to keep DS off nursery and check if chicken pox

(13 Posts)
nosupport Mon 29-Feb-16 08:03:00

So he has about 3-4 tiny white "pimples" they look like small whiteheads on his face. They weren't there yesterday. None visible on tummy.

He was potentially exposed on the Friday before half term as played with a child whose DM told me had been playing with another boy in the week who had just come out in the spots. We saw same boy again this Friday and still no spots but the DM told me the boy with CPs sibling had just come down with it so she's still expecting it in her boy.

Am I being over cautious? Wouldn't have necessarily considered it was chicken pox if I didn't know he'd potentially been exposed as its just a few whitehead looking pimples on face. But he has also been sniffly and coughing with sticky eyes during last fortnight since too

icklekid Mon 29-Feb-16 08:06:07

If he's unwell keep him off if not jut tell nursery to keep an eye and make sure they have your number. Otherwise he may end up off all week for nothing going!

nosupport Mon 29-Feb-16 08:09:52

He seems fine in himself now other than sniffly but not sure if this is start of spots breaking out?

If it is CP I think it's so mild will need GP to confirm

Berthatydfil Mon 29-Feb-16 08:20:54

CP spots to begin with are water filled blisters not white head type spots. However if he was exposed a week ago it's likely he caught it. In fact the first symptoms before the spots is coughs and sniffles. But if he's had that for a fortnight it's possibly not the start of CP.
Tough choice op. Personally unless I was over 50% certain they had it or if dc was very unwell with no other signs I would be going about my normal routine.

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 29-Feb-16 08:20:57

if they are white it sounds like they could be molluscum? or milia.

rainbowunicorn Mon 29-Feb-16 08:32:56

If I understand the OP correctly your child was not playing with the boy who had come out in chicken pox rather he was playing with someone who had played with chicken pox child. The boy he was playing with still has no signs of chicken pox so I would say it was highly unlikely that your child has been exposed.

nosupport Mon 29-Feb-16 08:33:40

Ok I think we'll get ready and go in - he's sniffly but they look more like pimples than water filled I think

PippaPug Mon 29-Feb-16 09:00:28

I would take to nursery and just let them know - if you do take him to the GP because you think it's CP then please phone reception and let them know, you may not be able to sit in the waiting room with the other patients

shouldwestayorshouldwego Mon 29-Feb-16 09:05:49

I would go to a chemist. Find one on a high st so you don't need to go into a supermarket. Pop in and ask if the pharmacist would look at his spots. They can usually confirm chicken pox and will sell you stuff to soothe it

wannaBe Mon 29-Feb-16 09:09:26

Playing with a child who has played with a child who later developed chicken pox doesn't equal exposed tbh.

I would send him in. If he gets chicken pox they will come out fairly rapidly and you will be in little doubt.

nosupport Mon 29-Feb-16 09:27:24

I honestly can't tell if more are appearing or I'm being OTT seeing something that isn't there. He keeps scratching one now and has made it bleed and the others look redder(?) but phoned nursery to say I'm unsure and as I can't get through to GP I think we will walk to chemist, good idea

He's usually blemish free and he's def "spotty" today but whether it's CP or just a few spots confused

Ah well. Tbh I want the CP over and done with, could just be wishful thinking on my part

RedRainRocks Mon 29-Feb-16 09:32:59

Definitely agree on the look of chicken pox being little water filled blisters from the moment they appear. Chemist sounds like a plan. Sticky eyes.... Any possibility of conjunctivitis ?

nosupport Mon 29-Feb-16 09:36:38

Yes re conjunctivitis We've been using the eye drops from chemist

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