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Two year old with spots and hoarse voice-could it be chickenpox?

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GlummyMummy Sat 14-May-16 19:54:15

My daughter is nearly two. Today we noticed she has several (maybe 6) red spots in various isolated places across her body- arms, legs, back. She also has a few tiny pimples around her mouth. No heads on the spots or blisters and they don't seem to be bothering her at the moment. Her only other symptom is a hoarse voice. Otherwise she is well, no cough and only a very slight runny nose. She's perfectly happy and active and eating/drinking fine.

Wondering if it might be chickenpox? Does hoarseness normally go along with this? Or could it be something else? She's been out in the sun a bit this week and had suntan lotion on, so could it be related to that?

MintyLizzy9 Wed 18-May-16 18:49:00

My 2 yo had a virus a few weeks ago, spots with no heads all over, cold like symptoms so chesty/snotty etc. Doc couldn't say what is was just that it wasn't c pox but possibly the same family as hand foot and mouth (it was doing the rounds).

GlummyMummy Thu 02-Jun-16 20:22:57

thanks MintyLizzy9 - sounds like it was a similar thing then. The spots certainly never came to anything more! weird!

MintyLizzy9 Sun 05-Jun-16 09:29:36

Ah that's good. We do have chicken pox this week though! It never ends smile

GlummyMummy Mon 06-Jun-16 19:19:00

oh no!!! I wonder if the virus was the start of the pox? I've heard that, that they can get a mild doze a few weeks before the real thing. It's constant germs isn't it?! Hope you are all coping ok :-)

MintyLizzy9 Mon 06-Jun-16 22:37:22

I've had a wine, DS has had a piriton and all has been silent for half an hour (only 3.5 hours into bedtime).

Of course it is hotter than hell which hasn't helped but has resulted in far more use of the paddling pool in the last 48 hours than I thought my sanity could take grin

I'm hoping today was the turning point...it HAS to be!

GlummyMummy Tue 07-Jun-16 12:22:08

hope you get through it ok......I was kind of hoping it was what my daughter had, as it just means it's still to come!

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