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Chicken pox in dd's school, she *may* have it, should I send her in the am? what about ToT?

post #1 of 156
Thread Starter 
Chicken pox is going around dd's school. And there have been a couple cases in her class. Yesterday she had a single pimple thingy on her neck. Not itchy. She doesn't notice. Tonight (more than 24 hours later) she has one more pimple on her chest. Not itchy at all. No fever.

So.....I am not sure that it is even the chicken pox.....

So, my question is...if your child has two tiny spots and NO fever and NO itching....would you keep them home or send them to school?

If you child had chicken pox would you still bring them ToT?

What a crappy time to get them if it is chicken pox....(but that isn't my question....)


update: I kept her home today from school. Still two spots and no fever. We will wait and see in the morning....

Update: one of dd's classmates/friends has chicken pox today....her mom said it is her built in Halloween costume.

Additional question: what if I only ToT to people I ask first and either they a)don't mind being exposed b) got the vax and feel safe c) have already had the cp ?

Also...I am curious, and not many people have answered.....would you also keep siblings home assuming they have the CP soon too?
post #2 of 156
It's the pox. That's how it starts. She's going to have a lot more tomorrow. I'd keep her home.
post #3 of 156
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Originally Posted by oceanbaby View Post
It's the pox. That's how it starts. She's going to have a lot more tomorrow. I'd keep her home.
Yep, this exactly. When I had them as a kid they started off really slowly like this, and I never ran a fever.
post #4 of 156
Thread Starter 
Although this was moved to Health and Healing.....my question isn't whether or not she has chicken pox....I am wondering if she only has two spots and no fever if others would keep their children home?????
post #5 of 156
After talking it over with momtoS, I've moved this to Parenting. This thread gets around!
post #6 of 156
Dang! I wish chicken pox was going around our school. Maybe you can send me an infected towel or something. LOL!
post #7 of 156
If I knew my child had a contagious disease, fever or not, I would not send them. Nor would I allow them to go ToTing. You never know who you might expose, and chicken pox can be very dangerous to some people.

If it were the chicken pox though, I would call up my friends who were looking to expose their kids naturally to it though. As long as I didn't have to worry that they would bring along H1N1 too.

We are having to do ToTing in the house this year, since all three of my kids have the flu right now, so I get how annoying it is (they're all missing the school halloween party that they were so excited about tomorrow too).
post #8 of 156
If she is showing signs of having it, no, I would not send my kid to school.
post #9 of 156
Thread Starter 
mamatoablessing--I don't mind her get them. But I was just hoping she wouldn't have them for Halloween....
post #10 of 156
School no I would not send her. ToT you bet if she felt up to it I would take her in a heartbeat. My reasoning on that is school she may get sicker so I want her with me ToTing she will be with me so if she does get sicker I could just head home.

I wish it would go around here as well.
post #11 of 156
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Right now it is going around like crazy.....really. Not just her school but several schools...
post #12 of 156
The fever with chicken pox comes BEFORE the spots, and may be mild enough not to be noticed really.
post #13 of 156
Is it weird that I'm kind of jealous? I really want dd1 and ds2 to get chickenpox. I exposed them twice back in May/June, and nothing.
post #14 of 156
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Originally Posted by MCatLvrMom2A&X View Post
School no I would not send her. ToT you bet if she felt up to it I would take her in a heartbeat. My reasoning on that is school she may get sicker so I want her with me ToTing she will be with me so if she does get sicker I could just head home.

I wish it would go around here as well.
Um,what about the people you'd be exposing to it? It can be more serius in adults,and it's not good for pregnant woman to get it.

OP,maybe see if you can arrange a few friends houses or your daughter to go to,either before or after regular trick or treating times.
post #15 of 156
Maybe you can post in FYT and ask who wants to be exposed. Then take her around ToTing to all the people who want to be exposed!

I'd keep her home for everything. If she's not got more than 2 spots on Saturday, I'd be tempted to go out ToTing.
post #16 of 156
What if she wore gloves as part of her costume? Would that prevent transmission?
post #17 of 156
Thread Starter 
I don't see how she could pass it on during ToT? She wouldn't be touching people and I could even hold her bag for her........

I just checked her with a flashlight since it is after midnight....no more spots.......
post #18 of 156
Yeah, I wouldn't take her out if she has chicken pox.. she could wipe her nose and put her hand in a bowl of candy, which the next kid would put her hand in. I don't know why anyone would take a kid out who has it. That's not very considerate to others. I had chicken pox at 16 yrs. old and it sucked! And what if an elderly neighbor gets it? It can be really bad for them.
post #19 of 156
The risk for transmission during ToT would be very low. I would have her wear gloves and possible a mask of some sort.

My dh has never had cp but he wont be moving out if the kids get it. I guess I just dont see cp as that big a deal for either younger kids or older adults. My sil had it at 30 and yeah she was a bit ill but she got over it just fine with no complications. As have all the other people I know of who got cp as adults.
post #20 of 156
Please don't take her ToT'ing. You don't know which of your neighbors might be immunocompromised. CP could kill someone with a compromised immune system.
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