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AIBU to call 111 for what I think is heat rash

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TheRoyallingStones Tue 19-May-20 21:50:12

Why would you BU to follow the advice from your maternity unit?

Just call 111. It probably is heat rash, but worst that will happen if you call for heat rash is that you’ll feel a bit silly. If you don’t call and it turns out to be something more serious the consequences could be a lot worse.

BetsyBigNose Tue 19-May-20 21:17:08

It sounds exactly like heat rash, it appears to be in all the usual heat rash areas (creases of elbows and knees in particular) - and as you say yourself; it looks exactly like heat rash, so I imagine it probably is heat rash!

However, as always - MN is not a replacement for real medical advice, so if you are worried, call 111.

StealthMama Tue 19-May-20 21:17:00

I think given you're pregnant, don't hesitate, just call. It's not worth the risk if it was something more sinister. It probably is fine but you don't know.

Dingdongthewitchisbread Tue 19-May-20 21:12:25

Woke up this morning with a rash at the top of my thighs. Thought it was chafing (for some reason, no idea how) but this afternoon it appeared in the creases of my arms and as I’m 38 weeks pregnant I thought it best to call maternity unit to double check. They said it didn’t sound pregnancy related and thought it was heat rash. Told me to call my GP and get a video appointment for it to be looked at. Said if I couldn’t get an appointment to call 111.

I couldn’t get an appointment but didn’t call 111 as I googled heat rash images and it does look exactly the same.

Now I’m sat at home with a cold flannel on my thighs and I’ve just noticed it’s now on the back of my knees.

Does anyone know if heat rash can spread like this or if I should actually be calling 111?

Does seem a bit of an overreaction to call 111 for a potential heat rash.

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