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How to get the chicken pox on purpose? Neighbor said that prevents problems later

How to get the chicken pox on purpose? Neighbor said that prevents problems later

Get vaccinated: It's better to be vaccinated against chickenpox. You're less likely to have complications. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson
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Chickenpox (Definition)

Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more


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My husband have chicken pox now, may be it will spread over me also. We planned trying for baby from next month.Any risk by chicken pox affects baby?

My husband have chicken pox now, may be it will spread over me also. We planned trying for baby from next month.Any risk by chicken pox affects baby?

No risk to baby: Since you are planning to have baby from next month, but you are not pregnant now ,there is nothing to worry about the baby even if you get pregnant after a month or so .Baby will not get affected even if you get chicken pox . ...Read more

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If my baby gets the live chicken pox vaccine, does that mean i could catch it from him? I've had them twice; appear to have no immunity to them.

If my baby gets the live chicken pox vaccine, does that mean i could catch it from him? I've had them twice; appear to have no immunity to them.

Unlikely to happen: Many adults think they have had cpx more than once, as there was once as many as 2 million cases/yr in the us and many were never seen by drs.Other blister producing illnesses could be confused with it. Even so, the vaccine given to your child would not expose you to wild cpx.If the shot produced a rash (<5%), the exposure would be to the weak vaccine virus and unlikely to cause you trouble. ...Read more

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Is it easy to get MRSA from someone who prepared your food? Does it lower the chances of they have already been treated for MRSA?

Is it easy to get MRSA from someone who prepared your food? Does it lower the chances of they have already been treated for MRSA?

Low risk, no worries: Staph, whether MRSA or non-MRSA types, can be transmitted between people, but mostly by direct personal contact, not through food. Anyway, for every person you contact who you know had staph or MRSA, via food or personally, probably another 10 were carriers without knowing it. Just use common sense hygiene with all people (cover coughs, hand washing, etc) then don't worry about it. ...Read more

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My boyfriend said that you can die if u get the chickenpox 2times in your lifetime is this true?

My boyfriend said that you can die if u get the chickenpox 2times in your lifetime is this true?

Absolutely NOT: Chicken pox is a congtageous disease. Once you have the chicken pox, you should be immune. One could get chickenpox and have a rare complication, such as chicken pox pneumonia and possibly die from the complications but this would be extremely rare. One could be immunosuppressed (transplant patient and such) and contract zoster and die from complications. But not, not in general. ...Read more

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I was in contact with a child with chicken pox today, is it effective for me to get the vaccine now to prevent me from getting chicken pox?

I was in contact with a child with chicken pox today, is it effective for me to get the vaccine now to prevent me from getting chicken pox?

Get some protection: The incubation for chicken pox is about 10-21 days (time of contact to development of disease), and vaccine results in some immnity as early as 10 days as well and excellent by 3 weeks time. So, in your case, you will likely get some protection. However, it is a good chance that you are already immuned to it..Likely exposure to it when u were younger..Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does the chickenbox vaccine last all your life? Can it prevent shingles?

Does the chickenbox vaccine last all your life? Can it prevent shingles?

Maybe,maybe not : A single dose of the vaccine confers lifelong immunity in ~ 85% of people while 2 doses at least a month apart brings it up to ~98%.Shingles is a reactivation of wild or vaccine virus that occurs if the persons immune system fails to keep it contained. A shingles vaccine, similar to the varicella shot (only many X stronger) is used to awaken the immune system and keep the virus under house arrest. ...Read more

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Please educate ppl on the fact that everyone who've had chicken pox as a child already have the shingles virus. They can't catch shingles! thank you?

Please educate ppl on the fact that everyone who've had chicken pox as a child already have the shingles virus. They can't catch shingles! thank you?

Shingles supression: That most have had chickenpox & by default the shingles virus is widely known. However, some don't understand that the hibernating virus is kept in hibernation by circulating antibodies & over time these can decline in number. The zoster vaccine is recommended for the older set to rebuild these antibodies & contains a much greater concentration of the weakened chickenpox antigen than the kid shot. ...Read more

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Why is it that someone on an immune compromising drug cant get vaccines(all?) or be around those who got live flu vaccines? How serious r the concerns

Why is it that someone on an immune compromising drug cant get vaccines(all?) or be around those who got live flu vaccines? How serious r the concerns

No live vaccines: You should not be vaccinated. No contact with live vaccinated individuals, like MMR, Varicella, Rotavirus, etc. Your body will not mount an appropriate response , so you should not be given any vaccines, unless indicated by your doctor. ...Read more

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My doctor gave me through rubella vaccine and chicken pox vaccine at the same time. I read on some fact sheet that it shouldn't be. Is this ok?

My doctor gave me through rubella vaccine and chicken pox vaccine at the same time. I read on some fact sheet that it shouldn't be. Is this ok?

Sure, no problem!: Most vaccines can be given together. For example, the routine kindergarten shots are: measles/mumps/rubella, chickenpox, polio, diphtheria/tetanus/whoopingcough . . . Which equals 4 injections (2 in each arm) at the same office visit. ...Read more

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My wife and i used 100mg of clomid to try to get pregnant for a couple cycles it made her nuts or so she claimed how long does it stay in her system as far as side affects go. We are on the verge of divorce and we seemed happy before she took it now we c

My wife and i used 100mg of clomid to try to get pregnant for a couple cycles it made her nuts or so she claimed how long does it stay in her system as far as side affects go.  We are on the verge of divorce and we seemed happy before she took it now we c

Good thing she did : not conceive, if you're planning to split. ~ 25% of women on Clomid (clomiphene) report some negative psychological &/or emotional side effects, including ^ed irritability, severe mood swings, & severe PMS-like symptoms. Consider making a formal apology complete with a new piece of diamond jewelry & a trip to a Caribbean Isle to rekindle your relationship, especially if you expect her to undergo IVF! ...Read more

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My husband found out yesterday he's got Bell's palsy he afraid to kiss me or our child thinking we will get it or the virus that causes it. Panic ?

My husband found out yesterday he's got Bell's palsy he afraid to kiss me  or our child thinking we will get it or the virus that causes it. Panic ?

Bell's palsy...: ...is often (not always) from herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1) afftecting the facial nerve. If he has recurrent oral herpes (cold sores, fever blisters), he could transmit HSV1 at those times. Otherwise litle or no risk of passing it on and he doesn't need to avoid kissing you or anyone else. You and your child could have blood tests to see if already have HSV1; if so, you can't get it again. ...Read more

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Can my 7 month old baby get chickenpox from someone if they have shingles but the blisters haven't broken the skin and they r on medication?

Can my 7 month old baby get chickenpox from someone if they have shingles but the blisters haven't broken the skin and they r on medication?

They are contagious: Until all those blisters are crusted over and there are no new ones. Their medication does not protect your baby. ...Read more

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Im 26next month ill be 27 i heard its better to have kids before the age of 30 do health problems the baby can get is that true will my baby get dysle?

Im 26next month ill be 27 i heard its better to have kids before the age of 30 do health problems the baby can get is that true will my baby get dysle?

Having babies at: later age (>35) can increase complications around birthting time, or prolonged labor, failure to descend, infections, placenta previa and a few other things such as preeclampsia. Low birth weight is also an issue. But under the age of 35, there has not been any studies that have shown there is a difference with those factors. As long as you keep yourself healthy and free of harmful substances. ...Read more