The Ogden Standard-Examiner from Ogden, Utah on October 6, 1971 · Page 11
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The Ogden Standard-Examiner from Ogden, Utah · Page 11

Ogden, Utah
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Wednesday, October 6, 1971
Page 11
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TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH Chickenpox, Shingles Mildly Related By DR. GEORGE THOSTESON DEAR..DR. THOSTESON: understand that, .the .cause of similar to the virus of chickenpox. Is there great danger of getting shingles by being where a child is coming down with chickenpox although there is no physical contact with the child? .There must -be frequent instances of children mingling with the public in restaurants, etc., just before coming down; so may we assume that this fact alone could account. for many cases of "shingles? How long a time intervenes between the time the virus invades the system and any sign of shingles manifests it- self?—L.L.O. Those are good questions—as we always say when the answers aren't going to be easy. The viruses of shingles and chickenpox are evidently very similar. They may not be identical. It is thought that shingles is a "response of the host"—that is, shingles is the way some people react to the virus. It isn't the same in older people as it is with most children. (Very occasionally a chOd gets shingles, but that's pretty rare). EFFECTS NERVES When a child gets chickenpox, it is a response of the total body. You have chickenpox all over. When an. adult gets shingles, it affects a nerve root, and the miseries (blebs, itching, pain) affect the part of the body (even home, has much relation served by that nerve. You don'l get.shingles all over. Whereas chickenpox is spread by direct ^ contact—one child gets the virus from another—it is thought that with shingles the virus, may remain dormant, in the body for a lifetime. In that j event, having the. "response,' 1 shingles break or out, occurs when some change in the human system .allows the virus to • Some oldsters 60 develop shingles after contact with a child with chickenpox; others (most) give no history of any such contact. I doubt, therefore, that being in the presence of a 'child coming down with chickenpox, as in a restaurant, 'theater, or to shingles. The contact must be close. And the important thing is whether a person's system is in a condition receptive io shingles. If is, after all, eminently clear that an invalid or person in feeble health suffers more and longer from shingles than does a person, in otherwise robust health. The incubation period lor chickenpox—the time between contact and appearance of the disease—is 14 days, more or less. It is quite predictable with children, but not predictable with adults. Here's an example from my own family: a young domestic developed chickenpox. Two weeks later one of my sons broke out. Two weeks after that, his tvyin brother broke out. ..But their father, who had chickenpox as a child, didn't. He came down with a mild case of shingles a quarter of century 'later. Young adults, if healthy, seldom get shingles. My advice to older folks is to avoid intimate contact with a child who has j chickenpox, but not to be •unduly alarmed about the risk oif happening to be in the same room with a child who is about 'to break out. WORLD'S FINEST POP CORN Ogden Standard-Examiner, Wednesday, October 6, 1971 IIAI NEW EASY-CARE SHIRTS The Windsor shirt (left) has its ovm -fashion accessory—the tunnel tie. In luxurious Ultressa, a silklike texturized polyester fabric, it is washable and, needs no ironing. Kensington shirt (right) is in a crepe of Dacron and cotton. PATTERN "Designer Detail Supreme" by Sanlorenzo of Italy. The jacket sports an unusually shaped collar, broader shoulders and Barrow sleeves. The skirt is A-shape with a center back zipper. And top- stitching trims both the jacket and skirt This is THE suit for fall! Originally shown in. wool and nylon, this fabric used by the designer in the Italian collections is available locally. 71811 is cut in ready-to-wear Misses Sizes 6-18. Size 12 requires approximately 3 yards of 55" fabric. To order 71811; give size, name, address and zip. Send $2.00. Address SPADEA. Box N. Dept. OX-1, Milford, N.J. 08848. To order the original fabric, request local outlet from the above address. Pattern Books by Classification — Afternoon and Cocktail Dresses — ?1.00. I Misses Bust Waist Hips 'Length 1 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 31 32 33 34 36 38 40 22 23 24 25 26% 28 30 33 34 35 36 37% 39 41 16 16V4 15% 16Y* 17 17V* *From Nape of Neck to Waist. DOES TO HOLD VARIETY SHOW The BPO Does will hold a Variety Review Friday at 8 p m. at the Elks Lodge. Tickets "will be sold at the door or may -be obtained from any .Elk or Doe member. ••' ; --~ Guests "of"members are invited.. , . 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