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weve just been told my 12 year old son has chicken pox my misses said she noticed them yesterday morning mon 27 the problem is were due to fly out to majorca sunday morning does anyone have any idea a…
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
weve just been told my 12 year old son has chicken pox my misses said she noticed them yesterday morning mon 27 the problem is were due to fly out to majorca sunday morning does anyone have any idea as to weather we will be able to fly still. by coinsidence i booked some travel insurance on sunday diamond plus which covers all ,but not totally sure if ill be covered so soon after taking it out , my worrys get better we have a 4 year old daughter who hasnt had chicken pox before.does anyone have any ideas or an opinion on this matter , please hurry with youropinion as im sitting here waiting ,especially any one in the aviation industry
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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banned#1
even if not noticed to get out of the country, if your other child gets it abroad you may not be able to fly back into this country untill given the all clear, think carefully
#2
Your child would be allowed to fly once past the infectious stage. Which I think is after all the sores have crusted over.

But like sassie says, what if your other child gets it?
banned#3
Isn't chicken pox life threatening to adults who haven't already had it? When I attended a hospital I was warned chicken pox had been spreading around the ward and should not enter if I have not had it.
banned#4
lumoruk
Isn't chicken pox life threatening to adults who haven't already had it? When I attended a hospital I was warned chicken pox had been spreading around the ward and should not enter if I have not had it.


aduts can get it as shingles, which can make you very poorly, my friend had it a couple of years ago, and still suffers side affects from it now
#5
Err, Check with your airline?
#6
I googled 'travelling with chicken pox'

take a look:

[url]www.nhs24.com/content/default.asp?page=s5_4&articleID=97[/url]

I would speak to your GP and airline.
#7
i dont know wheather to take the gamble ,my son hasnt felt bad in any way nor is it looking really bad ,to be honest i think he will be ok but hes had it once before ,but then i read on sites that chicken pox isnt always severe and can be sometimes missed ,mmmmm what would anyone else do .,do u think we should go and hope for the best
banned#8
bargainman
i dont know wheather to take the gamble ,my son hasnt felt bad in any way nor is it looking really bad ,to be honest i think he will be ok but hes had it once before ,but then i read on sites that chicken pox isnt always severe and can be sometimes missed ,mmmmm what would anyone else do .,do u think we should go and hope for the best


personally i wouldnt go, i would cancel and rebook, not only for my families sake but for all other holiday makers too
#9
sassie
even if not noticed to get out of the country, if your other child gets it abroad you may not be able to fly back into this country untill given the all clear, think carefully

should i stay my son is already devastatednever mind telling my little girl weve all been waiting for so long and every day ive been counting the days down with her...
banned#10
bargainman
should i stay my son is already devastatednever mind telling my little girl weve all been waiting for so long and every day ive been counting the days down with her...


only you can decide, like i say i would also think of others, but that is me, and the chances are it can make people ill, especially the elderly or those not the strongest in health
#11
A Lady i work with was in the same position and was about to fly to Florida with her Grandson who had the pox, she got away with it by using concealer on the visible 'spots'..... not sure what i think actually ...... doesnt the air in planes just get re-circulated? and if a pregnant women is onboard it could be very dangerous for both mother and unborn baby.
#12
bargainman
should i stay my son is already devastatednever mind telling my little girl weve all been waiting for so long and every day ive been counting the days down with her...


I don't think it would be responsible of you to go. If you carry on reading the link above, it states the chickenpox infection can be very dangerous for people with AIDS, a lowered immune system, and pregnant women.

Is it really worth putting other peoples health and possibly unborn babies health at risk for the sake of delaying your holiday by a few weeks? My son has a low immune system and when he does become ill, it's always worse than with 'normal' children, so I'd be absolutely livid if my son became ill and our holiday was ruined, or even worse, we couldn't get back into the UK when planned, because someone knowingly took their possibly contagious child on the same flight as me.
banned#13
If I contracted it, as an adult, on a plane, I personally wouldn't rest until it was discovered who had been irresponsible enough to take a contageous child on a plane of all places!

I haven't been on holiday in four years, we're booked for one in June, but if I were contageously ill to this degree (not just a cough/cold etc) I would never go.

As has already been stated you could be responsible for infecting a pregnant woman, not to mention if your children fall further ill on holiday and have to be admitted to hospital. Have you any idea how difficult it is to communicate in a hospital who only speak spanish? and how terrifying this would be for a child?

Swimming pools are breeding grounds for bacteria and you could be guilty of contaminating the whole hotel. Could you honestly stop your daughter/son from going to the pool/kids clubs/beach in fear of them spreading it?

Get them to your GP, get his advice and stick to it! If I caught sight of you on hol I would avoid you like the plague!
#14
It would be very irresponsible to try & cover it up and go on holiday.

Its dangerous to pregnant women due to the shilngles aspect let alone highly contagious to anyone who hasnt yet had it.

I myself suffer with bouts of shingles & its very painfull.

http://www.nhs24.com/content/default.asp?page=s5_4&articleID=97
#15
My husband caught chicken pox when he was 32 and we were at a kids birthday party with our daughter. My hubby was really poorly for over 2 weeks. Would definitely suggest you think strongly about going. Also would you want to be stuck abroad if your other child came down with it and wasn't allowed to fly. With most insurance policies, only one adult can stay with the sick child so the rest would have to fly home.
#16
I'd imagine if you're irresponsible enough to take a 12 year old to Majorca during school term, you'll probably go.

Going on a holiday whilst "knowingly" infected with a highly contagious disease, isn't fair on the public, and very selfish.

How would you feel if your' family got sat next to someone with swine flu on the plane?
#17
well yesterday at the emergency doctors we were told it was chicken pox we went for 2nd opinion by our local gp and geuss what ,its definatley not chicken pox he was so sure he rubbed hes hands all over and reasured us we will be ok to fly yeppppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee majorca here we come....
#18
What is it? acne?
banned#19
pmsl - awaits the "my wife and child is stuck in spain" thread
#20
thank you all for your suggestions and posts i would never have gone with it espeacailly with our little girl so rest assured ,i was merely getting as much information on this matter as possible,as i didnt know the complications,but as with my posts i surely do now for future referance.
#21
the doctor rubbed his hands all over?
oooooooookkkk............
#22
Not getting this Dr rubbing his hands all over bit?

Doesn't sound very professional if he rubbed them all over your' sons' rash?
#23
The Holiday WILL be had.

Enjoy yourselves!!
#24
you can't get chicken pox twice
#25
apparently my partner is allurgic to rubber (no funny posts please) and my son was rolling down the hills in a tractor tyre on sunday so he thinks that is what it is.
#26
milly2306
you can't get chicken pox twice

im afraid you can
#27
tinkerbell28
:w00t:
Hmmm, I reckon it's a possibilty CP is hard to misdiagnose especially in a 12 year old, it's usually quite obvious! But there ya go!

A dr wouldn't or shouldn't do that hence my sceptisism.

come to think of it yes your right ,him rubbing his hands all over, but i think it was his way of reasuring us it was' nt cp.
banned#28
sometimes its best to just say nothing, i think this is one of those sometimes moment
#29
Shambolic
Not getting this Dr rubbing his hands all over bit?

Doesn't sound very professional if he rubbed them all over your' sons' rash?

i suppose its the doctors way of reasurring us it wasnt cp ,obviously he would not do that if it was cp.
#30
sassie
pmsl - awaits the "my wife and child is stuck in spain" thread

fingers crossed !
#31
bargainman
apparently my partner is allurgic to rubber (no funny posts please) and my son was rolling down the hills in a tractor tyre on sunday so he thinks that is what it is.


I'm confused here. Your son is the one with the 'chicken pox' looking rash. Your partner is allergic to rubber, and your son rolling around in a tractor tyre has caused him to come out in this rash. Does your partner project her allergies then, being as she's allergic but your son has this rash?? :?

My daughter has had chicken pox, and there's no way you can confuse weepy, scabby sores with an allergic reaction so if it were me, I'd be getting another opinion to be on the safe side, considering the potential misery you could cause other families or people.
#32
Isn't chicken pox dangerous if contracted by a pregnant woman?

I'd keep the kids at home till they aren't infectious. You wouldn't want to cause serious life threatening conditions in someone elses child.
#33
I dont see how the red dots of chicken pox that lump into blisters and then turn into weepy sores with that clear fluid, could be easily mistaken for anything else... if you've seen it once, you'd know it again. Doctors must see it plenty?
#34
Benson's Bargain
Err, Check with your airline?


Thats just crazy talk, why would the airline know if who'd be allowed to fly. :w00t:
#35
I really wouldnt like to be on an airplane with a child that has chicken pox!!! it would be like sticking 300 people in a closed room with someone infectious, would be very irresponsible and selfish (no offence meant) to even try tbh,
#36
tinkerbell28
Yes they do hence my shock at the misdiagnosis of chicken pox, I am paediatric nurse by trade, and can't quite believe it, I would be putting a complaint in if true. Even a parent with no medical training would be hard pushed to confuse CP with anything else.
Something does not add up, I hope for the OP's sake he has not just thought, pah I'll risk it. As I know for a FACT they won't be able to fly home if the daughter comes out, with the incubation period she would come out on holiday if it is CP.
That's if they get past security if the son is covered in weepy spots, the airports are hotting up on ill travellers right now, strangely.......flu anyone, so less likely than ever to get away with it.
Not to mention all the other people with immune system problems that could come to harm or pregnant women with no immunity.


Agreed, someone is telling Porkies I think. :thumbsup:

http://www.thetoyreview.com/mediawiki-1.5.6/images/thumb/5/59/Doctor-who-cyberman-mask.jpg/250px-Doctor-who-cyberman-mask.jpg

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