It's not true that if you've had the chicken pox before you can't get them again.
USUALLY you don't, but sometimes you don't develop an immunity.
The chicken pox virus never leaves you. It retreats into the nerves, and emerges again later in adulthood as shingles. A few unfortunates get shingles, and then have them develop into full-blown chicken pox. My mother had it happen to her, and I have had it happen to me. Having chicken pox AND the shingles at the same time sucks.
Shingles BITES. I don't want to imagine what it would be like with chickenpox at the same time.
Emphasis on usually. What are the odds of a few dozen kids in the same school system coming down with it at the same time. The only explanation is that it's an outside strain from somewhere else which is my point exactly. It's not pox I'm worried about, it's whatever else they carry.
I had chicken pox at a young age, and according to my mother, I was in pretty bad shape. I'm almost 60 now. Both of my kids had the pox when they were young. The oldest was about 5. My youngest was about 6 months at the time. About two years ago, my oldest son (then about 38), developed shingles, but has not had any reoccurrance since. God only knows what these illegals are bringing in to this country. Back when my father and his parents came through Ellis Island (1912), they used to isolate the men and women for several days to determine if they had any diseases before releasing them into the community. My grandmother ended up dying of TB about 8 years after she got here. I've always wondered if she might have caught it on the ship coming over from Holland. She was a housewife with 3 boys who never worked a day in a factory.
I also believe if you had a mild case when you were very young, you can get them again. They can be very dangerous and chickenpox parties may not be such a great idea after all.
I'll bet. Shingles alone is supposed to be one of the most painful of illnesses.
It has worked for me for over 35 years.
My Dad developed Shingles after having to give up milk due to lactose intolerance.
The Docs doing the research said that they had shown that we don't get enough Lysine in us if we don't drink milk.
I've been Lactose intolerant since College, and started using Lysine after talking with these researchers. I have not had an outbreak since.
I have a friend who used to get horrible cold sores and since he was a vitamin nut, he was baffled that he'd get these cold sores. I told him about the Lysine, and now he faithfully takes 1000 mg every day and hasn't had an outbreak since.
I am not a Doctor and I do not play one on TV. I make no lawful representations about this working. But hey- it's worked for everyone I've ever told about it.
My brother had an outbreak of shigles within two days of getting the MMR shot before going to college.
It left scars up and down the right side of his shoulder and back. The outbreak was all on the right side of his upper body on the same side the MMR shot was on.