So, my best friend's 9yo currently has chicken pox, and we are waiting for my 2 kids (4yo and 7yo), and her younger dc (22 months old) to get it. Last week she ended up bringing her ds into the ER because it was after dr hours and he had a high temp and an awful cough (the nurse she spoke to said because of the cough he should get looked at that day). The dr she saw in the ER said that it's totally a myth and not at all true that younger kids are more likely to get a milder case than older kids. From all the anecdotes I've heard I had the assumption that, while the little ones can certainly get a bad case of CP, they are more likely to get a mild case than an older kid. It also doesn't make a lot of sense to me that at a certain age (teen? adult?) you would just suddenly reach "the age" where you have a horrible case of CP, but rather it gets progressively (potentially) worse as you get older, and statistically more problematic past a certain age.
What do you think?
What's your experience?