How old were you when you got the chicken pocks?

@apples99 (6562)
United States
March 13, 2009 10:22pm CST
I was 13 years old when I got the chicken pocks, or was it the measles lol, well anyway it was very itchy, I couldnt help but to scratch them, and that calamine lotion didnt even work oh man and those little itchy bumps lasted for over 2 weeks, and my goodness, was I glad when it was over, and I still have one or two tiny scars from my ordeal. so tell me how old were you when you got the chicken polks?
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@donsky14 (5961)
• Philippines
14 Mar 09
Oooh...I haven't got the measles yet. They say that everyone will get it right? I just hope I don't cause the scars would be hard to get rid of.
@apples99 (6562)
• United States
14 Mar 09
Oh you haven't got them yet, well I hope you dont get them, but if you do, get ready for the ride of your life, my sister was 16 when she first got them and they were in her throat and she couldn't eat much. but at least if you get it now you wont have to worry about getting it later, because they say you can only get it once, well thats what they say.
@donsky14 (5961)
• Philippines
14 Mar 09
It can go to the throat?? whoa...I really hope that I don't get it. I'm 23 already...so it'll be kinda weird to get them now.
@apples99 (6562)
• United States
14 Mar 09
My great grandmother was over 90ty, when she got them.
• United States
14 Mar 09
I was already 15 before I got the chicken pox. It was the worse two weeks of my middle school career because I also got strep throat, a cold, and the stomach flu in the process. One of my teachers ended up not letting me take some quizzes I missed and it was just horrible. Darn little brother had to go and get chicken pox. Grr!
@apples99 (6562)
• United States
14 Mar 09
Woe! I know that must have been rough, to have all those illnesses at one time, me and my sisters all had the chicken pocks at the same time, my big sister was 16 and my middle sister was 14 and I was 13, but my big sister had it the worst of all of us because they were in her throat, and none of us could eat much we all had to go through it together for 2 and half weeks, it was awful.
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• United States
16 Mar 09
In the throat? That sucks - I hate just having a sore throat so I can't imagine what that would be like.
@sagnik42 (3595)
• India
14 Mar 09
i was 15 years old when i had my first chicken pox.i was very bad experience.and i got it 1 week before my final exams.even after 5 years i have a few scars of the disease.the worst part is that chicken pox like most other disease can catch you more than once.i am really scared that i will get it again.i really dont want more misery in my life.
@apples99 (6562)
• United States
14 Mar 09
I heard that you can only get the chicken pocks once, so I hope thats true.
@xbrendax (2668)
• United States
14 Mar 09
Funny you should ask that question because they are going around again! I never had them in my life and the doctor said now that I am nearing 60, they could be deadly to me, so for now I can't be around my sister, my niece, my nephew, or any of their kids because the whole house has come down with them! Also one of my friend's grand kids, (that live with her) has them so I can't be around her either!
@apples99 (6562)
• United States
14 Mar 09
My great grandmother had them when she was over 90 years old, thats how me and my sisters got it, my mom went to visit my great grandmother where she was living, and when my mom came back home me and my sisters cought them 2 days later, and my big sister had it the worst, because the were down her throat, and we all really could not eat much, boy was I glad when it was over it lasted for over 2 weeks.
• Philippines
10 Apr 09
Hey there! I was nine years old when I have them. It was very itchy and uncomfortable. I was also running a fever that time, I guess it's also one of the symptoms or effects of it. It lasted for more than a week.
@mimiang (3769)
• Philippines
10 Apr 09
I have not experienced that in my 35 years on earth
@hershiez (464)
15 Mar 09
Can't remember how old I am when I got chicken fox. I think I was 7 or 8 years of age. And yeah! it's really itchy and irritating. ampf! ^_^
• United States
15 Mar 09
i was 10 and of course it was the beginning of summer and it was so uncomfortable. i have one tiny scar from it. calamine lotion doesn't work. now they have a shot so kids won't get it. 4 of mine had it and that was before they had the shot and the baby of course won't get it. even for my kids they got it when it was hot out and they had it everywhere! what a yucky virus to have.
• United States
15 Mar 09
I was in first grade so I was about 6 years old when I got them. I had to miss about two weeks of school because I was pretty sick. When I got back to school I can remember hating it cause I had to spend just about every recess inside working on the work that I had missed because I was sick. I still have some scars I think on my back from the chicken pocks.
• United States
14 Mar 09
I had just turned 5 and was in kindergarten. That was back when school did not start until September and as long as you were 5 by the time school started then you were there. I remember my Daddy did not want to miss work( He did not miss unless he was in the hospital). So he covered in Calamine lotion and sent me off to school. Of course, he told me not to tell anyone that I had chicken pocks. So, I did what any 5 year old would have I suppose. I went to the teacher and raised my shirt and told her that I had chicken pocks and started scratching like crazy. LOL I still laugh every time I think of it. Needless to say that my Daddy had to come get me. The teacher freaked out. She told me not to come back until they were gone. My Daddy was not very happy either. I made him lose a whole days worth of pay because I could not keep my mouth shut. Nothing has changed I still can't keep my mouth shut. LOL
@Amber4106 (541)
• United States
14 Mar 09
I was 14 when I got the chicken pox. I had them really bad and they lasted for almost two months. I was extremely sick from them. I had a fever of about 101 degrees for two weeks, then it spiked to 105 degrees after my grandmother finally let me take a shower. She warned me that it would drive them back in and that they would itch worse if I took a shower, but I was so ready for a nice hot shower. She was right, it was the worse pain and itching that I can remember ever having. My entire back is covered with scars, along with a few places on my arms and stomach. My scars bumbed up in stead of going in though. They kind of look like blisters, or the little bubble when you have a tb test. I just hope that if my daughter gets them, she gets them at a very young age.
14 Mar 09
Hey, I got chicken polks when i was just 6! I couldn't stop sctatching them and i have a few scars now! Im glad i got them when i was young! There a bloddy nightmare! Is it possiable to get them more that 2 times in your live time? Dan Alldred
@ds6413 (2074)
• United States
14 Mar 09
Hi apples99, I was a baby when I had the chicken pox so I can not recollect anything about it. I have a couple of marks one next to an eye and one under my chin.
• Canada
14 Mar 09
I was around 7 when I developed the chicken pox...it started off as an itchy rash on my back. I was out of school for a couple of weeks.
• India
14 Mar 09
i was just 10 years when i suffered from chicken pocks .it was horrible situation my mom and dad worried very much they have spend all the time,i was not eating all day.and it was due summer when i was suffering from chicken pocks& i really hard time.
@mikhatri (120)
• India
14 Mar 09
i was 8 when i got checken pox..... it was the irritating exprience of my life...but some what i was enjoying becoz my parents don't leaving me to go to school, and i was enjoying my chicken pox vacations lolzzzz.
@mikeysmom (2091)
• United States
14 Mar 09
i know i had them but i cannot remember the exact age. i think i was relatively young though like maybe 5 or 6 at the most. i remember itching in places i could not reach or get to like inside my throat. it was quite uncomfortable to say the least. they did not have the vaccine when i was a child. the mumps were far worse because they were so painful.
@cndn420 (2062)
• Canada
14 Mar 09
i was young, can't remember exactly how old i was but i guess i would say maybe 5 or 6 years old. very happy i got them when i was younger though i don't have any scars from it but they were definitely super itchy! i remember my mom dousing me with calamine lotion LOL
• India
14 Mar 09
hey even i was 13 years old when i suffered from chicken pox. i got scared. my whole body was covered with eruptions. but i wonder why they call it "CHICKEN POX" ANY IDEA WHY THEY CALL IT SO.
@ejohn82 (155)
• India
14 Mar 09
I think I was around 12 when i got chicken pox. God it was so itchy. Thank God it comes only once in a lifetime. I definitely don't want it to come again. I remember when I had chicken pox my elder brother would keep teasing for scratching, I got so angry I prayed he gets it too so that he would what it is to have CP.God did answer my prayer,he ended up with chicken pox in 2 days. My scars had dried up by that time and I was almost through with my chicken pox. The worst part was(lucky guy) he got chicken pox around exam time and he could skip his exams. I was through CP by that time so I had to give my exams.Poor me.