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Could this be Chicken Pox?

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DuchessEm Fri 10-Jun-11 09:00:39

Yesterday I noticed that DD had a tiny blister-like spot on her chest and another underneath it that looks like an insect bite. Today the tiny blister is bigger and definitely a yellow blister and she has 3 more very tiny blister-like spots. If it was Chicken Pox, would the spots come out much quicker than this, or can it be a couple of days before full onset?

She seems well otherwise today, but had tummy ache last night and had mild diarrhoea and has had a bit of a cold over the last couple of days. She seems very hungry today, though. It's confusing sometimes, this parenting lark!

I am crossing my fingers that it isn't Chicken Pox, but I know she will get it at some point!

HushedTones Fri 10-Jun-11 09:27:31

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DuchessEm Fri 10-Jun-11 09:42:24

Thanks for the reply HushedTones. I think you are right and that I have to assume she is contagious until confirmed otherwise. Luckily she doesn't go to nursery today, and by the time Monday comes around I should know either way! I'm also assuming that if it is Chicken Pox, then there is now no point in trying to keep her little bother away from her (which would be pretty hard anyway!) as he may have already been infected?

I will keep her in today and ring the GPs to see what they say.

Thanks again!

HushedTones Fri 10-Jun-11 12:45:42

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DuchessEm Fri 10-Jun-11 13:40:17

Thanks again, HushedTones! He has no other health problems, so if he catches it he should be fine. My only reason for not wanting him to get it this time is that we have flights booked for 2 weeks time for our long awaited holiday, so if he comes down with it then I'll have to cancel or delay slightly, but such is life with children!

DD still seems fine, if not a little tired and pale. I'm refraining from checking her spot-status every 5 minutes! grin

Still waiting for the GP to ring back. The receptionist didn't seem to think she needed seeing at the moment as she only has a couple of spots and is fine in herself. I think they will adopt a wait and see approach, which is fine as we don't have to go out anywhere anyway, so no chance of infecting anyone else.

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