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Old 10-21-2013, 11:21 AM   #1
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My 10 yo son just came into the dining room to show me these spots he just noticed on his stomach. They are also on his back, neck, hips and a little on his legs. He says they don't itch. He runs around without a shirt all of the time and I didn't notice them on him earlier. All of the sudden they are just there. Can anyone help?
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:34 AM   #2
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Thought I'd add ... No changes in detergents or skin care products. Only thing he's eaten today was a small bit of Mac n cheese. No new foods introduced, even anytime recently. He plays football and they had a game Saturday, we have also worked all week preparing for a haunted house at our church and then we worked the haunted house fri and sat nights, so he did have a little Halloween make up on this weekend, but it was only a small amount and only on his face. I'm racking my brain to figure if anything else has been different. He did complain of a headache Saturday night, but he played a football game at 5, then we worked the haunted house from 9-12 and he was in and out of a room with a strobe light and fig machine, which is what I figured bothered him.
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:12 PM   #3
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Anyone? I am about to start googling - but it seems to always make me fear the worst when I google....
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:19 PM   #4
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Looks like CP to me. My son looked like that when it started out. I have also heard they can get headache/fevers prior to out break.
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It looks just like chicken pox to me. I don't know about the not itching part, but maybe that comes later?
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That's what my initial thought was too - chicken pox. But they aren't bothering him at all. No itching. :/
My oldest 4 children had cp vaccines as young children, so maybe that is why it isn't itching? I decided not to vaccinate my youngest son, so I'm watching him for spots as well...nothing so far.
I am also 9 weeks pregnant, should we make a trip to urgent care, just to confirm?
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:52 PM   #7
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Chicken pox start like that and then get itchy later when they get more blister like.
I wouldn't bother with urgent care - no need to spread it! You'll know for certain in a few hours.
Sorry! Hope he's not too unwell with it.

Your pregnancy is only an issue if you have never had chicken pox yourself.
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:56 PM   #8
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Thank you ladies! I had chicken pox when I was 10, so we will hold off on the urgent care visit. Hubby did not have it as a child...I can handle the children when they are sick, but when DH gets sick, things get yucky! So keep your fingers crossed for me that we can keep it contained to ds!
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:22 PM   #9
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Your husband might be able to get vaccinated now if he wants to.

From Dr. Sears's site: "The vaccine is about 90 percent effective for preventing chickenpox if given within three days after exposure to the person who has chickenpox. Certainly, if the contacts do develop chickenpox after exposure, if they have been immunized the disease is likely to be much less severe."

But I think that kids who have been vaccinated but end up getting chicken pox usually have a much milder form, and it might not even be contagious. Hopefully it all blows over soon!
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Your husband might be able to get vaccinated now if he wants to.

From Dr. Sears's site: "The vaccine is about 90 percent effective for preventing chickenpox if given within three days after exposure to the person who has chickenpox. Certainly, if the contacts do develop chickenpox after exposure, if they have been immunized the disease is likely to be much less severe."

But I think that kids who have been vaccinated but end up getting chicken pox usually have a much milder form, and it might not even be contagious. Hopefully it all blows over soon!
Yeah, I would have hubs go now. Chicken Pox is nothing to mess with as an adult.
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