Hi Sorry really worried. DS has had pneumonia(also asthmatic)and is getting over it really well. Last night he came up in a really strange itchy rash on his arm and back and legs and in his groin(did glass test and it was fine) He woke up this morning crying saying it hurt and was itchy. I took him to boots who didn't know what it was and said to give him piriton. He has eaten less today and been a bit floppy. He went to bed after a bath and hair wash and was still saying it hurt. I have been up to check him and his has a small bit of blood coming out of his ear. He is very sleepy but is saying it hurts and is flinching when i touch it.
NHS direct is a 4 hour call back and our local OOH is saying only phone is urgent as they are very busy etc. What would you do?
HI Thanks I am waiting for OOH to phone back . HIs not on antibiotics now but he is a very allergic child so did think it could be a allergic rash to something but what i dont now as he has had nothing new. He has got grommets so can they get a perforted ear drum when they are in place? Dh thinks he has stuck his finger in his ear whilst he is alsleep it could be possible but i would of thought he would have blood on is fingers and he hasn't.
HI he went to a+e he has a perforated ear drum one side and a infection in the other His rash they think is due to an allergic reaction. He is on antibiotics double dose of prition,calpol and predlisonle.Hopefully he will get better soon and can go back to school
Oh, thanks for the update - glad to hear you got an answer and he is on treatment . FWIW, once the ear drum is perforated their pain is usually instantly much better and the infection should clear quickly. Get well quickly, Littlecedmond.