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How long does bloody chicken pox last?

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SinkGirl · 11/06/2019 18:44

Feel like I’ve made about a hundred posts about this bloody illness but here’s another!

DT1 (2.5) is on day sodding five of the blister stage and they are still appearing. NHS site says they are usually all scabbed over by five days after the first day the spots appeared. Ha!

He was absolutely fine the first three days. Clearly itchy and pissed off yesterday. Today has been hideous - all morning he just cried and cried, then he became really lethargic. Then his temp shot up to 40.9 and stayed there despite having the full dose of calpol an hour earlier. Called the doctors but by the time they phoned back two hours later his temp came down and he perked up.

How much longer are we likely to endure this hell? He’s had new blisters come up this afternoon! And we still have the other twin to go.

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FlibbertyGiblets · 11/06/2019 18:49

I would count on four weeks til you're pox free assuming T2 gets it next. Urghhhh.

BikeRunSki · 11/06/2019 18:50

DS had 3 spots for 5 days and was otherwise fine. On the 6th day about 7000 spots appeared overnight, his temp shot up and he became very lethargic. It then took 4 more days for the spots to scab over and his fever to go down. Just as CP was going, he got bronchitis! Then DD got both!

Harleyisme · 11/06/2019 18:51

Took 4 weeks here ds2 2 weeks then ds3 next 2 weeks nightmare it was

SinkGirl · 11/06/2019 19:18

Oh god. Thanks for your honesty. I have tried to get DT2 an appointment for a jab to try and lessen the impact but soonest I can get is next Friday! I’m sure he will have it by then. Couldn’t afford to get them both done, was waiting for DT1 to get DLA confirmed as the back pay would cover it - literally got the payment on the day he first got the spots!

One of them looks a bit infected maybe which might explain the sudden high temp today. I can’t believe new ones are still coming up. Will get him to doctors in the morning if his temp is still spiking just to be safe.

Wondering if I can convince the doctors to vaccinate DT2 - he has a medical condition that causes hypoglycaemia when he can’t eat and has even mild bugs and I’m worried what this will do to him.

Lots of coffee for me!

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