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15/05/2013 at 21:38
I am going to see a friend tomorrow with O, my friends LO has the pox but O has had it so as friends LO is fine, just spotty, I thought it would be nice for them to have a play together. But my mum has just said to me that I shouldn't go as O might get it again and as we are going abroad in 3 weeks it would be silly to risk it.
Is she right?
15/05/2013 at 21:47
Highly unlikely, most people think once you've had it you're protected for life but very rarely people can catch it twice, but usually if they had a very rare case the first time, or they have a lowered immune system, following chemo, or organ transplant for example. I wouldn't worry. I had it as a child, only had 6 pots on my entire body, but been in contact with it numerous times since and never caught it again x
15/05/2013 at 21:48
*very mild case first time, not rare!*
15/05/2013 at 21:49
Very very very unlikely. Not impossible but I wouldn't expect it to happen to my kids. I would go and enjoy the play date and not worry x
15/05/2013 at 21:54
Unlikely, but then I have had chicken pox 3 times and still don't have immunity. I wouldn't risk it with a few weeks before you are going on holiday.
15/05/2013 at 21:57
Not impossible, unlikely but not impossible. Have the child's spots all scabbed over? I'm not sure I'd risk it if the LO is still contagious. If it was just a normal time yes but 3 weeks before a holiday I prob wouldn't risk it.
Like I said unlikely but not impossible....
15/05/2013 at 22:01
I think she came out with the spots on Monday, maybe Sunday, so she should be starting to scab up now? I'm in two minds about it!
15/05/2013 at 22:35
If she's scabbed over, then yes he should be fine. If not, only because you're going away at the prime time for him getting it, I'd give it a miss. 2 friends children have had it twice that I know off. It's not worth risking your hol for. Maybe postpone until next week just in case.
16/05/2013 at 08:10
I've been told from a few people that if they get it when they're under one they can get it again. Not sure how true that is.
My nephew has had it twice.
When I was a couple if months old my siblings all had it and I apparently had two spots next to my nappy so my mum never thought that counted as me having it- but I got tested for immunity a couple if weeks ago and I have immunity so those two little spots must have counted!
There's no way of knowing I think it depends in the individuals immune system. Normally I would risk it, but before a holiday I wouldn't- if you're going abroad they could refuse him flying . Even if its just a holiday in the uk it will be pretty rough if he's got it while you're on hol.
16/05/2013 at 08:25
Did o have it under 1? If so he 'could' catch it again but its slow risk x
16/05/2013 at 09:29
Thanks all, I decided not to go, As it was in my head it would only be worrying me even if the risk is tiny! My friend was fine about it we are meeting next week instead x
And my husband didn't really want me to risk it either!
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