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Please can you diagnose Ds's mysterious Zombification? Or at least what the hell it ACTUALLY is?

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HoneyDragon Mon 14-Jan-13 20:47:16

Walked in on Ds in the bath and went "aaaaargh, what have you done to your back!"

Only to be met by bemusement and spinning around by ds to try and see his own back.

It wasn't there this morning, no one has hurt or scratched him. It does not hurt or itch. There are no puncture marks indicating bites.

The only foreign body that has come into contact with his skin is fresh fallen snow when they were shoving it down their collars hmm. But Ds is not mince so I don't think it's freezer burn.

I am totally baffled.

Ds is praying he will wake up a Zombie hmm hmm

Any ideas?

HoneyDragon Mon 14-Jan-13 20:49:10

Its over quite a large area too

Tee2072 Mon 14-Jan-13 20:51:06

It looks like scratches to me so I am not help at all.

You're welcome.


HoneyDragon Mon 14-Jan-13 20:53:01

He is insistent that no one or no thing has touched him confused it looks like deep scratches, welt where the bleeding is.

He can't feel any pain I have poked him repeatedly

HoneyDragon Mon 14-Jan-13 20:53:47

<<sacks Tee from official Mnet diagnosis board>>

cocolepew Mon 14-Jan-13 20:54:23

Maybe there was bugs in the snow. They were probably prehistoric.

You're welcome too.

JKSLtd Mon 14-Jan-13 20:56:21

Nothing useful to add but impressed by the inserting photos thing, is that new? <luddite>

HoneyDragon Mon 14-Jan-13 20:59:19

It's been here a little while. It's a special picture topic. Mostly used for pretty things.

Look Mnetters, I need theories. Can you imagine asking a GP what it is? They'll think I flay him!

Tee2072 Mon 14-Jan-13 20:59:34



Tee2072 Mon 14-Jan-13 21:00:33

In all seriousness, it looks a bit like the eczema. Sometimes my son's sort of looks like that.

HoneyDragon Mon 14-Jan-13 21:00:36

Coco, just popped up to tell ds your theory. He's just as happy to wake up a dinosaur as a zombie.

Wallace Mon 14-Jan-13 21:01:48

~Looks like scratch marks, it really does.

JKSLtd Mon 14-Jan-13 21:01:48

Ok thanks smile

What I think is that there was something in the snow that got shoved down there, small stones, maybe twigs.

As the snow froze the skin a bit he didn't feel the scratches.

<nods wisely>

HoneyDragon Mon 14-Jan-13 21:02:08

But can eczema simply start one day out of no where?

I am prepared to get out the Immac if it was a werewolf.

HoneyDragon Mon 14-Jan-13 21:03:03

It looks exactly like he's been scratched. More like a dog scratch.

IamtheZombie Mon 14-Jan-13 21:04:42

Zombie has never had spots that look like that. She thinks dinosaur is more likely.

:: helpful not ::

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Mon 14-Jan-13 21:06:49

Winter bees?

Tee2072 Mon 14-Jan-13 21:08:20

I would have to agree with JKSLtd. Something was in the snow and scratched him.

Put some stuff on it, you know, anti-germ stuff. And some plasters.

HoneyDragon Mon 14-Jan-13 21:20:21

I have sprayed him and left it uncovered to go scabby.

It was totally fresh snow. I am leaning toward a snow related injury, but there wasn't anything in the snow.

So in order of scenarios


HoneyDragon Mon 14-Jan-13 21:20:54

Anything obvious, sorry.

Tee2072 Mon 14-Jan-13 21:23:05

I vote Dinosauritus. For sure. He'll be 100 tons by morning. And green.

weblette Mon 14-Jan-13 21:24:39

Oh good grief, do the Sporners know the picture topic exists?
It may lift the klaxon to a whole new level...

OhMyNoReally Mon 14-Jan-13 21:25:43

Looks like carpet burns, but not sure you can get that from snow. It also looks like the marks I had when attacked by a goose as a child.

Tee2072 Mon 14-Jan-13 21:27:19

Snow geese?

SecretNutellaFix Mon 14-Jan-13 21:28:11

Was he rough-housing with Hully by any chance?

I used to end up with those when Kes used to jump all over me.

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