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Whew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<br><br>
I just feel sorta relieved. I mean, I am sorry that my dd is suffering with itching ,etc...<br><br>
But i am so relieved that she comtracted it while still akid..YKWIM? She is 6 yo-the same ager I was when I got it.<br><br>
When I first realized that she had spots everyehere, it actually took me a while to register that oh my gosh she probably has CP....<br><br>
I took her to the urgent care to confirm and sure enough they said it is CP. DUH!!! THe idiot doc said to give her tylenol to treat discomfort and fever. What a stupid head. I told him I would let dd decide how she wanted to treat it.( she never goes for meds-always just toughs it out) When we left the office, I asked her if she was miserable and she said yes but thart choc cookies would make her feel better. WEll........okay then........choc cookies it is then!!!!!!!!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> I went out for dinner with a friend from out of the country, and before we left, we counted over 100 pox on her front and back....she has been broken out less than 24 hrs.<br><br>
I guess ds will be next.....should I be looking for his outbreak in about 7-14 days??? Poor little thing is MAJORLY cutting his 2 yr molars....and avbout to get the CP too.....<br><br>
I am a little concerned about dh....he has no memory of getting chickenpox(wierd as he has a photographic memory) and he has no living family/relatives he could ask......<br><br><br>
I am treating this as a milestone for dd....want to make it as fun as I can.....huge stacks of library books,making cookies and muffins,playing dot to dot with her pox.......long oatmeal and soda baths.......<br><br>
Feel strong and confident that getting the virus is superior to getting vaxed. I don't knoe where er got it, but I'm glad we did.......<br><br><br>
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excellent news!
 

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Any chance you're near Massachusetts? I'd love for my kids to get it (for ds2 to avoid the vax), though ds1 was vaccinated. Maybe you could get the word out and offer up a cp party in your area!<br><br>
Good luck taking care of two little kids through this (and hopefully NOT a dh...)<br><br>
Mel
 

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yay! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> i wish ds could get em too as a kid. unfortunately he got the shot already <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
for Babies, how old do they hafta be ( i know this sounfds stupid, buti was chattin with a friend n she said dd was probly too young to get em and develop immunity to em.....
 

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Mel-no,sorry,we aren't near Massachusetts. I did make a few phone calls to some friends and my sis to invite them over for a CP party. No replies yet.<br><br>
momtotigg99nroo03-I believe i've read that if you get CP as a baby you could maybe get them again. I am hoping that since ds is almost 26 mos that he is past that and able to develop immunity.<br><br><br>
Off to make pretend clay pies and apply calamine lotion......<br><br><br>
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All 4 of my kids had the CP in July. I was starting to think they would never get it, but one did and then a couple weeks later the other 3 got it. They have a couple scars (indents in their skin really) from it, but hopefully they will fade some when they get older. My oldest has scars the worst, a big one on her nose and some on her forehead. Do whatever you can to stop her from scratching. That's how my daughter got the scars.<br><br>
On getting CP again, it's possible, but doesn't happen often. It usually happens to those that have immune problems. Others say they have gotten it twice when the first time was a very mild case. 100 CP doesn't sound mild to me though!
 

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Suffered through the fever...most painful in my whole life...lots and lots of room temp water. Not too cold, then the stomach can't absorb it as well.<br><br>
Made a paste of "Green Clay" (powder, get it from health food or herb shops) and aloe vera gel. Put it all over my body.<br><br>
When it dried, soaked in a bath (whatever temp your patient might like) to which had been added a spaghetti pot-full of a decoction of half wild indigo and half chapparel leaves. Take a handful of each, put it into a pot full of water on the stove, bring up to a simmer and then simmer for about ten minutes. It will smell like kerosene (I think chapparel is also called creosote bush) and make your throat hurt, but it will help the poxes drain. I tried the baths of oatmeal and sodium bicarbonate and they really didn't help much. The above helped a lot. I took one of these baths every two to three hours and spent probably almost an hour in it each time.<br><br>
Lots of sleep.<br><br>
Never took the anti-viral stuff the doc. gave me. Got better.
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by sohj</i><br><b>wild indigo and half chapparel leaves.</b></td>
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i dont have a clue what this is, lol
 

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wild indigo = Baptisia Tinctoria<br><br>
The part used is the bark. It is the wild relative of the Indigo plant that was the third part of the agricultural economy of the west indies and deep south: cotton, sugar and indigo. Part of the plant gives up a deep blue dye. It is a strong herb and traditionally was used for sceptic skin conditions like gangrene.<br><br>
chapparel = Larrea Tridentata<br><br>
The leaves and stems are used. Grows in the southwest US. This is the plant with the heady scent if you get out of your car at night in southern Nevada. My husband loves it, I'm overwhelmed. It is used by some herbalists for skin cancer.<br><br>
These are both very strong herbs. I did NOT take either internally. They caused the poxes to drain very effeciently and to heal well with very little scarring. I had it very severely. The doc. was pretty shocked at how well I healed. I have nothing to compare it to as I, obviously, did not have it before.<br><br>
You can order these herbs from my local herb shop. I know they carry them and happily ship anywhere: <a href="http://www.flowerpower.net" target="_blank">http://www.flowerpower.net</a>
 

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.. from my "Prescription for Nutritional Healing" by Phyllis A. Balch, CNC and James F. Balch, M.D.--- I got it at my neighborhood Whole Foods.<br><br><br>
1. Drink freshly made juices with protein powder and brewer's yeast added. Also drink pure vegetable broth.<br><br>
2. When the fever drops and the appetite returns, use a "starter diet" consisting of only mashed bananas, avocados, fresh raw applesauce, and/or yogurt. Do not use cooked or processed foods.<br><br>
Good luck,<br><br>
Ray
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by Hilary</i><br><b>If an adult has good high levels of Vitamin C and A, Zinc and Selenium, then any attack is likely to be nuisance value only.</b></td>
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This makes sense to me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> , I was exposed during the "recovery" period in January from my INSANE engineering studies. I'm sure my zinc was waaaaaaay down. I had been totally exhausted.<br><br>
And, yeah, I juiced a lot, too. Don't remember exactly what, but I remember craving RAW and FRESH.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Hilary, I only started craving juices (and miso soup with a fishstock base) AFTER the fever. Otherwise, I didn't want a d*$n thing.<br><br>
Oh, yeah. I craved sleep, too. Lots of it. And I had this fabulous thing happen just at the beginning of my NEXT academic term in engineering Hell.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">:<br><br>
Aren't the two great healers sleep and laughter?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> Well, I only wanted the first. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Busy,busy life.....sorry I haven't been back for awhile!<br><br>
DD's CP really hasn't been that bad! And those are her words also! he-he! She pretty much stopped breaking out after the fourth day, and started healing *really* fast! We ran into her doc at the HFS(<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> ) and he couldn't even tell she had them. That was day 8. Most pox were on her chest,tummy and back, with a little spread out *everywhere*. We only did the oatmeal baths for 5 days and then she said she was fine. I really think her improved diet has something to do with her fast healing. We've been sticking strictly to a whole foods diet (for lack of a better word) for the last month and this is a sign that her immune system is getting stronger.<br><br>
I will be looking for ds to breakout int next couple weeks...<br><br>
OK ladies this is wierd however.......remember in my first post I was concerned that dh hadn't had CP and that he would catch them now and be really sick? Umm..well...the idiots that we are just figured out this weekend that he just had CP and was the one who exposed dd. Are ya'll as confused as I am? Here is what we think has happened......About5 weeks ago dh showed me some wierd spots on the inside of his elbow and on his ankle. He said they itched a lot and thought they were spider/bug bites. He also had a horrible headache andextreme fatigue. Well, after seeing the course of dd's outbreak and the similarity with dh's wierd spots,we are now cinvinced that dh had a mid case. He is a retired professional cyclist and he rides his bike to work everyday so he is in really good shape! He does drink alot of oj that is fortified with Vit,c and,e maybe he does have a strong immune system to just get a liitl outbreack. THat would be great!!<br><br>
Oh Hilary-I never did get your PM....could you try sending it again please?<br><br>
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I got chicken pox when I was 9 months old. Mom said it was the best time for me to get them, cause I didn't know how to scratch them yet. She said I just rubbed the palm of my hand back and forth over my scalp. I only had them in my scalp and on my little diapered behind<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> Mom Cloth diapered me though so everything went alright. I am fairly certain the immunity has lasted though. Spent alot of time with my little brother when he had them and my best friend when she had them and never got them again. I took care of my friends Ds a few years ago when he had them bad and still didn't get them. So I think even a case as a baby will give you a pretty good immunity. I want Ds to get them soon so they will be over with. But I worry about him getting them now that I am preggie. I feel safe in my immunity, but I still worry about what if. And I don't want new babe to get them for at least the first 6 months.<br><br>
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