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    The Pox

    Turns out adult chicken pox is like one massive, intense hangover, without the option for hair of the dog.

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    I had it as a kid and as an adult

    The itching was the trouble, I scratched my arm in my sleep, then the bloody thing really started itching, so in desperation I bit the offending spot off. Still got the scar.

    Shingles on the other hand is a walk in the park, looked like a large diagonal go-faster stripe.

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    Back from the dead. I am left with 3000+ scabs covering every part of my body. Last week was the worst of my life. At its peak, the virus was attacking my eyes and lungs and I have been very lucky to avoid pneumonia and permanent damage to my sight. I was on sedatives and a saline drip at one point and have been losing 1lb in weight every day since last Tuesday - just short of 1 stone. Fear the pox. The ridiculous thing is that there is a vaccine.

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    Anal fissures

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    My anus was spared, mercifully.

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    any photos,

    you could have done a sponsored scab.

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    Extreme suffering, well done Sir!

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    calamine is crap, add bicarb of soda to ya bath it'll help, oats wrapped in muslin (no not the jihadi type..) in the bath will aso release itch reducing enzymes..

    Get well soon, my Mrs was an absolute nightmare when she had the pox...

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    Muslin in a bath too cure pox?

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    Fear the pox
    Indeed. Serious question - did you contract it as a child ?

    I did - the bloody thing predominantly affected the top of my head but it also appeared down my throat; that was awful - liquid diet only and even then...

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    Evil, bastard pox. I had it in my mid-twenties but not as bad as that - it was one of he worst things ever.

    You have my sympathies Mr Goulash.

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    I had it as a child. I don't really remember it so I guess it wasn't too traumatic

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    Can I just urge anyone who didn't have chicken pox as a child to get vaccinated. Over a month now since it began and I'm nowhere near to getting back to health, let alone on the bike. 5 doc visits in that time (2 emergency call outs), lots of medication and now the facial scarring, which is bringing on a feeling that I fear is developing into depression. Resisting drugs for that, just need to get out on the bike, but my skin is too sore and my immune system still shot to bits. Gonna come back strong though, in time.

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    In the mean time have you considered Space docking? to keep your moral up that is.

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    Genital warts.

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    About the only part if me that was spared!

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    My golden haired 5 year old son, with skin so smooth is now a spoty toad monster!

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