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Author Topic: Would you give your child a chickenpox lolly?  (Read 4031 times)

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Re: Would you give your child a chickenpox lolly?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2011, 02:48:57 am »
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http://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/american-parents-caught-selling-chickenpox-infected-lollipops.html

I think that I can safely say no to this one!

 
Wow. We've reached yet another new low in our society...
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Re: Would you give your child a chickenpox lolly?
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2011, 07:59:28 am »
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Wow. We've reached yet another new low in our society...

 
ok first of all "licking the lollipop" won't give anyone chickenpox, the  virus has to be inhaled! If  they really wanted to give their  kids chickenpox and actually did their  homework they would know  it's better to get a few  kids that still have  unpopped blisters in a room with kids who are not infected that would  be  way easier and  not so freaking GROSS!!!!! That being said when  my  oldest came home from school with them I didn't  try to keep her form the other  2 if they got them they  got them I wasn't overly  worried about it, better to get it done and over with while they were young!!!!!
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Re: Would you give your child a chickenpox lolly?
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2011, 08:01:30 am »
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http://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/american-parents-caught-selling-chickenpox-infected-lollipops.html

I think that I can safely say no to this one!

This is silly. And isn't there a vaccine for chickenpox?
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Re: Would you give your child a chickenpox lolly?
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2011, 08:16:17 am »
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This is silly. And isn't there a vaccine for chickenpox?

 
Yes, but there's a LOT of backlash against it in the anti-vax crowd - so there's a lot of "it's not that bad a disease, kids should get it naturally, how DARE people make it easier it's a GROWTH EXPERIENCE" etc.

needless to say, swug got vaxed. :p

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Re: Would you give your child a chickenpox lolly?
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2011, 08:26:36 am »
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This is silly. And isn't there a vaccine for chickenpox?

 
There sure is. However, the mania in the anti-vaccination crowd is SO huge, they're going to often-ridiculous lengths to avoid it. ::steps off public-health soapbox::
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Re: Would you give your child a chickenpox lolly?
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2011, 08:33:39 am »
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I said it on another site and I'll say it again here: No, No, NO! That is just the nastiest thing I've ever heard of. My kids have had there pox vaccine and I'll be damned if I would risk them getting some other disease just to be done with this one!:mad:
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Re: Would you give your child a chickenpox lolly?
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2011, 09:04:42 am »
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http://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/american-parents-caught-selling-chickenpox-infected-lollipops.html

I think that I can safely say no to this one!

This is highly dumb! Parents need to let nature take it's course and stop doing dumb crap like this.
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Re: Would you give your child a chickenpox lolly?
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2011, 10:02:04 am »
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ok first of all "licking the lollipop" won't give anyone chickenpox, the  virus has to be inhaled! If  they really wanted to give their  kids chickenpox and actually did their  homework they would know  it's better to get a few  kids that still have  unpopped blisters in a room with kids who are not infected that would  be  way easier and  not so freaking GROSS!!!!! That being said when  my  oldest came home from school with them I didn't  try to keep her form the other  2 if they got them they  got them I wasn't overly  worried about it, better to get it done and over with while they were young!!!!!


That's the way we used to do it, Rubella sleepovers, pox parties. The lollipops just sound gross too.

My older two got the pox, cause my doc at the time in the mid 1990's said that the vaccine was less than 75% effective, the younger two got the vaccine in the early 2000's.
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Re: Would you give your child a chickenpox lolly?
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2011, 01:20:58 pm »
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http://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/american-parents-caught-selling-chickenpox-infected-lollipops.html

I think that I can safely say no to this one!



I couldn't have gotten my daughter to do this anyway - she wouldn't even let her crayons be touched by the other kids in kindergarten and the early primary grades because some of them put them in their mouths etc.

My kids were good friends with the children of a friend of mine.  When one got chicken pox, we made sure they were all together so they all got it.  It was summer, and between the 4 adults we just passed them back and forth until the pox was done and they could go back to daycare.
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Re: Would you give your child a chickenpox lolly?
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2011, 03:06:44 pm »
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Yes, but there's a LOT of backlash against it in the anti-vax crowd - so there's a lot of "it's not that bad a disease, kids should get it naturally, how DARE people make it easier it's a GROWTH EXPERIENCE" etc.

needless to say, swug got vaxed. :p

 
I caught chicken pox FOUR TIMES! Growth experience my ass!

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Re: Would you give your child a chickenpox lolly?
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2011, 04:41:35 pm »
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I caught chicken pox FOUR TIMES! Growth experience my ass!

 
Oh, you poor thing.  three mild cases and one big one?  Or do you just have a lousy immune response to the pox.
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Re: Would you give your child a chickenpox lolly?
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2011, 05:12:53 pm »
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I caught chicken pox FOUR TIMES! Growth experience my ass!

Once was more than enough for me. I would have been happy for the vaccine when  was a kid so I could have avoided the one time I had it. I can't imagine having to go through it four times. ::shudder and sympathy::
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Re: Would you give your child a chickenpox lolly?
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2011, 05:28:10 pm »
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Once was more than enough for me. I would have been happy for the vaccine when  was a kid so I could have avoided the one time I had it. I can't imagine having to go through it four times. ::shudder and sympathy::

I only had it once, but I didn't get it until I was in 6th or 7th grade and it was pretty nasty.  I can understand the logic of wanting to have one's kids get it earlier because it's SUPPOSED to be less severe than if you get it at an older age, but still infecting a person (or at least attempting to) is not very ethical.  Plus as it was stated earlier - not everyone is immune to it after one bout with it.  

As for the anti-vaccine crowd.. well that's a discussion for another time and I can't find my soapbox at the moment.
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Re: Would you give your child a chickenpox lolly?
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2011, 06:15:16 pm »
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I only had it once, but I didn't get it until I was in 6th or 7th grade and it was pretty nasty.  I can understand the logic of wanting to have one's kids get it earlier because it's SUPPOSED to be less severe than if you get it at an older age, but still infecting a person (or at least attempting to) is not very ethical.  Plus as it was stated earlier - not everyone is immune to it after one bout with it.  

As for the anti-vaccine crowd.. well that's a discussion for another time and I can't find my soapbox at the moment.

 My college roommate got it at 21.  Her boss let her stay at his house for the three weeks, otherwise, she'd have had the spend the entire time in quarantine in the hospital or some such, cause they wouldn't let her go back to the dorms.  She was doing the exorcist vomiting routine, poor thing.
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