Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Someone In The House Has Got Chicken Pox...

...and we are keeping our fingers crossed that none of us will be the next to get this highly contagious viral infection. I wonder can anyone still get it even after they have been exposed to chickenpox before? I got infected when I was in secondary school and almost everyone in the house has it during his or her childhood. The only person who hasn’t is my niece.

So, who has got chicken pox?? Because of this infection she couldn’t go to school and to her favorite playground in the evening. She has to stay home so that she doesn’t expose others. She doesn’t understand that she cannot go near to other people during this time and has been badgering me to let her go to the playground every evening. So, I suppose by now you would have guessed the one who's down with chicken pox is my poor little girl :(

When I was preparing Sharlene for school on last Friday morning, I noticed some red rashes which look like pimples on her chest and some of it on her back. Thought it was some insect bites or something, so I didn’t bother much. Off she went to school. I saw more rashes appearing on her body, back and some on her face, hands and legs when I took off her school uniform after she came back from school. There weren’t any other symptoms besides the rashes and she was as active as ever on that day. I also don’t see her scratching those infected areas. We eventually brought her to the doctor later in the evening and she confirmed that those red blisters on Sharlene’s body are chicken pox. The doctor prescribed calamine lotion to relieve itching and irritation and a bottle of medicines that help the itching.

She started to scratch those blisters from time to time and for this the calamine lotion really helps. Luckily her condition was pretty mild with fewer blisters, no fever and malaise. Come to think of it luckily she'd received her chicken pox vaccine when she was around 18 months old otherwise she could have a full blown chicken pox with a few hundreds of lesions on her body.

9 comments:

MeRy said...

Hope Sharlene will recover soon!!

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Erm, I think in most cases, we can only get chicken pox once.

I remembered I had a very serious chicken pox when I was std 6.

Hope that Sharlene will get better soon.

Jaanvi said...

No it usually does not happen twice.. so you are safe but do take precautions... well I thought vaccine is for lifetime but I guess I am wrong... kids can still get it but ya mild form is better than the full blown disease. take care of her...

Mummy Gwen said...

Oh..Poor Sharlene. Hope she will recover soon.

LittleLamb said...

did she take the chicken pox jab before?
hope she recovery soon..n dont ever itchy hand n scratch it...cos for me, it left scars..

Lian said...

First of all, thanks for your vote. Glad that Sharlene's chicken pox isn't that bad. Yes, I heard that even after vaccination, they still can get it.
I had chicken pox when I was in primary school. Passed it to my brothers who cursed me for it. Hahahah. Hope she starts to get better soon.

Oliveoylz said...

Good thing that Sharlene took the jab when she was 1.5 yrs old, thus a milder case of the chicken pox. Hope that your niece will be ok.

JO-N said...

Better to get it when she is still a child. CHildren recover faster. Rest well, Sharlene.

slavemom said...

Hope she's fully recovered by now. Good thing she got her vaccine so this is a mild infection.

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