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My aunt has shingles...how do I affectively expose my boys (hoping for chickenpox,of course<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">) without being all weird and making them rub her leg? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> Any ideas?<br><br>
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The only way to contract pox from shingles is to have physical contact with an open sore. You'll have to be "all weird" about it if you're really trying to spread it.
 

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I thought I was pretty savvy in the contagious disease info.<br>
I had NO idea you could catch the pox from an active case of shingles. I was so skeptical of your post I googled it.<br>
Pretty cool. I just had a friend visit who had a mild case of shingles. Had I known, DS2 would have them right now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br>
Just tell your aunt. She probably had the pox as a kid as did her children.<br>
Apparently it's harder to catch from shingles so the may have to nuzzle up to her leg!
 

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This is how my DC got CP! Yep. DH had these wierd sores on his arms, ankles, and shoulders. Within two weeks, DD came down with CP, and exactly two weeks later, DS did.<br><br>
I agree, ask your aunt if your kids can touch the area! I just told my mom that DC are being vaxed against mumps and cp, and she asked why???? Those who are age 55 and older usually think it is CRAZY for our kiddos to be vaxed against these once thought of "normal childhood illnesses."<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">This is how my DC got CP! Yep. DH had these wierd sores on his arms, ankles, and shoulders. Within two weeks, DD came down with CP, and exactly two weeks later, DS did.<br><br>
I agree, ask your aunt if your kids can touch the area! I just told my mom that DC are being vaxed against mumps and cp, and she asked why???? Those who are age 55 and older usually think it is CRAZY for our kiddos to be vaxed against these once thought of "normal childhood illnesses."<br><br>
Good luck!</div>
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Total thread hijack, but you are vaccinating your children for chicken pox yet they have already had the disease? Did I understand that right?<br>
ETA: I just saw in you are no-vax in your siggy so I'm guessing you left out a word or two in your post which is what confused me.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Total thread hijack, but you are vaccinating your children for chicken pox yet they have already had the disease? Did I understand that right?<br>
ETA: I just saw in you are no-vax in your siggy so I'm guessing you left out a word or two in your post which is what confused me.</div>
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Actually, I have been *totally* misunderstood here!!!!!!!!! And, I.Have.Not. Hijacked this thread.<br><br>
My point, was to say,yes! DC can be given cp via shingles!!!!!!!!!!<br><br>
FYI-I don't VAX!! I was GLAD MY DC GOT CP!!!<br><br>
EDited to add--having a really bad day-PLEASE don't attack me on any issue regarding vax!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Honestly,OP, this should be posted in the Vax forum. That is where you will get tons of support and answers from those of us who choose not to vax.<br><br>
Good Luck!<br><br>
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Thanks for the info. Obviously we don't vax and our boys have already had mumps, which was super easy on 'em, so I'm hoping the same for all that follows.<br>
Hmm...the problem is my aunt is quite uncomfortable with shingles...obviously, they hurt, but also, I think she's having a hard time dealing with it emotionally. I don't know how she'd feel about letting my boys touch the sores. She's kinda uncomfortable with exposing them in the first place, but agreed to it 'cause she knows if this falls through then I'm thinking of exposing them to my nephews after they get their MMR (unless I become pregnant, of course <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> ). Is this bad of me? I just would rather them get childhool illnesses while they are children...<br><br>
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Yes, shingles can be VERY painful. I guess, maybe you could see if your aunt is applying any kind of cream/med, and see if she wouldn't mind just one of your DC applying it for her. If that DC should get cp, then the rest will too...well....usually...most of the time. It is rare for a sibling to not get cp from another sibling.It's certainly worth the try.<br><br>
Again,good luck!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Actually, I have been *totally* misunderstood here!!!!!!!!! And, I.Have.Not. Hikacked this thread.<br><br>
My point, was to say,yes! DC can be given cp via shingles!!!!!!!!!!<br><br>
FYI-I don't VAX!! I was GLAD MY DC GOT CP!!!<br><br>
EDited to add--having a really bad day-PLEASE don't attack me on any issue regarding vax!!!!!!!!!!</div>
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Woah, hold the phone! I have no idea how I came across attack-like or what is going on here. Firstly, I was saying *I* was hijacking the thread, not you. Sorry it came across differently. And, I don't vax either, that had nothing to do with it. I was simply confused thinking you were vaxing for CP even after kiddos had had CP naturally already. (Your line read "I just told my mom that DC are being vaxed against mumps and cp"). No biggie, don't worry. I apologize you felt attacked - but I think if you re-read your first post you'll see it reads a bit confusing and I was simply asking a question. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Thanks for the info. Obviously we don't vax and our boys have already had mumps, which was super easy on 'em, so I'm hoping the same for all that follows.<br>
Hmm...the problem is my aunt is quite uncomfortable with shingles...obviously, they hurt, but also, I think she's having a hard time dealing with it emotionally. I don't know how she'd feel about letting my boys touch the sores. She's kinda uncomfortable with exposing them in the first place, but agreed to it 'cause she knows if this falls through then I'm thinking of exposing them to my nephews after they get their MMR (unless I become pregnant, of course <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> ). Is this bad of me? I just would rather them get childhool illnesses while they are children...<br><br>
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Oh bring her some tea tree oil, her favorite comfort food and a vid that she and the kids will enjoy together. I'm thinkin' The Legend of Roan Inish (sp?) Just pamper her and let the kids get exposed to the oozy sores. It's all in the family.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Total thread hijack, but you are vaccinating your children for chicken pox yet they have already had the disease? Did I understand that right?<br>
ETA: I just saw in you are no-vax in your siggy so I'm guessing you left out a word or two in your post which is what confused me.</div>
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I think what she ment was that now DC, not hers but general DC are being vaxed. ie<br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">I just told my mom <b>that DC are being vaxed</b> against mumps and cp, and she asked why???? Those who are age 55 and older usually think it is CRAZY for our kiddos to be vaxed against these once thought of "normal childhood illnesses."</td>
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Bolding mine.<br><br>
Looks like a simple misunderstanding.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think what she ment was that now DC, not hers but general DC are being vaxed.</div>
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Oooohhhh. Now that makes sense. "DC" is generally used to refer to ones own children instead of children, in general, so that must be where the initial confusion was. Thanks!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">This is how my DC got CP! Yep. DH had these wierd sores on his arms, ankles, and shoulders. Within two weeks, DD came down with CP, and exactly two weeks later, DS did.<br><br>
I agree, ask your aunt if your kids can touch the area! I just told my mom that DC are being vaxed against mumps and cp, and she asked why???? Those who are age 55 and older usually think it is CRAZY for our kiddos to be vaxed against these once thought of "normal childhood illnesses."<br><br>
Good luck!</div>
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Quoting myself here to clarify......<br><br>
In these sentences...."I just told my mom that DC are being vaxed against mumps and cp, and she asked why???? Those who are age 55 and older usually think it is CRAZY for our kiddos to be vaxed against these once thought of "normal childhood illnesses.".....I am talking about DC *IN GENERAL*, and kiddos *in general*.Not my OWN DC. I am sorry for the confusion.<br><br>
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You could have the kids give the sores a kiss "to make it feel better". Still a little weird, but maybe not quite as much.<br><br>
If that is too weird for her, just letting the kids climb on her and cuddle with her might do it. No idea. My DS didn't manage to catch it when my dad had shingles, and we were staying with him for a week, not knowing he had it for the first half of the visit.
 
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