Found 30th Jul 2008
Hi, my daughter's got chicken pox. Any one else want it!? I've not had it yet so I'm looking forward to that!

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I'll try anything once, but already had that. Thanks for the offer though :thumbsup:

This should be posted under freebies....

Terrorism.

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Jonster;2634381

This should be posted under freebies....



Good point! :thumbsup:

You might be lucky... there was an outbreak at my daughters nursery a couple of months ago and whilst she caught it, neither me or the little man caught it (I've still not had it either at my ripe old age !!)

Just do what I did and make her live in the garden shed and wash her with a rag on a stick... :thumbsup:

that'd be a rubbish disease to die from!

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twinks;2634429

Ooooh not nice as an adult, hope you dont get it, i got it when i was 30 … Ooooh not nice as an adult, hope you dont get it, i got it when i was 30 when all my kids had got it :oops: very very uncomfortable :?



I'm a similar age now and feeling somewhat itchy today, not sure how much of that is in my head!!!

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lumoruk;2634406

I don't believe you want it as an adult, can cause something else much … I don't believe you want it as an adult, can cause something else much more deadly, forgotten what it's called though :thinking:



Shingles!

we cant catch it now if we wanted to as the external symptoms are there, the point at where we could catch it is before the external symptoms show when it is contagius for about 3 weeks until the external symptoms. thought id let you know

You know if you never had it and get it as an adult it could kill you!

Abvance;2634637

You know if you never had it and get it as an adult it could kill you!



try not to worry though lol

are u sure u have never had it?

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dean3988;2634583

we cant catch it now if we wanted to as the external symptoms are there, … we cant catch it now if we wanted to as the external symptoms are there, the point at where we could catch it is before the external symptoms show when it is contagius for about 3 weeks until the external symptoms. thought id let you know



From the NHS Direct website:

Chickenpox is caused by a virus called the varicella-zoster virus … Chickenpox is caused by a virus called the varicella-zoster virus (varicella is the medical name for chickenpox).Chickenpox is a mild, but highly infectious disease that most children catch at some point. It is most common to catch the disease between March and May. It takes 10-21 days for the symptoms to show after you have come into contact with the virus. This is called the 'incubation period'.Chickenpox is most common in children who are between 2-8 years of age, although you can develop chickenpox at any age. You are infectious from about two days before the rash appears until roughly five days after. Therefore, you, or your child, should stay at home until all of the blisters have fully crusted over, and this usually happens 5-7 days after the first blister appears. After the last blister has burst and crusted over, you are no longer infectious.Chickenpox spreads in tiny droplets of saliva and nasal mucus, by sneezes and coughs from an infected person. The virus is already in these droplets, which is why it spreads so fast. Once you have had chickenpox, you will very rarely catch chickenpox for a second time. This is because your body develops immunity to the chickenpox virus, which stops you from becoming re-infected.

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edjaned;2634671

try not to worry though lolare u sure u have never had it?



My mum is my most reliable source of info, and she says I haven't. Better see if there's any good deals on here for tombstones, just in case!

Ive had Chickenpox and Shingles. Veeery uncomfortable!

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twinks;2635129

oh i so hope you dont get it :oops:



That's very kind of you.

Do like this extract from the NHS site:
NHS

Chickenpox can be more serious in adults than in children, and adults … Chickenpox can be more serious in adults than in children, and adults with the virus are more likely to be admitted into hospital. Approximately 5-14% of adults with chickenpox develop lung problems, such as pneumonia (inflammation of the lung tissue). If you smoke, the risk of you developing lung problems is much greater. Although more serious in adults, a vast majority of people make a full recovery from the chickenpox virus.



What happens to the minority!?!?! Arrggghhhh!

monkeydo;2635291

What happens to the minority!?!?! Arrggghhhh!



They melt. Ive seen it happen :thumbsup:

Any old people who have never had chicken pox, have the chance of getting shingles from an infected child.
So if you have anyone visiting over the age of 65 warn them.
Shingles in an older person is very painful and very hard to get rid of.

monkeydo;2634440

I'm a similar age now and feeling somewhat itchy today, not sure how much … I'm a similar age now and feeling somewhat itchy today, not sure how much of that is in my head!!!


If its all in your head it may be something else altogether and this freebie may suit you ]clicky click click :whistling:

In all seriousness I feel for your daughter my little lad has "the pox" at the minute and is just entering the non-contagious period (when all spots have crusted over). Poor little man had them over his boy bits and it made me cringe just thinking about it as I remember having them myself, its terrible when you phone into work sick to tell them you have chicken pox and they dont believe you and think you are just skiving!:oops:

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harlzter;2635461

If its all in your head it may be something else altogether and this … If its all in your head it may be something else altogether and this freebie may suit you ]clicky click click :whistling:In all seriousness I feel for your daughter my little lad has "the pox" at the minute and is just entering the non-contagious period (when all spots have crusted over). Poor little man had them over his boy bits and it made me cringe just thinking about it as I remember having them myself, its terrible when you phone into work sick to tell them you have chicken pox and they dont believe you and think you are just skiving!:oops:



lol, saw that deal earlier. Searched for more "Head Lice deals" but there's only that one. Shame!

Yes, I'm sure my boss is going to think I'm skiving too if I do catch it, but what can you do!

Once you have had chickenpox, you will very rarely catch chickenpox for a … Once you have had chickenpox, you will very rarely catch chickenpox for a second time. This is because your body develops immunity to the chickenpox virus, which stops you from becoming re-infected.



Unfortunately, I count as one of the " very rarely" group....I've had it twice now and the second time was much worse.

If the itch gets bad, try Piriton http://www.piriton.co.uk/products.htm … If the itch gets bad, try Piriton > http://www.piriton.co.uk/products.htm as it's an anti-histamine that helps relieve the itch. Available from Chemists etc



OR you can try oven gloves like they do in friends when Phoebe gets chicken pox hehe.

Reply to Sigma: Unlucky, I had both mine when I was a child, second time was when I was coming back from my holiday....went to see Doctor and she said I had chicken pox again but I experienced symptoms unlike chicken pox like major migraines and stomach pains so in the end I think the Doctor go it wrong and I got some foreign bug :S.

susanemily;2635383

Any old people who have never had chicken pox, have the chance of getting … Any old people who have never had chicken pox, have the chance of getting shingles from an infected child. So if you have anyone visiting over the age of 65 warn them. Shingles in an older person is very painful and very hard to get rid of.



Incorrect. Once you have had varicella (chickenpox) virus, it lies dormant in the body. In some people many years later it flares up and becomes shingles. A person with shingles is more likely to give a child chickenpox, it cannot work the other way round. Older people alwayds fear this but scientifically it is not possible.

Chickenpox is always around schools / nurseries etc. Because kids are more infectious in the week before the spots appear (incubation), there really is no way of avoiding or tracing where it came from. Less infectious after the spots appear.

Chickenpox in adults can be a problem, that's why it is good for kids to get it. Vast majority of kids are quite well, apart from looking spotty!
(Chickenpox in adults is not shingles) Small number of kids can become very ill and there is a vaccine which they are considering for the future.
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