Is it the dreaded pox?

(7 Posts)
feedmewinenow Sun 09-Oct-16 18:14:41

DS2 had a cluster of 4 spots on his arm pointed out by nursery on thursday. These aren't exactly blistered but do look to have some kind of liquid in. Just bathed him and we now have some friends; only odd ones but one behind his ear, 2 on his leg and one on the back of his arm.
I thought if it was the pox he'd have more plus they're only small and red, not obvious blisters (though one does appear to be getting 'fatter' with liquid) and not causing him any discomfort...do I err on the side of caution and keep him off? or keep an eye on him and if no more appear and they don't 'blister' just keep up business as normal and presume they're just another mystery toddler lurgy?

Dixiechick17 Sun 09-Oct-16 18:55:51

My DD had chicken pox in June, started with a pale fluid filled blisters behind her ear. Then a couple more on her tummy, then randomly behind the knee, gradually they spread, by day three she was covered. Day five they started to crust over a little.

Dixiechick17 Sun 09-Oct-16 18:58:40

Pic below If it helps

feedmewinenow Sun 09-Oct-16 19:00:42

I'm thinking if the original 4 were the pox we'd be on day 3-4 now so I was expecting to see more. I'll keep on eye on them and if there are more in the morning, presume the worst!
Oh the joys of parenting smile

feedmewinenow Sun 09-Oct-16 19:02:07

Ooh they do look very similar to those. Embarrassingly DD had them years ago and I seem to have forgotten what they looked like blush

Dixiechick17 Sun 09-Oct-16 19:05:48

Some have a mild case and only a few spots. My DD had a bad case and was covered head to toe, so hopefully if it is it's just mild for your DS

Florentina27 Mon 10-Oct-16 22:42:21

My daughter had the same as you describe . they weren't very big but had liquid in them and she only had some on her shoulder and upper back a bit and she never got more. Around first days she had temperature and wasn't very well so I took her to hospital. Pedieteician said it might be beginning of chicken pox, then nursery said is chicken pox, I also double checked with a nurse at GP practice and she said is hard to tell but thei look like chicken pox. How old is your child? Apparently is milder if they are very young. It gets worse with the age. I'm expecting my daughter to have shingles in her. Childhood as "/pox" were quite mild

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