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Nasty raised rash, toddler unwell - gp unsure

(15 Posts)
Hoophopes Thu 13-Jun-13 19:53:21

Ds, 14 months, developed a raised temperature, loss of appetite and an awful raised rash on Tuesday. Took him to gp, not meningitis, not chicken pox, suggested a viral rash. It is on back on neck, lower back, legs. It has now spread to fingers and knees and thighs. Temperature down to 37-38.

He has multiple allergies, but none cause a reaction like this - usually hives. He has had gluten through my breastmilk for the first time and soya - but trying not to blame allergies.

Don't want to bother gp again. Using calpol. Not sure what to do, ds is sore. I looked up pictures of his rash on NHS website, but only one that it looked like is the meningitis one but gp pressed it and said it wasn't that, so not sure what it is or what to do.

beautifulgirls Thu 13-Jun-13 20:14:24

How is he in himself?

mikkii Thu 13-Jun-13 20:18:35

Piriton might reduce he rash/discomfort if an allergy?

beautifulgirls Thu 13-Jun-13 20:22:00

Is the rash fading now when you put a glass on it. I think if you have ANY doubt get him seen asap - ie if he is unwell at all then ask again. Twice DD saw doctors and was sent away with "a virus" before she developed a non fading rash and landed in intensive care. She thankfully is here to tell the tale, but please just because you have been told once it isn't meningitis it doesn't mean they are right for sure. (DD had been ill for around 48hrs before she became seriously ill). Trust your instinct. On balance of probability it is probably just a nasty viral rash of some sort but be safe.

monikar Thu 13-Jun-13 20:22:35

An allergy wouldn't cause a raised temperature, and also like you say the rash with an allergy is usually hives.

If you are concerned you can ring out-of-hours doctor and speak to someone. I have found them to be very helpful when I've rung.

Good luck, it is horrible when they are ill.

Hoophopes Thu 13-Jun-13 22:15:42

Thanks. Have given piriton for his hayfever and calpol. Rash does fade thankfully but am checking regularly.

Sorry to hear about your dd beautifulgirls.

Yes instinct says virus but am going to do what dr said and keep checking and if temp rises or any other symptom straight to out of hours or even a&e.

Ds seems better than earlier today which is a relief, it is just such a nasty looking rash.

BeaWheesht Thu 13-Jun-13 22:58:31

How's his tongue looking? Could it be scarlet fever?

Bunbaker Thu 13-Jun-13 23:03:52

Measles?

Hoophopes Fri 14-Jun-13 08:55:55

tongue is normal. Thanks - am going to get a dr's appointment for today as he is still refusing food and rash not any better.

Ragusa Fri 14-Jun-13 11:59:55

Has he had MMR?
Hope the GP has some answers or suggestions for you.

Hoophopes Fri 14-Jun-13 18:00:25

Yes he had MMR. Now had blood t

Hoophopes Fri 14-Jun-13 18:01:12

Tests. Unsure of cause. It came too sudden over body to be eczema.

Chubfuddler Fri 14-Jun-13 18:01:44

If you are worried I would go to a&e. GPs have missed meningitis before. I would not chance it.

brettgirl2 Sun 16-Jun-13 10:52:18

My daughter gets a rash every time she has any virus. The first time it happened it scared me to death, now it just scares everyone else. The staff at her nursery have always been laid back about it too as it is obviously something they have seen before.

Hoophopes Sun 16-Jun-13 20:09:37

Thanks. De's suggest this too. He is still covered with it but it has stopped spreading.

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