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chicken pox

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by mattydred, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. mattydred

    mattydred Engaging Member

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    i not been able to get on the forum much over the last 2 weeks.
    my youngest (4) has had chicken pox and has been off school and every day he has taken over my desk (pc,tv and xbox360). his chicken pox has nearly gone but now my eldest (5) has came out in them yesterdat so now he'll be taking over everything. they break up from schooll today and its a nightmare having them both here together as all they do is argue, fallout and fight with each other. hoping the next 2 weeks pass quite quickley as im trying to pack up smoking and im in the middle of a course and on the champix tablets.
    could do with a spliff for the stress but dont want to start that again so might make some ganja cookies and cakes etc. maybe if i leave a couple on the kitchen side the kids will nick and eat them and then i reakon that will be problem solved(quiet chilled out kids)
    wish me luck
    cheers
    matty

    disclamer - i would never drug my kids for abit of peace and quiet lol
     
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    bobbyboy Keyboard Hero

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    :D:D:D are you sure about that :rolleyes:
     
  3. Margaret13

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    Sounds like fun :D I wish them better and I hope you get through it ok ;)
     
  4. MOO

    MOO Keyboard Hero

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    Better to get it out of the way when they are kids, it's Censored if you get it as an adult.
     
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    My youngest (2) just had it, in fact he just got it when we bought the baby home but she's fine. Theres alot of it around this time of year:(
     
  6. Margaret13

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    oh bless him hope hes ok :) not the youngest anymore hows it going with baby do the the boys like thier new sister.
     
  7. andyhawkx3

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    Sorry to inform you, you can get it twice :( ...second time its called shingles :down::( ......... .PS hope the kids, get better soon guys:up::up::up:
     
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    .... i've got you beat there fella.....
    One... single... 14 1/2 yr old daughter!
    I'd swap for 20 lads with Chickenpox at the moment! hahaha.

    Seriously.... hope they get well soon mate!
    TC
     
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    They love her to bits, especially the oldest. Shes really good, cries a bit more than the others but they were exceptionally good. We've been really lucky with our babies, dont wanna risk another though;):D
     
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    Thats sweet pleased they get along cant send them back ;) ....I have four brothers two older two younger so she needs two younger brothers :D
     
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  11. simply james

    simply james Banned

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    as andy says second time shingles,and can leave men inpotent if caught late on inn life ,very painfull to you just want to scratch away
     
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    I'm 20 and have never had chickenpox. I'm studying to be a pharmacist and I qualify next year. I am absolutely sh*tting myself from getting it. Every time someone comes into the pharmacy that I work in with it, I just about hide behind the counter.
     
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    Crickey, the pox must be nationwide cos my two have just got over it as well!!
    All the neighbouring schools seem to have it too,nasty virus aint it?.
    Ann and me have scars from getting it when we were 12 (many moons ago!).
    As Tina said,its much better to get it when your young and get it over with!.
    And as Hawkster said its a b****r to get when your his age cos its called "shingles"!.
    (He will be 76 this year!), so fair play to him!!.
    Ha Ha,
    Ian.
     
  14. MarkV

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    You can get chicken pox at any age and it always is chicken pox , even if you get it as an adult
    I have v occasionally seen people who have caught chicken pox more than once

    After you have had chicken pox the virus lays dormant in your body and when it re-activates if then causes shingles (triggers are other illnesses, being run down,stressed or just bad luck !). There is no limit to how many times you can get shingles

    So you cannot catch shingles from anyone (the virus is within you already from a previous bout of chickn pox) but you can catch chicken pox from someone with chicken pox and you can also catch chicken pox from skin to skin contact with someone with shingles if you have never had chicken pox

    Also - any woman who is pregnant cannot give a 100% certain history of having had chicken pox as a child should be careful - if they catch chicken pox it can be passed to the baby and cause developmental problems
     
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    Sorry but you can catch shingles off someone else,it is a virus and as such can be spread!.
    Which FR are you?,just curious.
    Ian.
     
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    its a thing ive never had ,yet ive been around all my kids and they have all had it
     
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    my five year old nephew Bobby has chicken pox :(
     
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    To sumo
    What do you mean - which FR are you ?

    I would agree that shingles is a viral infection - it is just that it is caused by the chicken pox virus which then lays dormant in the body after a previous bout of chicken pox and then can re-activate as shingles, but sorry to disagree but you cannot catch shingles from someone else - instead you catch chickenpox from their shingles

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_pox
    Herpes zoster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    What year are you in your training as a doctor?.
     
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    I qualified in 1989 as a doctor , been working as a GP since 1993
     
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