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spot around mouth and on hands

(13 Posts)
Sonya007 Sun 18-Sep-11 10:42:22

our son is just over 3y old and has had a rash of tiny red spots around his mouth, which we thought was just a some eczema.

then he went back to nursery nand picked up a soar throat. he had a high temperature for a while and seemed better after a couple of days. now the rash has developed into some nasty looking spots around his mouth and on his hands, he also seems a little hot. prehaps people could look at the photos in my profile and comment?

WowOoo Sun 18-Sep-11 10:45:43

Can't see your profile.
Could it be hand, foot and mouth? Could you goggle photos and compare?

purpleknittingmum Sun 18-Sep-11 10:46:54

Possibly impetigo? My daughter has had this twice

Sonya007 Sun 18-Sep-11 11:03:24

ive only just uploaded the photos.

Sonya007 Sun 18-Sep-11 11:32:55

his hands seem itchy.

going Sun 18-Sep-11 11:36:34

Might be hand foot and mouth. You need to make your profile public for us to see the pictures.

Sonya007 Sun 18-Sep-11 12:00:33


purpleknittingmum Sun 18-Sep-11 12:09:59

I am trying to remember if my daughter had hand, foot and mouth disease once as well as impetigo, or if it was when they were working out what it was that was wrong with her. I do remember with impetigo, there were kind of like scabs on her knee that just never dried up, like soggy scabs. Second time she had it was round her mouth a bit

purpleknittingmum Sun 18-Sep-11 12:10:34

do you have a walk in clinic near you that could check him out?

Sonya007 Sun 18-Sep-11 12:44:53

yeah right. this is Lincolnshire, we dont have Doctors on call anymore. if you phone they tell you to goto Hospital to see an out of hours Doctor.

Sonya007 Sun 18-Sep-11 21:53:42

now his feet seem to be getting itchy. hopefully ill be able to see his Doctor tomorrow.

Sonya007 Tue 20-Sep-11 00:55:09

the Doctor recons its impetigo. bummer. well hes on antibiotics now, so hopefully his spots will go over the next few days.

purpleknittingmum Tue 20-Sep-11 06:21:40

Glad he is sorted. They do tend to clear up fairly quickly

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