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Old 06-29-2006, 04:09 PM   #11
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Breezycooking - you don't need a glass of wine you need the bottle. Sorry to hear of your bad days.

I would probably not be baking cookies either - but I am a freakazoid about germs. As far as that chicken pox vaccine - from what I have been told it is 50% effective against chicken pox BUT if the person does come down with the pox it is usually very mild - 1-5 pox. Oddly enough, my girlfriend's 3rd grade son had 4 kids out of his class last month with chicken pox and so did her 4th grade son - 5 kids out. All children had the vaccine. Interestingly enough, a couple days later I heard on the news that it may be that the vaccine is not strong enough and that it may be recommended that children get a double dose vaccine - now I don't know if that means a vaccine then a booster later or a double vaccine a week or so apart like the adult chicken pox vaccine ----hmmmmmm.

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Old 06-29-2006, 06:42 PM   #12
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My Mom used to tell me about taking kids to "chicken pox parties". When one kid in the neighbourhood came down with it the mom would call around the neighbourhood and everyone would go over in hopes of catching it. They wanted to get it over and done with. LOL.

I haven't heard much about chicken pox being hard on people unless they were somehow immune compromised before exposure. I wonder if the virus has mutated at all so that it is harder on folks than it used to be? My girls caught it from their Dad. He got shingles (and THAT was icky) and then two weeks later BAM! Both kids had it. Fortunately it was summer and I just let them run outside naked as little jaybirds and no one was unduly troubled.

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Old 06-30-2006, 09:02 AM   #13
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Fortunately it was summer and I just let them run outside naked as little jaybirds and no one was unduly troubled.
Just to be clear, I wore clothes.
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Old 06-30-2006, 09:16 AM   #14
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Just to be clear, I wore clothes.

Another childhood trauma averted!
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Old 08-07-2006, 03:01 PM   #15
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As most of us know, kids usually survive the pox without much more than uglies. DO NOT expose any unexposed adults to it. I was furious the year a relative brought her kid with it to my house without warning ... my husband has never had it and we didn't even know a vaccination existed. I wound up sending my husband to a neighbor for the holiday meals because we were too far along to cancel meals at our house. I was told "It isn't that big a deal", so called "ask-a-nurse" (a local toll free service) where I was told to get my husband away, period, unless we all wanted to be dealing with shingles as well as chicken pox. I've never heard of it being carried by food, though. Hubby ate leftovers and stayed healthy.

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