Confirmed Pertussis in my school district - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 06-22-2011, 07:33 AM - Thread Starter
 
healthgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 28
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

13 kids from three different schools in my district have contracted pertussis.  All of them were vaccinated.  My daugter, who is fully vaxxed to two is not in any of those schools.  However, I am concerned that she might come in contact with someone who has it and bring it home to my completely unvaxxed four year old.  The good news is that her last day of school is tomorrow.

 

Is there anything I should be doing now - any supplements I should be giving my kids - that might help ward off the disease or make it a mild case?  I've tried searching on the internet but I'm a little shaken up and a lot overwhelmed.  Thanks for any help you can offer. 

healthgirl is offline  
#2 of 3 Old 06-22-2011, 08:05 AM
 
MyBoysBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Alberta Canada
Posts: 1,116
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Search the net for "pertussis and vitamin c"

 

Also a Mothering thread on this topic:

http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/195623/whooping-cough-and-vitamin-c


Wife to DH, Mom to my Intact Boys DS1: Born 02 Pain Med Free Hospital Birth, BF'ed for 9 Months, Partially Vax'd DS2: Born 06 via UC, BF'ed 3 years 10 months, and UnVax'd
MyBoysBlue is offline  
#3 of 3 Old 06-22-2011, 11:44 AM
 
ma2two's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1,464
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)

I would not be concerned at all about a 4 year old contracting pertussis. I would treat pertussis or suspected pertussis with high doses of sodium ascorbate.

ma2two is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off