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Laiste Thu 21-Feb-19 13:28:48

This little rash is on both DD5’s ankles. Exactly the same both sides. It was itchy last night but isn’t today. Came up yesterday afternoon. Not spreading. No other rash elsewhere.

What on earth is it? Any ideas? She’s got no allergys we know of.

Laiste Thu 21-Feb-19 13:34:35

It's on the inside of both ankles.

Hard to tell inside or outside from that pic ! smile

Dottysmum18 Thu 21-Feb-19 13:34:48

Nettles ?

Laiste Thu 21-Feb-19 13:37:20

It's that sort of rash, but she hasn't been in any nettles.

It looks raised but when you run your finger over it it's smooth. I just find the identical both sides thing really weird.

NannyRed Thu 21-Feb-19 13:38:59

They look like they could be bites. Has she been anywhere she might get flea bites? Long grass or a home where a pet used to live?

Laiste Thu 21-Feb-19 13:44:18

We have a cat nanny, but she's 99.9% indoor cat (ragdoll) and is up to date with her treatments.

We do live ruraly, but the only place we went yesterday (rash pop up day) was Primark and Tesco confused

flowersaremyfave Thu 21-Feb-19 13:45:47

Looks like flea bits to me. And the ankles is where there usually found

Lumene Thu 21-Feb-19 13:46:47

Could it be a reaction to anything both feet have been in contact with or rubbed against? New socks/shoes/wash etc?

Could take pic/daughter into pharmacy to see what they advise?

WatcherOfTheNight Thu 21-Feb-19 13:46:54

I thought the same as red ,what treatment do you use op ? A lot of treatments are useless now as fleas are immune.
Fipronil is still widely used but useless.

Laiste Thu 21-Feb-19 13:49:18

The vet does the flea treatment. Can't remember what it's called!

About 5 years ago at our old house we helped a friend by having their cat at ours for a couple of weeks and it had bloody fleas and my eldest DD (teen at the time) got bitten on the ankles. (we treated the cat and the house) This rash doesn't look like that.

Laiste Thu 21-Feb-19 13:50:22

It's got a sort of slight dry scaley look up close.

HennyPennyHorror Thu 21-Feb-19 13:52:22

Looks like eczema to me.

Laiste Thu 21-Feb-19 13:52:44

I'm wracking my brains! We bought a new duvet set for her a few days ago. Could that cause itchy ankles ??

HennyPennyHorror Thu 21-Feb-19 13:53:17

Or has she been wearing new socks? Or have you changed your washing powder?

Laiste Thu 21-Feb-19 13:54:04

Does it HennyPennyHorror? No experience of it. We've been lucky enough for none of us to suffer with it.

Laiste Thu 21-Feb-19 13:54:29

No new socks or washing powder.

NearlySchoolTimeAgain Thu 21-Feb-19 13:56:23

When I have a flare up of

Laiste Thu 21-Feb-19 13:57:33

Hold up.
I'm googling ''rash on both ankles'' and shingles is mentioned. (among other awfulness). Shingles is to do with chicken pox. She had a chicken pox vax about 10 days ago.
Googling more .....

NearlySchoolTimeAgain Thu 21-Feb-19 13:57:55


...dyshidrotic eczema it looks a bit like that.

Laiste Thu 21-Feb-19 13:58:14

Sorry to interrupt you NearlySchoolTimeAgain grin

CarpetDiem Thu 21-Feb-19 13:59:35

Eczema. Take her to your pharmacist to have a look & give her hydrocortisone cream if it is

easyandy101 Thu 21-Feb-19 14:00:13


NearlySchoolTimeAgain Thu 21-Feb-19 14:00:15

Says here that chicken pox is a live vaccine (usually vaccines are not) so it could be that?

hoodathunkit Thu 21-Feb-19 14:01:14

I get something similar from time to time and it is hives

Does the rash appear very suddenly?

If so it is likely to be hives.

Also I have many allergies and at one former home I had carpet beetles which were impossible to eradicate. The little hairs on their larval stage (wooly bears) caused me to come up in hives immediately on contact.

MaddieElla Thu 21-Feb-19 14:03:39

My daughter had this a couple of weeks ago, except it was on both hands and both feet only. Perfectly well in herself.

Went to the doctors but it just vanished overnight after 3 or 4 days. Her skin did get sore with it though so I put Aveeno on it.

Never knew what caused it.

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