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Old 05-11-2013, 09:18 AM   #1
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Ds2 got the pox vax about 2 weeks ago and now he's breaking out coupled with a fever of 102 for two days. :headbang: :headbang:

Update: the nurse told us to go to the er to get checked out (even though dr had hours today ) we went to childrens and they proclaimed it to just be a virus presenting with a rash. While we were sitting in the isolation room (automatic if suspected cp) the rash got worse. By the time we got back home 4 hours later its even on the palms of his hands. He's acting ok otherwise so we are just on a Tylenol/and watch it order.

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Re: Chicken pox....

I fully vax too.

But, when my daughter was little, the CP vax was too new, and I just exposed her to the illness, so I don't have tons of first hand experience.

All of my daycare kids get vaxed. Sometimes, if they are exposed to the illness, they will still get a mild case. (but it's rare to be exposed to it these days)

Some of them (about 3 out of 10 or so) will get a mild case of CP after getting the shot. But, it's hardly noticeable. I don't exclude them with CP. BUT, none of them have had a fever along with the spots. Ever. They just get the mild cold symptoms then the spots. Plus, it's usually more like 5 days later.

It's not really a big deal, and tends to be so mild that we barely notice it.

Watch for other symptoms, because this could be just a coincidence, and not Chicken Pox at all. Hand Foot Mouth can look like chicken pox, but it very painful.
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:12 AM   #3
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Re: Chicken pox....

I think it is like a 1 out of 100 or 10 out of 100 chance of that happening or something like that. Sorry momma and son that you were one of the unlucky ones! Hopefully it pass fast. No judgement here. We fully vax as well. I had chicken pox when I was a kid and had to be hospitalized. I had some get infected in my mouth, in my private area, on my leg, and one on my check went septic. I was only four and pretty much it is my earliest clear memory because it was so painful and I was in agony. I still have scars. When they asked me if I wanted the vaccination I said yes please!
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My dd received the cp vax a month ago and a handful of days later I swore she was showing signs of a breakthrough infection. It was actually hand foot and mouth.

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Old 05-11-2013, 11:34 AM   #5
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Re: Chicken pox....

I don't think the chicken pox vaccine is very effective. I know lots of kids that got it and still got cp. And they say it will be a mild case, but that's not always true either, one of my nephews got a horrible case and he was vaxed. That said....can we come over? I'd like my kids to get it. At least if he gets it from the vax, it's over and done with because the illness provides much better immunity than the shot.

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Re: Chicken pox....

sounds like hand foot and mouth. I never hear of rashes on the palm of hands except for that. And this is among many vaxed and unvaxed chicken poxers.
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Re: Chicken pox....

Chicken Pox is a live vaccine. It is one of 3 that you can get that is live (I think, I am not an expert). Therefore it can cause a mild case of the chicken pox in a small percentage of the population. You can also get the chicken pox (VERY RARE) from someone who has just been vaccinated.

I only know this because my son's ped has been GREAT with me with my problems due to Lymphoma. They have coordinated all the care of my son being vaccinated and me being his primary caretaker (SAHM). So I have learned a bit more then I wanted to learn on this subject.

I think if it gets worse I would take him to the ER just to be safe. I am sorry this happened to you.
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sounds like hand foot and mouth. I never hear of rashes on the palm of hands except for that. And this is among many vaxed and unvaxed chicken poxers.
WSS - lots of HFM infections going around this year.
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:23 PM   #10
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Re: Chicken pox....

older thread but pox would bubble up into blisters not a rash. doesnt sound like pox sounds like reaction to some ingredient in the vaccine
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