Mamas, pls help!
I am in a quandry. Have been looking to expose my 3.4YO DD to chicken pox before she enters nursery school this Sept. No luck. In any case, on one of the other threads, there was some discussion as to the strains of pox currently going around and whether or not they are "real" (wild) strains and not ones borne of the vaccine. One homeopathic doc said he hasn't seen a wild strain in years and years.
So, my question is, can you tell the wild virus from the vaccine-induced one if you're going to get exposure from someone who's gotten it from someone else further down the line (so that you don't know how it was induced originally)?
I'm wondering b/c now I don't know whether I should try to expose DD or just get the vaccine. I don't want her to be sick (and I also have a 16MO DS who's still BF) only to find out that she'll lose immunity during adolescence anyway - or have a false sense of security. I know I can check titers at some point down the road, but I've read that this process doesn't necessarily tell you all that much. Can anyone shed some light on this issue? I'm really at a loss.