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Can you clear this up for me??? Can you get chickenpox more than once????
Could be "Hand Foot and Mouth" which looks just like chicken pox, but is mainly in the aforementioned areas. Or possibly the last Chickenpox, was HFM. I think HFM is related to chickenpox, but generally less serious. Chicken pox is not very serious, except for babies of mothers in early pregnancy. Might be the same for HFM
she was born with it, I was vaccinated against it, DD3 has also been vaccinated, and yet bloods have confirmed that neither of us have any immunity to it and so are at risk of catching it each and everytime we come into contact to it.
DD3 has had it lots, but apart from the very first time, it has been a few spots only each time.
You can think of it as "not belly or back or face" if it helps... (you can sometimes get spots on the genitals with HFM, but it's less usual). It has nothing whatever to do wth Foot & Mouth, by the way -- completely different.
Hand foot and mouth is incredibly common in children (and as P&L says absolutely nothing to do with the cow disease!) - my children have had it on their hands, feet, mouths and bottom, the spots look similar to chicken pox but aren't itchy.
ANother possibility is shingles if the spots are confined to one area.
Or they could just be from another childhood virus.
You guys aren't helping - you are supposed to say nooooo - it is probably a reaction to grass pollen or soap powder not go for the record of how many times you have had it yourself - [sob] - poor DS and now I am going to be housebound for the next 5 days and he will miss his last day at nursery which he was so excited about, he had a bottle of wine for each of the ladies and a few presents for the kids in his class and we were going to make chocolate cornflake cakes for everyone!
I wonder if they will let him go in just for the day when he is better?
One of my NCT group has had it four times but my understanding is that in general you are immune after getting it once - perhaps some people don't become immune for some reason? I have heard that if you get it very mildly (or very young) you might not have full immunity but that doesn't sound like the case for some of the posters here. Dd had it a month ago and thankfully I seem to be immune as am 32 weeks pregnant and it wouldn't have been fun!
Yes he has it - not a bad case but he does have it!!! The nurse at the surgery said you can get it twice and it is common and everyone comes in saying 'Oh, it can't be chickenpox he has already had it!' and she says 'Oh yes it is you can get it many times!'
Make sure you have had it Mumtoonefornow - if not you have to have an antibody injection as it can be very serious if you get it when pregnant and are not immune - one of my friends has a friend who has a daughter who is SN through catching CP inutero! Sorry really don't want to worry you!
I definitely had it (quite badly age 11) and have been exposed since without any signs - if I wasn't immune I would have come out in spots by now as dd had it about 5 weeks ago. Should be all clear thankfully!