. not long really.

Hope he is better soon.

hippipotami Sun 29-Jul-07 17:53:29

Dd had it last year (aged 3) but only had 10 spots. Little wingy but that was not necessarily caused by the CP. Ds (age nearly 8) has never had it. Am assuming he needs to get it soon, but have no idea how? He has been in contact with lots of children with CP during the contagious phase, drank from their cup etc but just does not seem to get it. Aargh!

Blandmum Sun 29-Jul-07 17:57:17

ds had it at around 4 months. Initially about 20 spots stated to develop, but all bar 5 faded. He wasn't really ill at all.

But he did have chickenpox, because 5 years later the poor we scrap had shingles!

lljkk Sun 29-Jul-07 18:10:36

DD had it when she was about 16 weeks (and breastfed). She had about 2 spots on her bottom and maybe 5 on her face. Completely unbothered by it, though the spots on her face did look a bit horrid.

In reception year CP swept thru the class and DD was one of the very few not to get it (up to 10/26 children out at a time with CP). All her best mates had it, I assume she must be immune.

Heard a story of 2 week old getting it, apparently very mild, though I don't know if he had lasting immunity.

Cocobabe Sun 29-Jul-07 18:23:24

a few days - thank goodness ...my dd had it at 18mths , but we keep reminding her not to get 2 close to ds to prevent her getting it again , as i remember she was irriated by the spots but wasnt too whiney about it . ds seems cheerier today , eating & drinking ok , temp has gone down so hopefully worseis over [fingers crossed]

princessmel Mon 30-Jul-07 08:03:19

Thats good news cocobabe

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