chickenpox

Started by JMG, Jul 29, 2020 at 7:17 PM, in Life Add to Reading List

  1. JMG
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    Jul 29, 2020 at 7:17 PM
    So we're almost sure my son has it.. who ive been with all day. I have never had it.. and right now I have no symptoms yet but I read it takes a while. What should I do? anyone here have experience or had it as an adult.. heard it can be serious.
     
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    Jul 29, 2020 at 7:33 PM
    You could get shingles which is super painful
     
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    Jul 29, 2020 at 8:20 PM
    I had it twice as a kid. Sucked. Covered in spots that itch like crazy that you can't scratch. I was covered in calamine lotion and taking shitty oatmeal baths. I heard if you get is an adult its way worse. Get a vaccine if you can
     
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    Jul 29, 2020 at 8:33 PM
    Yeah gonna look into vaccine tmrw. But it wont do no good I think if I already have it. Idk if I should see a Dr or just wait for symptoms.
     
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    Jul 29, 2020 at 10:23 PM
    Had it as a kid and it was aggravating, luckily I had it treated immediately.

    As much as I’d hesitate bringing both you and your son to a Doc, especially in these times, chickenpox ain’t nothing to play with. Hope all turns out well tho.
     
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    Jul 29, 2020 at 10:40 PM
    If I remember right, adults are like 10-20 times more likely to die from chicken pox than kids. That may seem like a lot but the reality is, unvaccinated kids don’t usually die from it. You definitely don’t want to catch it but at the same time if I were you I honestly wouldn’t be stressing over it too much.

    Call your doctor and see what’s up. If your kid already has it, I don’t think a vaccine will do you much good. I think it requires a couple shots spread out over several months. But either way, call the doc tomorrow and get concrete info. If you can get the vaccine and it’ll prevent you from catching it from your kid, you might as well do it.
     
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    Jul 30, 2020 at 9:00 AM
    Thanks that makes me feel a little better. I think just not knowing is whats annoying.. Ill know if he had it in about an hour. If so then I guess ill just wait and see. Until then I guess im on lockdown in my room. Looks like I will be joining you in Quarantine @Rick James
     
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    Jul 30, 2020 at 9:02 AM
    Damn, we have a SXN80 pandemics. What are your plans for quarantine bro?
     
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    Jul 30, 2020 at 9:09 AM
    Well I just had my coffee.. Gotta do some work and then I may write some new forum fiction. I am gonna get super baked first though... which I don't usually do till the EOD. Lets see how it goes.. things get a little crazy sometimes when I smoke and then post.
     
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    Jul 30, 2020 at 9:15 AM
    I can't wait for forum fiction comeback, this gon be good. Especially when "things get a litlle crazy" :emoji_eyes:
     
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    Jul 30, 2020 at 9:26 AM
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    Jul 30, 2020 at 9:59 AM
    Quarantine inception
     
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    Jul 30, 2020 at 11:12 AM
    Had it when I was a kid. I don’t remember it being that bad but like people have said I know it’s worse to get when you’re an adult.

    I might be wrong but I thought shingles is something you get from the chickenpox virus laying dormant in your system for years after.
     
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    Jul 30, 2020 at 11:40 AM
    You are right What I’m saying is he can get the virus now without it being active and end up with Shingles in the next few years
     
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    Jul 30, 2020 at 11:46 AM
    Stock up chamomile just incase.
     
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    Jul 30, 2020 at 1:57 PM
    I think you mean calamine, no? I mean, everyone should always stock up on chamomile tea but I’m not sure how useful that’ll be in treating chicken pox symptoms :)
     
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    Jul 30, 2020 at 1:59 PM
    Wow and i just got back from the store..Tea is already brewing, wtf ...
     
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    Jul 30, 2020 at 2:14 PM
    I think so you can sleep without itching
     
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    Jul 31, 2020 at 10:06 AM
    For real, use chamomile tea in a bath, helps majorly with itching.
     
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