So This Lady

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So This Lady
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Wed, 10-01-2008 - 10:41pm
on another board that I go on just announced that one of her children has chicken pox even though he was vaccinated for it. I guess if you can still get something even if you were vaccinated against it, then why bother getting the vaccination?

Lindsay

 

 

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Registered: 06-05-2008
In reply to: linzbug77
Wed, 01-21-2009 - 12:57pm

Why don't we hear this in the news?? (Outbreak of cp - vax status - all vaxed!) You can just bet if it were measles or whooping cough and no one had been vaxed it would be all over the news.

Whatever.

cp vax - what a waste.

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Registered: 01-02-2009
In reply to: linzbug77
Mon, 01-19-2009 - 3:12pm
It might. To prevent shingles you need to be around someone who has chickenpox, so if the vaccine causes a full-blown case of chickenpox it should act as a booster to prevent shingles. Grandparents should hug those spotty kids every chance they get.
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Registered: 12-14-2005
In reply to: linzbug77
Mon, 01-19-2009 - 1:36pm

DD was exposed to chicken pox again via ballet class - three kids in class have it now (so that four total now, including the original child who had it) (but she had the vaccine - oh how I regret that).

Alas Public Health is involved now as a result - vaccination status of all four children - vaccinated for CP.

Similar to when this happened at DD's daycare twice - vaccination status were all positive. In this case public health ran tests and confirmed vaccine shedding caused the "outbreak" as the strain of CP was the vaccinated one.

Would exposure to the vaccination strain of CP help in the prevention of shingles in later life?






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Registered: 04-09-2008
In reply to: linzbug77
Fri, 01-16-2009 - 1:10pm

When chickenpox was alive and well, this was the explanation to mild to no shingles in adults because of the re-exposure of child with chickenpox

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Registered: 01-02-2009
In reply to: linzbug77
Wed, 01-07-2009 - 9:18pm

Just wanted to share this article from insidevaccines on chickenpox: http://insidevaccines.com/wordpress/2008/03/20/eradicate-chickenpox-sure-why-not/

pretty good explanation of the challenges of eradicating chickenpox and also explains the relationship of chickenpox and shingles.

Generally, there are two things you can do if you had either chickenpox or the vaccine and you want to avoid shingles: try to expose yourself to chickenpox as often as possible AND do everything possible to maintain excellent immune function.

The Pharma recommendation is, of course, to get the shingles vaccine.

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Registered: 07-18-2008
In reply to: linzbug77
Fri, 10-24-2008 - 4:06pm

Hi! I mostly just lurk here; keeping an eye out for info on the HPV vaccination.

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Registered: 07-17-2005
In reply to: linzbug77
Fri, 10-24-2008 - 3:53pm
I replied before this, the post is still not showing up. I used the word "terrorist" -could that be why?
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Registered: 07-17-2005
In reply to: linzbug77
Fri, 10-24-2008 - 3:46pm

"The rash is distinguished from chicken pox by the fact that all lesions tend to be at the same stage (i.e., vesicular, pustular or scabbed) at the same time; whereas in chicken pox, the rash comes in various “crops”, so that the same person will have lesions in all three stages widely distributed."

With chicken pox, the doctor will ask the patient's mother if the lesions came about in stages. The doctor only has second-hand information. My son's chicken pox were very widely distributed. But they did come out in stages, crop after crop after crop. I have often wondered if the NSAID's I gave him caused the severity.

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Registered: 12-14-2000
In reply to: linzbug77
Thu, 10-23-2008 - 11:46pm

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The *only* reason smallpox is still considered a risk is because of the threat of bioterrorism.

 

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Registered: 07-17-2005
In reply to: linzbug77
Thu, 10-23-2008 - 8:53pm

I love how the CDC always uses the scariest photo's available. Smallpox is similar to chicken pox in how it can sometimes be severe, but usually very mild.

Here's the exact quote from the "Vaccine Safety Manual" by Neil Z. Miller:

"The March 2006 issue of "Clinical Pediatrics" published the results of a recent survey indicating that 59 percent of pediatricians could not tell the difference between smallpox and chickenpox."

I thought smallpox was "eradicated" but in May of 2007 the government had already stockpiled 192.5 million doses of a new smallpox vaccine (ACAM2000). It's original intent was for those who were at a high risk of contracting the disease (huh?). In June of 2007 the US government announced that it would puchase 20 million doses of a weaker smallpox vaccine, so they would have one available for person's with a compromised immune system.

I guess the government thinks an outbreak is still a risk. All I know is that IF I were a terrorist...I'd come up with a better plan!

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