Posting for traffic here...DD with rash down sides of neck

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VioletBam Mon 06-Jun-16 08:21:09

She's 8. She started with a very sore throat last night (we're in Australia so now it's Monday evening)

She woke up and it was very red and swollen and her head ached so kept her off school as she was also hot to touch.

This afternoon I got an email from school...telling parents that Hand and Foot and Mouth has been going round.

Fine...it might be that I think. She's had it before and I know it's not nice but not worried.

But then she said her neck was itchy...both sides... down those two long muscles which run from behind your ear to your shoulder...they're bright red, with small rough bumps....it faded breifly and looked like your skin does when you sit too close to the fire....but now it's back and she says it's sore and itchy.

I keep thinking Scarlett Fever....but could it be Hand and Foot? I've made an appointment with GP tomorrow....what do you think?

ShoppingBasket Mon 06-Jun-16 08:24:34

Not to frighten you but have you done the meningitis glass test on the rash?

VioletBam Mon 06-Jun-16 08:26:08

No because she won't bloody let me! sad I'm going to have to try again aren't I? She doesn't seem THAT unwell...definitely not herself etc...but not limp or lying down. She's sitting up, wrapped in a blanket on beanbag watching tv.

VioletBam Mon 06-Jun-16 08:30:24

Anyone had a child with Scarlet Fever?

ShoppingBasket Mon 06-Jun-16 08:31:40

I'd rather be safe, I am not neurotic but when it comes to rashes I don't like to take a chance. Hope she will be OK smileI don't know much about Scarlet fever but maybe take her to OOH?

MrsJayy Mon 06-Jun-16 08:34:20

Get her checked out scarlet fever needs antibiotics it could be because you said she had a sore throat and headache take her to your Dr even if it is HFM least you will know

MrsJayy Mon 06-Jun-16 08:35:47

Dd had scarlet fever when she was 12 certainly sounds like the symtoms dd had the rash on her face though

MistressMerryWeather Mon 06-Jun-16 08:36:10

Sounds like something you need to get checked out.

araiba Mon 06-Jun-16 08:36:52

ask the Doctor confused

steppemum Mon 06-Jun-16 08:37:05

Phone your GP. If it is scarlet fever she needs antibiotics. Without them it can be very serious.

It could just be a viral rash, along with a viral sore throat. But much better to check it I think.

Witchend Mon 06-Jun-16 08:38:39

Doesn't sound like scarlet fever - rash looks like sand paper. Probably a viral rash, however could it be mumps? Worth checking.

MrsJayy Mon 06-Jun-16 08:40:00

Whatever it is take her to be seen

winningticketholder Mon 06-Jun-16 08:50:47

Dr - call out or go but stop faffing around online and get medical advice!

VioletBam Mon 06-Jun-16 12:08:55

I can't just go to the doctor...I live in rural Australia and DH is away at work...and I don't drive.

There are no buses here.

The rash is still there but hasn't moved or grown. She still has the sore throat but is fine in herself. I can't call an ambulance for that.

She will be at the Drs tomorrow....I just wanted to hear from people who've experience Scarlet Fever really....to see if it was a possibility.

VioletBam Mon 06-Jun-16 12:09:36

Witchend...the rash is supposed to feel like sandpaper isn't it....not look like it! It does feel rough.

ShoppingBasket Tue 07-Jun-16 23:07:46

How is your daughter

Zaurak Tue 07-Jun-16 23:09:06

Sounds like a strep infection. She may need antibiotics

VioletBam Tue 07-Jun-16 23:31:01

Shopping thanks for asking...we went to the doctor and he said it was tonsillitis with a rash which he thought was part of it because sometimes, bacterial infections result in a rash which just pops up and is related.

He said to keep her off school today too incase it gets worse....it's not worse but she's not herself...she's just VERY annoyed she's going to miss the end of the story they've been reading in class!

I'll have to ask her teacher to give her a recap bless her.

ShoppingBasket Wed 08-Jun-16 07:42:22

Aw bless, glad it's nothing serious. Hope she feels better soon.

MrsJayy Wed 08-Jun-16 07:49:58

Aww hope she is better soon and gets the end of her story

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