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Posted on: Thu, 06/22/2000 - 3:19am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

pI also have concerns about the vaccines that we are required to give our children. My son has had all of them. At times I have been in the pediatrician's office and refused the vaccines because he had a slight fever or was congested. (He is PA and has asthma.) When the fever or congestion went away then I would take him back./p
pAlthough not very common, there have been reported cases of death and severe mental retardation or health problems because of the vaccines. I always make sure that I get the lot number before my son gets the vaccine and double check to see if there have been any reported cases of abnormalities with that lot./p
pThe place that I check my information is the National Vaccine Information Center located in Vienna, VA. Their web address is: [url="http://www.909shot.com."]http://www.909shot.com.[/url] /p
pBy the way, although my son is PA, I don't believe that it has anything to do with his vaccinations. There is a history of allergies in my family, and I had ALOT of peanut butter while I was pregnant and nursing./p

Posted on: Thu, 06/22/2000 - 4:15am
Heather's picture
Joined: 10/08/2006 - 09:00

pHere in Massachusetts, if you want to send your child to school or camp, the chicken pox vaccine is required. So my son has had it, along with all of the other required vaccines. He was 14 months old when diagnosed PA. I have a friend who has a bio degree, spent some time writing about infectious diseases, is a massage therapist which required many courses in physiology and is now on her way to a master's degree is public health at John's Hopkins (my point is that she's very educated on this subject) - her theory is that all of the pollution, pesticides and preservatives kids injest today has made their immune systems overactive. I asked my pediatrician about this and he said it's possible. My friend also warned me about not using antibiotic soaps because the overuse of such soaps is creating mutant bacteria. Apparently in the laboratories where bacteria is a part of every day life, scientists just use bleach or alcohol to clean up./p

Posted on: Thu, 06/22/2000 - 8:32am
katiee's picture
Joined: 05/09/2001 - 09:00

pHi there....with regard to the chicken pox vaccine. My youngest daughter was part of the trial study for the vaccine and received it 3 years ago (here in Canada it was not available till just recently), she has NEVER developped any allergies. I requested that my PA son receive the vaccine from our family doctor and he said he would only give it to people who were at high risk of complications ie: a compromized immune system etc. What gives?? My oldest daughter had chicken pox at age 1 and was quite sick and that was the reason I chose to have my other daughter participate in the trials here in Canada. I think I will raise the issue again when my son returns to the doctor for a check up in August. As for immunization, all my kids have had their shots, it never occured to me to do otherwise./p
pTake carebr /

Posted on: Thu, 06/22/2000 - 10:19am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

pJust curious.....I agree with all the info about how too much "cleanliness and vaccines" are kind of working against us.....but do you mean all vaccines? Are your thoughts to just avoid the vaccines while they are young? Or what about when they want to enter school?br /
Just curious....my one sister just had baby....no peanuts in her house either (she has two PA kids), and my other sis is due anytime with her second....and her fam isn't affected at all! anyways....any other info I can share on things like this...I love to share with them.br /

Posted on: Thu, 06/22/2000 - 10:39am
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Joined: 07/30/1999 - 09:00

pHi....about the chicken pox...My PA daughter had a mild case of the chicken pox last May just before she turned 4. I wasn't sure if it was the chicken pox so she had a 'titer', (sp?) a blood test, and it came back positive. But in regards to the vaccines, it probably depends on how each one's system reacts to it. I wish we could put our finger on what causes this allergy. I've beaten myself up about it especially for not being able to breast feed, but it looks like kids that were breast fed have it too. Who knows?! Personally, I think it has something to do environmentally, but I'm not sure where. Just my thoughts!/p

Posted on: Thu, 06/22/2000 - 11:19am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

pAgain....i'm going in for genetic testing soon....and most of family will be asked to do the same. The results will be sent for future research that is being done on the genetics on food allergies, and if they can manipulate the proteins to try and prevent it! We have a long way to go.......but its a start!/p

Posted on: Thu, 06/22/2000 - 11:40am
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pihatepeanuts,br /
I am curious about this information too as my son has recently been diagnosed as asthmatic (slightly - is there such a thing)and we have not given him the chicken pox vaccine. He is four and when our pediatrician questioned us about it, I asked her if she gave it to her son. She said no! She has since that time given to him and I may allow him to have it soon since I just heard about the problems with asthma and chicken pox. Please let us know more!/p

Posted on: Thu, 06/22/2000 - 11:44am
PattyR's picture
Joined: 04/12/2002 - 09:00

pI have had my children vaccinated for chicken pox too. I have heard that kids with skin conditions such as excema tend to also get very severe cases of chicken pox. I don't remember the source of this but when I heard this I decided to go ahead and have them vaccinated./p

Posted on: Thu, 06/22/2000 - 2:36pm
ihatepeanuts's picture
Joined: 04/08/2000 - 09:00

pO.K. I will try to call our pediatricianbr /
and ask him more about the chicken poxbr /
vaccine and asthma. More than likely he willbr /
be too busy to talk to personally, but maybebr /
a nurse can tell me or ask him for me. Itbr /
is very hectic here for the next 2 weeks withbr /
running kids waaaay into town each day forbr /
some summer classes, I hardly have time lately to check these boards. I really willbr /
call the doctor and ask about this. I willbr /
post info as soon as I get an answer.br /
Tracy */p

Posted on: Thu, 06/22/2000 - 8:58pm
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pBensMom,br /
I had a similar question to yours but not about vaccines, about antibiotics. Someone please correct me if I am wrong but my understanding of antibiotics is that they take over your immune system and essentially "shut it down" (and I use the term loosely) while the medication is in your body. My PA daughter was constantly sick as a child and our first peditrician constantly had her on antibiotics. I have for a long time had a question in my head as to if there was any relationship to her overactive immune system (her PA and asthma) and the over-use of antibiotics. We have 2 children, one PA and one not. The one who isn't PA has not been on any antibiotics to date. She is now 2. Any opinions or comments?/p



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