Chickenpox outbreak

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  • #19287
    Jedt
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    There is a chickenpox outbreak at our children’s school and we have our daughter home with a chesty cough and temperature.

    She has a couple of spots but I am not sure if they are chicken pox or not.

    I guess we’ll know over next few days!!

    She is the only one of our 4 children who has not had chickenpox so I will be kinda glad if she does get it now while she is small and it won’t be as bad as if she is older.

    Could be a rocky weekend ahead…..

    #137663
    happymumblemum
    Participant

    Oh no !! A couple of spots that doesn’t sound good another few days and you’ll know 🙁

    #137665
    Jedt
    Keymaster

    She literally has one teeny spot on her face, 2 tiny ones on the back of her hand and 2 on her back. I am not convinced its chickenpox tbh.

    we shall see….

    #137667
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    We asked Boots Pharmacists expert for some advice on dealing with Chickenpox and this is what she sent us:

    Paracetamol is the first choice painkiller for treating the symptoms of chicken pox. Nurofen (ibuprofen) is not recommended in children with chicken pox due to a very small risk of a serious adverse skin reaction. This is noted as a very rare side effect on the patient information leaflet
    (http://www.hpra.ie/img/uploaded/swedocu … 160711.pdf).

    In terms of how chickenpox can be recognised and should be treated there is good information on the HSE website –http://www.hse.ie/eng/health/az/C/Chickenpox/

    We hope that’s helpful for parents as there is an outbreak at the moment.

    HTH

    #137670
    munchin
    Participant

    one of my co-workers is from balbriggan and his daughter is out with chickenpox at the minute
    my 7 yr old hasn’t had them yet – i’m kinda dreading when she does – i think it’s sooooooooooo much easier when they’re younger – she’s prone to scratching as it is 🙄

    #137675
    happymumblemum
    Participant

    Dannan had them in 5th class and I was 19!!!!!

    Youngest was a baby when Dannan had them but must have had my immunity still as she didn’t get them.

    #137690
    chewieodie
    Participant

    I’m just thankful both of mine have had it…… Its a swear word in our house….. 🙁

    Daughter flew through it….. Son was desperately ill as he landed up in hospital with very bad reaction…. wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy….

    Joys of childhood illness….

    #137710
    Taylor5
    Member

    Chewie l remember you little giy was very ill.

    My youngest never got them but my oldest had them when l was pregnant. Im convinced he got immunity.
    My sister has shingles at the moment and l have heard of about 3 other people with the same. The C.Pox virus is causing the shingles outbreak

    #137703
    Jedt
    Keymaster

    Well, it has not developed into Chickenpox. Not yet anyway! Still watching her because her temp has been up and down alot over past 1.5 weeks.

    Chewie, I remember when your little guy had it, that was absolutely terrible. It was so frightening for all of us so I cannot even imagine what it was like for you guys. Poor little chicken.

    I am kinda hoping she gets it and flies through so its done with. I think the older they get, the worse it is.

    #137731
    munchin
    Participant

    Taylor5 that’s a good point I was 8.5months pregnant when dd1 had them and dd2 now 7.5yr still hasn’t had them despite them going through school at least twice

    #137748
    mammycool
    Participant

    My little girl got them when she was three. So mild that I just thought she had hives until the childminder told me. Her brother was 5 and got them a week or so later – he was totally covered in them.

    Sabbi, your little girl might just have a very mild form or she might be the carrier and never get them 🙂

    #138061
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    We used Calamine Cream from Ovelle (Elave), Eurax cream, Phenergen medicine and also, oats in the bath. One Mumstown Mammy gave us a great tip to put the oats in a sock, so they will release the milk but don’t go all over the bath. So clever and works like a charm!

    Thanks FototballMad Mam for that one!!!

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