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CHICKENPOXS IN CHILDREN WITH CHRONIC I.T.P 9 years 2 months ago #1651

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can someone help me out on one thing pleazzz ( CHICKENPOTS) with i.t.p.. my daughter has not had chicken pots YET she be 5 in march 2010 im worried as keep getting told she must not catch it with her chronic i.t.p we live in uk she is at big school and soon i know it will be that time of yr it will be about can someone... plezzz tell me if u had it ur self or have had a child with it and what or how did they react to it what to do if they do get it and anything else that could help me ?

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Re:CHICKENPOXS IN CHILDREN WITH CHRONIC I.T.P 9 years 2 months ago #1659

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Never heard this, but I guess it might be to do with taking steroids and lowered immunity? How is your daughter doing recently anyway?

Ali

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Re:CHICKENPOXS IN CHILDREN WITH CHRONIC I.T.P 9 years 2 months ago #1664

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she is not on any drugs and so far touch wood she is doing ok dr,s here are making me confused as some say she should not catch chickenpox and others say she be ok just keep on her cause if she do get it her i.t.p will flare up again and she could get very sick with it , so far she anit had it yet i did many yrs ago when she was 3 put her in a play group and they had chicknpoxs going round at time, and she did not catch it or if she did i saw no signs of it and at that time her platelets were 3 :unsure:

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Re:CHICKENPOXS IN CHILDREN WITH CHRONIC I.T.P 9 years 2 months ago #1666

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Hi,

Here in NZ there is a vaccination available for chicken pox. Is it available there? Have a chat with your Doctor. :)

Vanessa

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Re:CHICKENPOXS IN CHILDREN WITH CHRONIC I.T.P 9 years 2 months ago #1689

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thanks hunny will do x

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Re:CHICKENPOXS IN CHILDREN WITH CHRONIC I.T.P 9 years 2 months ago #1735

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I don't think having chicken pox with ITP would necessarily be devastating. It may lower her counts, but then, any illness could.

As Vanessa said, have you looked into the vaccine? Not sure if it's available in the UK.

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Re:CHICKENPOXS IN CHILDREN WITH CHRONIC I.T.P 9 years 2 months ago #1762

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i have talked with alis dr and she is looking into having the vaccine against chickenpox we are getting her in for a blood test on monday to see if her platelets are high enough for the jab x

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Re:CHICKENPOXS IN CHILDREN WITH CHRONIC I.T.P 9 years 1 month ago #3429

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Paisley had the Chicken Pox vaccine at 18 months (just before she got sick and dx with ITP). She had Rituximab in 2007. Last November my 8yr old got Shingles. I never even thought about it... but Paisley ended up with Chicken Pox 10 days later! The Rituxin had wiped out her vaccine. Luckily she didn't have too bad of a case and it did not touch her platelet count! :)

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