12 y/o w. shingles.... - Mothering Forums

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My dd was 6 mos. old when she got chicken pox from me (I had shingles [my one and only time]. When she was 5, her younger sister got CP naturally (from someone else this time!) and she had a mild case of about 5 pox. Dr. said that getting CP under one year does not confer full immunity, but from then on she should be fine.

About 1.5 weeks ago, I took youngest dd to a pox party. Youngest is still asymptomatic (Weds. is about the earliest anything would show up), but 12 y/o had a painful, swollen red bump on the side of her face that dr. dx'ed at shingles.

dd has Crohn's disease, but is not on immunosuppressants, just doing the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and has been off meds for 1.5 years.

Anyone have any idea what's going on here? I am taking her for acupuncture on Weds, but, geesh, 12 is a bit young to be getting shingles!!!!!!! Any ideas to help my dd get and stay healthy? I really do not want this to become a chronic thing for her....

Thanks so much!

Mama to four great girls: 14 , 12 , 7 and 4
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