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dd can't have chickenpox can she?

(11 Posts)
mumnosbest Mon 19-Nov-12 10:50:01

Last week dd had a sickness bug and tummy ache. She's been ok all weekend, no cold/flu/ache symptoms then last night i noticed a few raised red spots on her back and 2 on her tummy. They don't have blisters on yet. We've got a docs appointment later to confirm or not. The thing is she has her long awaited (2yearly) dance show tomorrow and will be heartbroken to miss it sad

<clutching at straws> following a leak our kitchen is covered in mould. Could it be a reaction to this or a virus or anything else thats not contagious? sad

MagiMingeWassailsAgain Mon 19-Nov-12 10:52:13

A little dotty pink rash, especially on the tummy/chest can be quite common after a viral infection like a tummy bug. If she is otherwise totally well I would just keep an eye on for the next couple of days. Hopefully the GP can confirm either way as you already have an appt.

Onetwothreeoops Mon 19-Nov-12 10:55:09

I'm pretty sure (working from a rusty memory) the chicken pox usually presents as a cold first so the first symptoms would be runny nose/feeling unwell.

mumnosbest Mon 19-Nov-12 11:07:38

This sounds positive as we have no cold or runny nose and no excessive scratching. They are definate spots though more than a rash.

mumnosbest Mon 19-Nov-12 11:25:43

I've added some photos i think

Dillydollydaydream Mon 19-Nov-12 11:30:06

It does look suspiciously chicken pox like, viral rash is usually flat - well it has been in my ds case. Don't suppose you have cats or dogs due for a flea treatment?
Hope it's not chicken pox.

BeaWheesht Mon 19-Nov-12 11:33:16

Please make sure you call the GP and tell them possible chickenpox so they can put you in a separate room.

Tbh it sounds like chickenpox when my ds had it, sorry.

MagiMingeWassailsAgain Mon 19-Nov-12 11:34:08

It doesn't look like typical viral rash TBH, I agree.

PhilMckrakin Mon 19-Nov-12 11:36:56

Once the spots start they come out really quickly so look again in an hour or 2 and if she has more, or the original ones have blistered then it's chicken pox.

2 of my dc's had it last year and neither of them had any symptoms before hand. They only felt unwell when the spots arrived. Sorry

mumnosbest Mon 19-Nov-12 12:32:13

Ooh yes could be fleas. I did the cat last week

mumnosbest Tue 20-Nov-12 11:39:19

Nurse said she doesnt think its chickenpox or bites but doesnt know what it is hmm

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