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post #41 of 52
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Originally Posted by maxmama View Post
The question wasn't about what you would do. The question was whether there are, in fact, treatments beyond supportive measures for most VPD, and the answer is that yes, there are.


Except that antibiotics for pertussis don't help the person with pertussis. Their real purpose is to prevent transmission. So they shouldn't really be considered a treatment.

-Angela
post #42 of 52
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What about antibiotics for pertussis, diphtheria and pneumococcus? It's not just all about the varicella.
Nope, we used vitamin C rich foods and breastmilk. No man made substances at all.
post #43 of 52
I thought I heard on TV/read in a book that 666 was a mistranslation, the actual number in the original Hebrew was 636.
post #44 of 52
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Except that antibiotics for pertussis don't help the person with pertussis. Their real purpose is to prevent transmission. So they shouldn't really be considered a treatment.

-Angela
Why not? The people around you mean nothing?

Also, I've had pertussis, and a good solid whack of narcotics worked better as an antitussive than anything else I tried during the month before I was diagnosed.
post #45 of 52
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Nope, we used vitamin C rich foods and breastmilk. No man made substances at all.
If you had read my next post, you would have seen that my point was there are treatments that are not breastmilk, etc., and that my point was not what any individual chose to use but that the treatments are available.
post #46 of 52
Hey, a religious exemption is probably really important to most of us on this thread.....what's with all the picking on someone who honestly uses one?

And this is *not* to be snarky to the OP...but I have been noticing IRL and online that a lot of people are really freaked out about tetanus and have a lot of mythical beliefs....what's up with that?

OP, where did you learn about tetanus? Did another doctor edumacate you?
post #47 of 52
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Originally Posted by maxmama View Post
Why not? The people around you mean nothing?

Also, I've had pertussis, and a good solid whack of narcotics worked better as an antitussive than anything else I tried during the month before I was diagnosed.
It's not a treatment then. And no, I wouldn't use them.

-Angela
post #48 of 52
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Originally Posted by peainthepod View Post
Wow, this thread got really nasty for some reason. I didn't realize people here are expected to defend their religious beliefs when deciding not to vaccinate.

Instead of derisively snarking at someone who is seeking help and information, maybe some of you could actually, you know...help her.
That's what most of us have been trying to do. But it's really hard to help someone when you can barely understand them, and they continually change directions and then accuse you of mocking their not-previously-mentioned religious beliefs.
post #49 of 52
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Chance of my kids getting diphtheria is about nil, so honestly I've not researched treatments.
-Angela
My family history: My great grandparents had something like 8 children. ONE of them got diphtheria.

My great grandfather stayed up with her all day and night, and when her breathing became labored, he would open her mouth and with his finger sweep the membrane, that had grown in her throat, away. He did that until the illness had worn itself out and the membrane wasn't growing anymore.

So there's a treatment for ya. A bit exhausting, but nothing else (other than maybe chiropractic, depending on when he became one and depending on when he gave up his practice compared to when his daughter got the disease) was done for her and she made it through.

(and let's note again that with two parents and about 7 siblings, only ONE person in the house got it)
post #50 of 52
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Originally Posted by claddaghmom View Post
Hey, a religious exemption is probably really important to most of us on this thread.....what's with all the picking on someone who honestly uses one?

And this is *not* to be snarky to the OP...but I have been noticing IRL and online that a lot of people are really freaked out about tetanus and have a lot of mythical beliefs....what's up with that?

OP, where did you learn about tetanus? Did another doctor edumacate you?
OK, yay!! I finally got a few good answers!!!
My deal is this, I realized I was against vaxing b4 I investigated these diseases. My choice is not based on how serious are these diseases, and how likely am I to get them. My choice was based on religious beleifs, NOW I'm working on figuring out all these VPDs. I really thought you could only get tetanus from stepping on a rusty nail or something, but this is my precious baby, I can't take any chances with him. I'd rather forfeit WIC than forfeit DS.
post #51 of 52
Kelly....I totally understood everything you said.
post #52 of 52
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Originally Posted by maxmama View Post
Why not? The people around you mean nothing?

Also, I've had pertussis, and a good solid whack of narcotics worked better as an antitussive than anything else I tried during the month before I was diagnosed.
#1- Don't cough on "the people around you", wash your hands and encourage them to wash their hands and not to touch their face; just like you would with any disease. I had pertussis a couple of years ago and dh did not get ill; if I avoid getting too close or coughing on him he does not catch what I have.

#2-The antibiotics kill the bacteria, not the toxin. If you are showing symptoms the bacteria have already produced enough toxin to make you sick.

#3-Killing your gut flora weakens your immune system and inhibits your recovery.
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