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Would you go to the doctors?

(6 Posts)
Bellygirl Fri 19-Feb-16 08:22:35

My 8yo DS has a cold and cough and has now developed a pimply rash on face and body. He had similar a few years ago and I went to docs who said it was just caused by virus and didn't need treatment. He is OK in himself apart from usual cold/cough symptoms but my mum is panicking telling me I need to take him to the doctors. Would you take your DC with these symptoms?

Tangoandcreditcards Fri 19-Feb-16 08:24:44

I would. I think the rule-of-thumb is to take any rash in.

And don't worry if they tell you it's a virus that will go away. They're there to diagnose, even if they can't treat.

HannahHobbins Fri 19-Feb-16 08:26:43

My dd gets the same. As long as it disappears when you press it I would leave it.

canyou Fri 19-Feb-16 08:28:19

Go to your local chemist for advice, if they suggest Dr then you can make an appt

Witchend Fri 19-Feb-16 19:44:06

Pimply rash could be scarlet fever. Might be worth checking.

lljkk Fri 19-Feb-16 20:00:23

fine in himself I wouldn't worry about rash.

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