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ds (4) has a hot to touch sunburn like rash on his face - ideas?

(15 Posts)
BeaWheesht Sun 28-Aug-11 12:06:04

Anyone know what this could be? It isn't sunburn/windburn.

He first came out with it yday morning - 2 days before he had a blotchy mottley looking torso. He feels hot but temp is 37.2. He said it was itchy sometimes. Has been eating and drinking.

Ponders Sun 28-Aug-11 12:11:04

slapped cheek? it's a virus

Ponders Sun 28-Aug-11 12:13:30

pic 3 here - it's called fifth disease in America

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BeaWheesht Sun 28-Aug-11 12:20:13

I did wonder about that but he oisnt otherwise ill...

sleepevader Sun 28-Aug-11 12:32:42

Slapped cheek before I had even clicked on thread.

BeaWheesht Sun 28-Aug-11 12:42:19

Really? With no other symptoms?

Is he ok to go to school tomorrow then?

BeaWheesht Sun 28-Aug-11 12:42:20

Really? With no other symptoms?

Is he ok to go to school tomorrow then?

Ponders Sun 28-Aug-11 12:54:09

'There is no benefit of not going to school (or work) if you have this infection as you are only infectious before you develop the rash.'

if he seems droopy or otherwise not himself then maybe keep him home but he should be ok to go smile (don't you get August Bank Holiday in Scotland???)

Seona1973 Sun 28-Aug-11 12:56:59

it's only a bank holiday in England so we dont get the day off in Scotland.

Ponders Sun 28-Aug-11 12:58:22

I hope you get one some other time to make up?

Ponders Sun 28-Aug-11 13:01:46

just googled - I see you get the first Mon in August instead of the last. A much better time to have it grin

BeaWheesht Sun 28-Aug-11 16:02:14

He has a temp of 39 now sad

Ponders Sun 28-Aug-11 16:05:15

does he seem ill though or just really hot? is 39 hotter than he normally gets with a bug?

has he had calpol? if he seems really poorly & Calpol alone won't control it, you can give ibuprofen alternately as well, but having a high temp alone isn't a problem in itself

strictlovingmum Sun 28-Aug-11 16:15:48

Slapped cheek, viral infectionsad, plenty of fluids and rest, calpol for fever, get it checked out in any case.

BeaWheesht Sun 28-Aug-11 17:55:46

Took him too ooh doc. Don't think its slpped cheek apparently cos it started on torso.

He has red throat and pink ears sad

My 11m old has only just got over a tummy bug and now she's bound to catch this - excellent.

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