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Old 01-10-2013, 08:41 PM   #11
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Ditto.

My son got a case of what they call 'mini-measles' after his MMR. It is quite rare but some kids get a mild case of the measles about two weeks after their shot. My son managed to get an "extreme" case according to the doctor and caused quite a bit of excitement for the local health department. He had the rash, fever and sensitivity to light.

As mentioned, these reactions are completely non-contagious as evidenced by the fact that the health department was concerned only with our son and not with anyone else that he came in contact with (including unvaccinated infants at playgroup).
Yes! My dd only got MMR and had a reaction. All over her face and neck. Hers showed before two weeks though. We think hers was an allergic reaction to the eggs since it showed so soon and wasn't the topical rash. He allergist and doctor both said if it was a rash from the shot, it would have been by the injection site not her face.

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We had mmr rash closer to 3 to 4 weeks post-vax. The spots were flat, pale pink to rose and pinprick sized dots all over trunk bum and limbs. It didn't itch.

From what I've seen of CP and remember from having it, there spots are raised, open pustules that itch like crazy and are maybe 1/8 across.
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Re: Chicken pox/mmr vaccine reaction?

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Yes! My dd only got MMR and had a reaction. All over her face and neck. Hers showed before two weeks though. We think hers was an allergic reaction to the eggs since it showed so soon and wasn't the topical rash. He allergist and doctor both said if it was a rash from the shot, it would have been by the injection site not her face.
Our son is allergic to eggs so we delayed the shot for a year until we had read enough studies to show that an allergic reaction would be highly unlikely. Our doctors agreed with yours that it took too long to pop up to be an allergy but it certainly added another level of excitement to the health department's investigation.


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We had mmr rash closer to 3 to 4 weeks post-vax. The spots were flat, pale pink to rose and pinprick sized dots all over trunk bum and limbs. It didn't itch.
Our son's MMR reaction was itchy and he even broke skin when scratching. Felt horrible for the poor guy.
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