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OMG DS has chicken pox........ so so sorry Misdee!!!

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sparklymieow Wed 04-May-05 20:47:23

he has been off school today with a temp. and when I was helping him get dressed for bed, we spotted a few spots, looked all over and he has them all over...... bugger!!!

misdee Wed 04-May-05 20:49:47


not your fault. 3 chicken pox scares in less than a week, and this one is the real thing.

Titania Wed 04-May-05 20:51:06

can you send it over here?? I cant get my lot to have it for love or nor money!!! hope your little one gets better soon. misdee hope you are ok hun xxx

sparklymieow Wed 04-May-05 20:51:33

have put calamine lotion all over and Dh has been teasing him saying he is going to turn into a chicken.....

kid Wed 04-May-05 20:54:22

I saw a friend and her little girl last week and she had chicken pox. She warned me so I could keep my kids at a safe distance but I want them to get it while they are younger. I managed to get it when I was 14.

misdee Wed 04-May-05 20:55:01

we cant risdk my kids getting it in case they infect dh. its a nightmare!!

kid Wed 04-May-05 20:55:56

The spots don't show for 10 days or something do they? Sounds like an extra thing for you to have to worry about misdee

Titania Wed 04-May-05 20:55:56

course misdee. im sorry. i didnt mean it to sound like it did

sparklymieow Wed 04-May-05 20:58:12

I have told DS to get close to his sisters tomorrow....

misdee Wed 04-May-05 20:58:21

just a risk we'll have to take. dh wont spend upto 2 weeks in hospital just in case they have it.

misdee Wed 04-May-05 21:00:20

we thought dd3 had it at the weekend, turned out to be infected eczema, then on monday i was at my mums, and got a call yesterday saying that my aunt thought she had it, another false alarm. now mieows ds has definatly got it.

sparklymieow Wed 04-May-05 21:00:58

how long do the spot come out for? The have appeared today and some of them are close to blistering already.

misdee Wed 04-May-05 21:01:44

think new ones can appear for a day or 2, then they crust over.

sparklymieow Wed 04-May-05 21:08:11

just looked it up and DS would have been most infectious yesterday

misdee Wed 04-May-05 21:09:54

it'll be rife in school then

sparklymieow Wed 04-May-05 21:10:51

it already is... Ds said that two boys in his clas have had it.

Shazzler Wed 04-May-05 21:13:16

Is there a time of year the it comes out more because our area is full of it too.

We are in the Highlands.

sparklymieow Wed 04-May-05 21:15:34

must be, have avoided it so far, Ds is 7 so have done well, I was only saying to Misdee the other that none of my kids have had it.... spoke too soon...

sparklymieow Thu 05-May-05 07:09:15

should I send DD1 to school today, she isn't spotty but she has been exposed to it...???

angelp Thu 05-May-05 07:31:15

She won't be infectiou until a couple of days before the spots come out so if she has jut caught it it will be another week or two o fine to go to school today

Klara Thu 05-May-05 14:24:41


Your DH can get vaccinated against chickenpox. I only know because I've been through this myself recently as i never had it as a child and with Ds at nursery I'm terrified he will bring it home to me. ANyway, they blood test you first to see if you have antibodies ( I do, which means I'm immune even though I have never had it), and if you don't have any you can be vaccinated. Apparently, 2/3 of all adults who have never had it are immune anyway, but it might be worth checking out


Klara Thu 05-May-05 14:28:59

God - sorry misdee - have just read your other thread. SHould have read that before I jumped in with my suewless advice....

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