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Just to have on record at the doctor's office (I realize in terms of school, nothing other than an exemption is accepted). Has anyone done this? I personally want to know, esp for chicken pox, in terms of exposing my child for natural ie potential lifelong immunity. I'm a selective vaxxer, so I would be testing for MMR and chicken pox.
 

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Natural immunity is a state of resistance to infectious diseases. I am just wondering why exposure to chicken pox or measles will promote let alone benefit natural immunity. Sorry, I'm just a first-timer here.
 

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Actually, proof of immunity from a titer test will satisfy the school requirements for chickenpox, measles mumps, and rubella. Even if you're getting an exemption for other vaccines, it will be handy to have immunity on record, so that your child is not excluded from school in an outbreak of one of those diseases.<br><br>
People can become immune from exposure to those diseases without actually getting sick, so it's worth it to get tested if you'd like to know.<br><br>
Ask to get the IgG test. IgG is what shows long term immunity. IgM is what shows up during illness and for a little while afterward.
 

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Thank you SanJoseMama <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Actually, proof of immunity from a titer test will satisfy the school requirements for chickenpox, measles mumps, and rubella. Even if you're getting an exemption for other vaccines, it will be handy to have immunity on record, so that your child is not excluded from school in an outbreak of one of those diseases.<br><br><b>People can become immune from exposure to those diseases without actually getting sick</b>, so it's worth it to get tested if you'd like to know.<br><br>
Ask to get the IgG test. IgG is what shows long term immunity. IgM is what shows up during illness and for a little while afterward.</div>
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Anyone have figures or a source for this? I'm interested in what percentage of people this applies, and I wonder why?? Does it have to do with the strength of their immune system or overall health, or is it just random luck??
 

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<a href="http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/rubella.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pin...ds/rubella.pdf</a> (page 260)<br>
Rubella is asymptomatic in up to 50% cases<br><br><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/mumps.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pin...oads/mumps.pdf</a> (page 190)<br>
"As many as 20% of mumps infections are asymptomatic. An additional 40% to 50% may have only nonspecific or primarily respiratory symptoms."
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/rubella.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pin...ds/rubella.pdf</a> (page 260)<br>
Rubella is asymptomatic in up to 50% cases<br><br><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/mumps.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pin...oads/mumps.pdf</a> (page 190)<br>
"As many as 20% of mumps infections are asymptomatic. An additional 40% to 50% may have only nonspecific or primarily respiratory symptoms."</div>
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Thank you. If you come across any for chicken pox, I'd be most interested.. I've seen where some people have exposed their kid 2 or 3 times (pox party) and have not yet come down with any pox. They may be thinking it failed, but I am thinking they might have had an asymptomatic infection, and possibly already have immunity. And I was curious what % this might apply to, and what the reasons for that might be (diet; overall health; random luck, etc) - I think there is a reason for everything and Im just wondering in these % of people who have no symptoms yet do get full immunity just like everyone else, what is their secret? lol and why didn't they study <i><b>that</b></i> and apply that knowledge to the benefit of mankind, instead of forcing vaccines on everyone! (wishful thinking, but think of the benefits to health of humanity if they had gone this route instead)
 

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People can become immune from exposure to those diseases without actually getting sick, so it's worth it to get tested if you'd like to know.<br><br>
Ask to get the IgG test. IgG is what shows long term immunity. IgM is what shows up during illness and for a little while afterward.</div>
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Can anyone tell me:<br>
If your child is still nursing, will this skew the results of an IgG test (showing the short-term immunity they have from your antibodies in your milk), or will an IgG test show only their long-term immunity from exposure to disease?<br><br>
We exposed our daughter to chicken pox, but she didn't have any symptoms. She's still nursing so I don't know if an IgG titer will tell us if she caught the chicken pox or not.<br>
Thanks!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Can anyone tell me:<br>
If your child is still nursing, will this skew the results of an IgG test (showing the short-term immunity they have from your antibodies in your milk), or will an IgG test show only their long-term immunity from exposure to disease?<br><br>
We exposed our daughter to chicken pox, but she didn't have any symptoms. She's still nursing so I don't know if an IgG titer will tell us if she caught the chicken pox or not.<br>
Thanks!</div>
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Ruebella titers can pass through breastmilk. I am not sure about CP.<br><br>
If your dd didn't show any CP symptoms though I would try and expose her again. It can be pretty bad to get it as an adult and not having a strong immunity to it isn't great protection. My dad had CP twice.
 
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