Is it when the bdy rash arrives? We stil ldont know if that's what the DDs have had, but it is looking likely. DD1 seems totally better, no bright cheeks and has had an arm and leg rash for a few days, not giving her any bother. Dd2 has a mild rash on her arms and legs which arrived last night. are they safe to send to school? They are not unwell in themselves - that bit happened in the holidays, we thought they both had colds as there was lots of snot and coughing.
My DSS aged 4 got it and I was worried for my newborn, so put call into HV who confirmed that if he had rash he was already past infectious stage. Separately, DSS's mum took him to GP same day and said he was fine to go to school next day. Same as your DC's, he was unwell the week before.
Thanks. I feel bad that we didn't realise that is what it was, we thought they had both caught it a couple of months ago. Thankfully, they'll have been at their most infectious when we stayed at home in the holidays as they were feeling rough.
Glad this was here - I'm pretty sure dd2 has it. She was under the weather today at school but came home on the bus fine as usual. She's definitely warm and looks like this ! I couldn't get hold of her violin teacher before she got here, but she reckons she had it as a child.
Not sure about school - I know 2 teachers are pg but not hers, and if she has the face rash then the most infectious bit is past anyway I think.
I'd usually run it by dh (who is a GP) before bothering with appointments at our own doctor as its hard for me to travel due to disability. But he's in the middle of his own clinic just now and I have to cancel something for tomorrow if she'll be off, by 5.30 this evening to let my own students know ill not be in work. Aaargh!