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If it's not slapped cheek, what else could it be?

(4 Posts)
ohmygoshandgolly Sun 27-Jan-13 12:45:42

DS (aged 3.5) has had a red cheek since last Saturday. It got worse as the week went on and had spread to both cheeks by Thursday. No temperature and was otherwise normal. (Eating, sleeping, energy levels etc were fine).

I took him to the pharmacist on Thursday afternoon and she said that it looked like slapped cheek and have me some nhs info. She recommended giving calpol and nurofen and piriton if he was itchy. I spoke to the gp on the phone and he said that we should be in isolation for a week and that it was such a common virus that often no treatment was necessary.

He has got progressively worse since then. The redness is still on both cheeks, his chin and upper lip. His face looks swollen and sore. I gave three doses of piriton yesterday and regular calpol and nurofen as he was complaining of a headache and achy legs. No improvement today.

Does this still sound like slapped cheek or is there anything else it could be? I am planning to take him to the gp tomorrow but do I need to go to OOH today?


ohmygoshandgolly Sun 27-Jan-13 13:32:30


LIZS Sun 27-Jan-13 13:33:45

Scarlet fever ? Is his tongue swollen/red, throat sore ?

ohmygoshandgolly Sun 27-Jan-13 13:43:59

Tongue doesn't seem swollen but he is really dribbly so I suspect he has a sore throat.

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