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Should I keep my DS quarantined
even though he is not sick or contagious ?


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#1 mum201

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:25 AM

Ok so DS had a really bad reaction to the MMR vax and has broken out in a rash, but our gp and paed at the ER said he was not contagious and that it was a rash. Well as you can imagine Like everyone else I have a ton of stuff to do the week before Christmas. So today I was out and about running errands and this woman commented on my son's rash, said it looked like he had the measles and shouldn't be out of the house. I explained that it was a rash due to a vax and it was not contagious, but she insisted it was the measles and I should be at home.
So EB, should I have gone into lock down at home this week so as to not distress others or is it cool that I continue doing my shopping?
Fwiw I have kept him attached to me in a sling, and not gone near other kids so as to not freak any parents out

#2 Escapin

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:27 AM

Keep on shopping, what else are you going to do?

#3 roses99

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:31 AM

So she's just some random shopper? Who apparently knows more than your GP and a paed? Arghh! People should just mind their own business.

Of COURSE you should keep shopping! You know he's not contagious and that's enough.

My DD is very prone to post-viral rashes. They break out when she's past the contagious stage. I always take her back to the GP, who always confirms it's post-viral and then we go on our way. I always do check, just to be sure, and I always feel self-conscious taking her out in public. But I still do it, because I know I'm not putting anyone else in danger.

#4 ~Supernova~

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:33 AM

I wouldn't have given her comment more than a passing thought.

#5 Pop-to-the-shops

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:34 AM

Tell her you have advice from your specialist.... And myob.

#6 ~*Twilight~Zone*~

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:35 AM

I would tell any future 'helpful' people that it is just a heat rash and leave it at that.

#7 red_squirrel

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:40 AM

Don't say it's heat rash as no-one in their right mind would believe it. I once saw a kid with the same type rash at the docs - it looks like measles, nothing else.
If you do need to say anything say it's a reaction to the vaccine.
You are fine to keep on shopping if the docs say so - but you will freak everyone out. I would still shop because you know you are doing no harm.

#8 Holidayromp

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:42 AM

Tell her to mind her own business.

#9 lozoodle

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:43 AM

Vaccination reaction? No problem, no need to quarantine.

#10 Natahs_mum

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:43 AM

Ah well l would tell her to mind her own business.



#11 mum201

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:43 AM

Thanks all, was starting to think that I was going mad, and maybe I was doing the wrong thing.....

#12 Ehill

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:45 AM

'Wow it must be so amazing to be soooooo smart and sooooo clever that without a medical degree or any training you can look at my baby who you have never met before, have not even examined and know EXACTLY what is wrong with him.  I wish I was as clever as you!'

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We all know that such a clever comment would not come out of our mouths at the moment of confrontation but gee it would be cool to have said it.

Hope you got your shopping done and your LO is feeling ok!

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#13 mummacat

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:49 AM

You have to love random strangers and their in depth medical knowledge.

I have once had a similar thing with DS1 but he has eczema and this "expert" in the shopping centre said he was contagious and that I should not have him in public. It didn't matter what I said, she had made up her mind.

I agree with telling them to MYOB.

#14 red_squirrel

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:52 AM

QUOTE (Ehill @ 19/12/2012, 11:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
'Wow it must be so amazing to be soooooo smart and sooooo clever that without a medical degree or any training you can look at my baby who you have never met before, have not even examined and know EXACTLY what is wrong with him.  I wish I was as clever as you!'

wink.gif

We all know that such a clever comment would not come out of our mouths at the moment of confrontation but gee it would be cool to have said it.

Hope you got your shopping done and your LO is feeling ok!

biggrin.gif



I wouldn't bother with that. If you ever saw one of these rashes it looks exactly like measles. Few things look like it. The random person will be freaked out because they will think it is measles. You won't be doing them any harm though.
On a side note, you may even do some good - scare some people into getting their vaccinations.

#15 mum201

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:11 PM

QUOTE (red_squirrel @ 19/12/2012, 12:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wouldn't bother with that. If you ever saw one of these rashes it looks exactly like measles. Few things look like it. The random person will be freaked out because they will think it is measles. You won't be doing them any harm though.
On a side note, you may even do some good - scare some people into getting their vaccinations.


Yep, admittedly it looks a lot like measles and it wouldn't have annoyed me if she had of asked about the measles. But to continue to insist we should be home, when I had explained we had been to 2 drs and they confirmed what it was annoyed me.

#16 Livsh

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:15 PM

Some people are tools! If it happens again say it's bubonic plague and see them run!




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