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unimaginativename13 Wed 23-Mar-16 20:32:16

Maybe it's because I'm now a mum I notice this more. I follow a few mummy type Facebook groups. I like them for places to go really or groups.

What is with mums posting rashes on theses groups and asking other mums what it is?? I easily get 3 or 4 a day in my news feed.

Example- 'DS has just come up in this rash/ spot/ blob, before I go to the doctors I thought I'd asked what all you mummies think xxxx'

(Or 'is a&e busy tonight?'....... WTF......if your child needs to go to a&e take them!!)

Firstly I wouldn't trust anyone except a medical professional who can see it in REAL LIFE.

Secondly I imagine these poor children being asked to remove clothing so mummy can take a picture of it for FB.


thebestfurchinchilla Wed 23-Mar-16 21:28:34

Perhaps it's just that particular mum group. Some mum's live at the doctors for every sniff and sneeze. It's odd I agree.

thebestfurchinchilla Wed 23-Mar-16 21:28:52


LittleRedSparke Wed 23-Mar-16 21:30:42

you get loads on here too, especially the ones "am i pg?" - seriously..... pee on a stick

CountessOfStrathearn Wed 23-Mar-16 21:35:29

Jeremy Hunt, our Health Secretary, just a few weeks ago gave the ludicrous and dangerous advice that parents concerned about a rash just Googled it, so those mothers aren't doing anything other than following government advice!

Rashes are notoriously hard to diagnose even when a medical professional does have the patient in front of them. (I, a hospital doctor, went to the GP with my young daughter with a bad rash not too long ago. She then got another doctor to come and look so there were 3 of us really not very sure what to make of the rash at all.)

unimaginative13 Wed 23-Mar-16 21:42:01

I don't like all the half naked children in FB either for the world to see.

People should have some privacy.

SylviaWrath Wed 23-Mar-16 21:45:36

If choose to have these kind of people on your FB feed, then put up with the weird shite they post.
I never see strangers kids rashes on mine, nor friends kids rashes either. Its the choices YOU made that mean you see this stuff. So YABU.

calamityjam Wed 23-Mar-16 21:49:06

Op may have other reasons to be friends with these people. How the fuck is she supposed to know in advance of these posts?

oldlaundbooth Wed 23-Mar-16 22:02:50

Madness, utter madness.

northernlostsoul Wed 23-Mar-16 22:03:44

I did say that they are local mummy groups that I'm on. As a mum with a baby they have been very helpful with local groups or places to go.

They have downsides of things like this. Also a lot of 'my baby drinks 4oz every 4 hours and it's still hungry, surely he doesn't want more?'

This was a good one 'I'm weaning my 15 week old and she's not interested in food, it's really getting me down, she's not eaten for 3 days'

SylviaWrath Wed 23-Mar-16 22:03:53

How the fuck is she supposed to know in advance of these posts?

She says she sees 3 or 4 a day. How many days do you need?

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