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Helen
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Did you have Measles ?

Post by Helen on Wed 17 Apr 2013, 7:28 pm

Did you have measles as a child ? whenever anything was going around school you could guarantee one of us would bring it home and inevitably all 3 of us ended up having chicken pocks and also measles, they were common childhood ailments at that time .... both unpleasant and I can still remember itching my chicken pocks and being covered in pink calamine lotion. I had both my kids vaccinated for measles but that was before the controversial MMR vaccine came out. It looks as though my niece has measles, she's 17 and wasn't vaccinated
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Re: Did you have Measles ?

Post by The Admiral on Wed 17 Apr 2013, 7:36 pm

I had measles at 18 months or so I'm told cant actually remember. Apparently my mum kept me in a darkened room for 2 weeks as measles had damaged her eyesight as a child.
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Re: Did you have Measles ?

Post by Helen on Wed 17 Apr 2013, 7:39 pm

My mum put us on the sofa with a blanket wrapped around us ... she thought the warmth would bring the spots out faster so they'd go away sooner Question

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Re: Did you have Measles ?

Post by navver on Wed 17 Apr 2013, 8:40 pm

Yep, measles, german measles, mumps, chicken pox, whooping cough. Great fun. There were no vaccinations in my day and all the kids got the lot. Didn't do any of us any harm. I did feel hard done by though because my brother only got a very mild dose and I got each one really badly. Spent the entire school summer hoilday in bed with german measles and took the 11 plus with mumps.

Must admit we didn't get some of our kids vaccinated due to the scares. You think if you don't and everyone else does you won't get it. But they all thought the same, hence the epidemic now.
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Re: Did you have Measles ?

Post by Helen on Wed 17 Apr 2013, 9:46 pm

Mumps ...... I avoided for a long time and ended up with them as an adult, whenever the neighbours kids had something my mum used to let us play with them so we'd get it over and done with affraid We just never got the mumps, my kids had them and I did too ..... when your a child it doesn't seem to matter so much that you look like a hamster .......... it does when your a grown up Laughing

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Re: Did you have Measles ?

Post by navver on Wed 17 Apr 2013, 9:55 pm

Mumps can make men sterile if they get it (or is it them) as an adult. My other brother did but he still has a son, though much better looking than his dad. Err... humm... Naw, couldn't be.

My wife got german measles when pregnant and lost the baby later. She really didn't have any symptoms but was rubella neg before and rubella pos after so must have had it. We always wonder if the baby was damaged by it and rejected at 13 weeks by mother nature.

In truth, these diseases can be pretty bad but somehow they didn't seem to be when we were kids. Maybe most are worse for adults.
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Helen
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Re: Did you have Measles ?

Post by Helen on Wed 17 Apr 2013, 10:01 pm

That's terrible, not the handsome nephew ..... your wife having rubella

I think my mums reasoning for chucking us in with anyone who had anything we could catch and then be supposedly immune from was her way of making sure we had stuff as children rather than adults rather than being cruel like we thought she was being Twisted Evil
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Re: Did you have Measles ?

Post by Phoenix on Wed 17 Apr 2013, 10:18 pm

Both Mrs P and I luckily had measles, chicken pox etc when we were both young. My mum wasn't so lucky and got measles when she was carrying her first born which resulted in my eldest sister being born deaf.
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Re: Did you have Measles ?

Post by Caz1960 on Thu 18 Apr 2013, 1:16 am

yep had Measles, German measles, mumps, scarlet fever, as a kid our mum made us sit with or suck the spoon of an infected kid so we would get the germ and get it over and done with and if we didn't get it !! we weren't trying hard enough affraid I got chicken pox when i was 27 and soaked in a bath for ever to stop the itching

I had my son injected and as he is home schooled just remembered to catch up on the booster before the epidemic
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Re: Did you have Measles ?

Post by Helen on Thu 18 Apr 2013, 9:10 am

A friend had chicken pox when she was in her twenties and was in a real mess with them, made her very poorly ...... your mum had the same idea as mine Caznumbers Smile

I started the thread because I don't understand why my niece was admitted to one hospital then transferred to another where there are skin specialists and then isolated ..... we were just put on the sofa as kids and given paracetamol, yes she has a temp but nothing too serious.


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