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daughter has a leg rash. any ideas?

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dd77 Sun 10-Jul-16 17:45:07


WhoTheFuckIsSimon Sun 10-Jul-16 17:59:07


Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 10-Jul-16 17:59:54

I'm no medic so therefore I'd never soeculate, but. What I will say is take her straight to A&E. Hopefully it's just a bite or allergy, but you never take a chance with a rash.
Hope all is okay.

dd77 Sun 10-Jul-16 18:22:44

A and e? She's showing no other symptoms though

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 10-Jul-16 18:24:32

I personally still wouldn't chance it though.
The rash can appear before symptoms.
I'm really not trying to alarm or scare you, but. It's better safe than sorry.

PosiePootlePerkins Sun 10-Jul-16 18:29:05

Have you done the glass test?

Jodie1982 Sun 10-Jul-16 18:30:50

Looks like Ringworm.

Witchend Sun 10-Jul-16 19:44:21

Actually if you're thinking about meningitis the the rash comes usually a long way into symptoms. The medics I've spoken to find it frustrating that people have fixated on that because people think they're fine because there's no rash.

Ds used to get viral rashes that didn't fade and I was told he only needed medical attention if he was clearly ill or it was spreading rapidly.

Op, if she's showing no signs of illness then a&e is overkill. I'd give a dose of piriton in case it's an allergy and check again in the morning.

Ohflippinheck Sun 10-Jul-16 19:51:08

My DD came out with rashes like this, they look like ringworm or even burns with a line around the outside. Hers started small and spread out quickly, eventually paling to nothing.
The doctors said they were classic allergy rashes.
She ended up diagnosed with food allergies (the rashes were a minor symptom).
I would take photos and note what she eats, when they pop up etc.
Obviously if she gets poorly take her to hospital, even if it is a food allergy you want to be careful when little in case of anaphylaxis.
Good luck

GloGirl Sun 10-Jul-16 19:51:25

It looks like a big swirly scratch to me? And the flecks of red - are they rough to touch? Are they little scratches? Do they lose colour when pressed on with a glass?

Ohflippinheck Sun 10-Jul-16 19:52:48

Does she have eczema too?

JennyOnAPlate Sun 10-Jul-16 19:54:05

I really don't agree that you need to go to a&e, especially if she doesn't have any other symptoms.

Do you have any piriton op? I would give that and see if it makes any difference. If it's no better tomorrow I would book in with the GP.

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