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Please help me find credible info on chicken pox and adults

Posted by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 1:37 PM
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I am having a hard time convincing my husband it's good for the kids to get cp as a kid because it can be really hard on an adult.


But, I don't want skewed data from the cdc or whatever.


Can anyone provide me with hard facts that prove cp can cause more complications in adults.


Thanks!

by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 1:37 PM
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dhiannian
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 2:20 PM

"Although most people recover from chickenpox uneventfully or with a few minor scars, a small percentage suffer more serious complications. Each year in the United States, 4,000 to 9,000 persons are hospitalized with chickenpox, and up to 100 persons die. Those at highest risk for complications are newborns, persons with weakened immune systems, and adults. Although adults make up fewer than 5% of chickenpox cases in the United States, they account for half of the deaths from the disease."

http://www.dhpe.org/infect/chicken.html

http://www.livestrong.com/article/92431-dangers-chicken-pox/

http://www.healthadel.com/which-are-the-dangers-of-adult-chicken-pox/

And I actually didn't find the CDC pinkbook chapter on Varicella to be especially skewed, so I'll include it in case you'd like to take a look:)

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/varicella.pdf

Most of the info I have found does not agree with itself though, so IDK, hopefully someone else has some better links to help you:)

BTW your husband should know it is better to get cp now, and to obtain lifelong immunity, compared to get the shot now, and obtain short-term "immunity" only to be infected when the child is an adult, and actually at the higher risk of serious side effects.

Permanent immunity> short-term immunity. There's no comparison for me:)

All of the sites I have found do say that adults rarely get cp because they had it as children, and are therefore immune. The next generations will not be that lucky, as their short-term immunity wanes, they will be most at risk when it can be fatal to them.

Someone really was not thinking when they thought up this vaccine! Not to mention the "boost" that adults used to get from children with cp is disappearing due to the vaccination, leading to increased cases of shingles.

Angeldolphine
by Member on Aug. 19, 2011 at 3:55 PM

I got it at 18, it's really bad...I wasn't hospitalized or anything, but I had it far worse then all my siblings who were younger then me. They had fewer poxes and seemed less miserable. It was so incredibly itchy and miserable, I wouldn't wish it on any adult. I agree, perminant immunity vrs. short term immunity. Plus, you can still get it even if you are vacinated. Makes so much more sense just to get it when you are a child!

melmomof3g1b
by New Member on Aug. 20, 2011 at 9:25 AM

Yes. He agrees in no vaccines. We have family with the chicken pox right now and I was trying to tell him how nice it will be for the kids to get chicken pox over with and just can't convince him it's better now than later.

 

Thank you for the information and links.

Angeldolphine
by Member on Aug. 20, 2011 at 11:11 AM

Oh man....I'd have a chicken pox party lol!

kitty8199
by Silver Member on Aug. 20, 2011 at 11:20 AM

Oh, yes pox party! 

dhiannian
by on Aug. 20, 2011 at 11:54 AM

For sure! This is also a great opportunity to get YOUR immunity boosted to help prevent you from getting shingles, if you are immune to cp that is:)

Quoting kitty8199:

Oh, yes pox party! 


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