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Whereareyougoingmouse Wed 01-Nov-17 10:48:00

I changed my DS (2 years old) yesterday and noticed one single blister on his bum. I assumed it was where his nappy was rubbing. 12 hours later and his poor bum was covered in blisters.

I took him to the doctors this morning. Doc took one look and said chicken pox. He has no other spots anywhere on his body and even the nurse said he hadn't seen a case before where it was only on the bum. He took his temperature and it was normal. He sent me away saying not to give nurofen.

I've got home and looked and it again and I'm not so sure it is chicken pox. Has anyone had experience of the pox only being on the bum?

My DD who is 5 has never had chicken pox so no idea what to expect.

justilou1 Wed 01-Nov-17 11:11:14

Look up pictures of water pox (Molluscum Contagiosum) and nappy rash. Is your kid teething? When one of mine was teething, her poo was runny and stringy and so acidic it took the skin off her bum and bits.

CanadianCanoe Wed 01-Nov-17 11:13:52

Could be hand foot and mouth.

Whereareyougoingmouse Wed 01-Nov-17 11:16:03

I've added some photos of the spots - do they look like chicken pox?

Whereareyougoingmouse Wed 01-Nov-17 11:17:12

Oh hang on, can anyone see those photos I've just uploaded?

QueenNefertitty Wed 01-Nov-17 11:17:44

When I was a kid I had chicken pox but only only the back of my neck and upper shoulder area ... doctor said it was "the mildest case of chickenpox I've seen in my life". I don't suppose there's any reason you couldn't just get them on the bum, given that... but is a bit odd!

dementedpixie Wed 01-Nov-17 11:18:05

Its not molluscum as they don't come up quickly like that. Hand foot and mouth can present in the nappy area. Doesn't sound like chicken pox

Pickleypickles Wed 01-Nov-17 11:18:28

Doesnt look chicken poxxy to me but i am not medically trained.

BootHill Wed 01-Nov-17 11:19:43

It doesn’t look like regular chicken pox spots to me. My daughter was covered in them. I would possibly ask for a second opinion.

Whereareyougoingmouse Wed 01-Nov-17 11:19:52

You can't really see by those pics by those spots are raised and blister like, some of them are weeping

MrsPringles Wed 01-Nov-17 11:20:01

The second pic looks kind of like when my ds had chicken pox but his weren’t so blotchy?

OrlandoMusc Wed 01-Nov-17 11:22:25

Looks nothing like chicken pox to me. Although I am NOT a Doctor.

Any change to nappies or wipes?

I'd wash him with a flannel and warm water, avoid wipes and put that yellow nappy rash cream on.

Mamamagellanic Wed 01-Nov-17 11:23:34

Thrush?
I’d be tempted to use some Canestan and see if it goes away.

Doesn’t look like any chicken pox I’ve seen.

VivaLeBeaver Wed 01-Nov-17 11:25:00

Looks like dds shingles rash.

Whereareyougoingmouse Wed 01-Nov-17 11:25:26

No changes to nappies or wipes. He did have bad nappy rash last week which I cleared up with that yellow metanium (spelling?) cream. When I saw that blister yesterday I put abit of that yellow cream on again but that's about it

Ttbb Wed 01-Nov-17 11:25:54

YANBU. Go see another doctor.

SmiledWithTheRisingSun Wed 01-Nov-17 11:26:24

I think it might be molloscum go back and get a 2nd opinion maybe?

OrlandoMusc Wed 01-Nov-17 11:28:04

Deffo another doctor then. That yellow cream clears up all sorts.

Does he have any other symptoms of chicken pox? My eldest got it very mild, just spots and some slight itching but you could spot it (haha!) a mile off.

Hope you get sorted.

Areyoufree Wed 01-Nov-17 11:28:48

When my kids had hand, foot and mouth, it always started with a horrible rash in the nappy area. The mouth blisters came a few days later. Unfortunately though, kids are horribly prone to rashes - it's often impossible to tell what's causing them.

midnightflowers Wed 01-Nov-17 11:32:01

I’d get another opinion, even pop him into the chemist and I’m sure a pharmacist would be happy to have a look.

dementedpixie Wed 01-Nov-17 11:32:16

It is not molluscum...looks nothing like it

Whereareyougoingmouse Wed 01-Nov-17 11:32:56

Do I just ring up and say I'm not happy with the diagnosis?!

Thisisjustbetweenus Wed 01-Nov-17 11:32:57

Yes, I was going to suggest hand, foot and mouth too - google it and watch out for spots on hands/feet and ulcers in mouth (first sign for mine was drooling).

mindutopia Wed 01-Nov-17 11:33:28

I would say no that looks nothing like chicken pox to me. It actually looks like it could be nappy rash or some sort of fungal infection. Mine got nappy rash that didn't look that unlike that when teething.

MrsOverTheRoad Wed 01-Nov-17 11:35:16

I also thought hand and foot and mouth but there are SO many different things that cause rashes....just ring up and ask for an appointment...specify that you've just been but want to see a different doctor.

They won't mind. People ask all the time.

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