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HannahBaby - February 6

Ok, i have big problem here. As most of you know my mother is a manipulative person. She hasn't seen the kids in 3 weeks because she had the flu. Well today i finally decided that shes been well long enough to take the kids over. So she holds jacob (4 months) for a while then gets on the floor and plays with hannah (2 years) for a while. WE are leaving and she says something about her leg hurting and i say "whats wrong with you leg" and she says "O, i have the shingles" WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My son is 4 months old!!!! I am looking for ANYONE who knows ANYTHING. I'm desperate. What will happen to him if he gets the chicken pox? What are the chances of him getting sick?? Someone please help me, I'm freaking out. I swear that if he gets sick i will NEVER trust my mother again.

 

jillianT - February 6

A person with a shingles rash can pa__s the virus to someone, usually a child, who has never had chickenpox, but the child will develop chickenpox, not shingles. A person with chickenpox cannot communicate shingles to someone else. Shingles comes from the virus hiding inside the person's body, not from an outside source. ninds.nih.gov/disorders/shingles/shingles.htm (no dashes) go to this site. have they had the chicken pox vaccine?

 

Rhiannon - February 6

I found this for you. It's a lot of info, but it does say that you have to have direct contact with a shingle blister to catch it. Check this site out-.reutershealth_.com/wellconnected/doc82._html . Just take the dashes out. Good luck.

 

HannahBaby - February 6

no, my son is 4 months old, hes way too young to have the vaccine.

 

Lisastar9 - February 6

Hannahbaby can you put a call into the dr's office or maybe call a pharmacyfor info.

 

Rabbits07 - February 6

If he didn't have direct contact with any blisters then he's not likely to get the pox...even if he does he as at no more risk of complication than any other child. He may fuss more since he's not old enough to scratch when it itches, but other than that his young age shouldn't present any additional problems.

 

momma65 - February 6

WTF HANNA/ YOU ALWAYS GOT SOMETHIN REAL DRAMATIC TO COMPLAIN ABOUT.

 

Jelly - February 6

In many countries ( most of europe) people don't even vaccinate against chicken pox. I had the chicken pox when i was 3 months old, and at that time ( 25 years ago) it was kind of considered a good thing, and when one baby had chicken pox, other people came and tried to contaminate their babies to get it over with the sooner the better, because its worse when older kids get them... Anyway i know that sounds crazy! BUT, we went to Sweden over christams to visit my husband family, and what do you know, my then 5 month old started breaking out in red spots! My older are vaccinated, but for a good month, my ds had chicken pox. He still has scant marks but is all good now! It was rough, and I had to put those newborn gloves on his hands, but he kept taking them off, many sleepless nights, but thats it! The only probelm with babies getting it so young is that they will inevitably scratch in their sleep and stuff, and when they scratch the scabs off their face it can leave scars ( I still have my chicken pox scars on my cheeks) I don't have any real medical advice, just my experience, I know it sucks but don't worry too much!!! But you can still be p__sed at your mom for doing it! ;-)

 

Angiconda - February 6

I would try to call your doctor maybe they can help put your mind at ease even try a nurse line. I hope you lo doesnt get sick good luck

 

lexa - February 6

Im sorry Hannahbaby, I don't know anything about this. Momma65, why so harsh? If I was Hannahbaby right now, I'd be freaking out too!!!

 

Bonnie - February 6

This obviously comign from someone too young to have a child. Go troll elsewhere.

 

momma65 - February 6

NOTICE THE # IN MY USER NAME. I GRADUATED FROM HIGHSCHOOL IN 1965. I BET THAT MAKES ME A BIT OLDER THAN EVEN YOU BONNIE!

 

momma65 - February 6

WONDER WHY THERE AREN'T ANY PEOPLE JUMPING TO STICK UP FOR HB. I GUESS SHE ISN'T TO POPULAR AFTER SHE STUCK HER BIG FOOT IN HER BIG MOUTH

 

olivia - February 6

I have had shingles and was told it is not contagious -- even as chicken pox. I'd call and ask the pediatrician if you are unsure. I was told I got them from the chicken pox virus that was already living in my body from back when I had chicken pox as a child (before i was age 1).

 

lexa - February 6

It has nothing to do with sticking up for her. It has to do with giving her advice that she is asking for on something she obviously doesn't have knowledge of. That is why we are all here. If you are still mad about her last thread....go respond on there. This is a different subject now. If it bothers you that bad....why do you keep clicking on it?

 

jennyr - February 6

I am sorry that that happened. I would be freaking out too. I had something similar happen. Long story short. I let someone hold my baby when she was younger and after she gave her back she started inching and said that she had posion ivy. Nice Huh. I would call your doctor and make sure you give your baby a bath that might help.

 

ash2 - February 6

Not to scare you or anything, but when someone has shingles here in the hospital they are on what we call " droplet precautions " which is covering the mouth, and body. If i were you, i would call the doc just to be safe : )

 

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