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I think its pox - feeling guily.

(5 Posts)
Manchesterhistorygirl Thu 02-May-13 20:16:01

I'm fairly sure that ds2 has the pox, so far only one fluid filled blister spot, just how ds1 came out with it years ago, he's cranky and looks a bit blotchy. Again just how ds1 started out.

I'm feeling guilty because I've spent the day at gym tots and then at the park and school pick up. I only noticed the spot at bath time and he's been in a tshirt all day so I'm sure its only just arrived.

Bad mummy. Bad.

Loveleopardprint Thu 02-May-13 20:23:05

Don't feel guilty!! You couldn't predict he was coming down with the pox! Not unless you have a crystal ball wink

PoppyWearer Thu 02-May-13 20:26:08

How could you have known?

My DS had it recently and it came out of the blue. Ditto when my DC1 had it a few years back.

Don't feel guilty!

DeWe Fri 03-May-13 09:51:48

It can come out very quickly.
When ds had it, I dressed him for ballet, and noticed he had one tiny red mark that looked like he'd scratched himself himself, at the side of his neck. I knew there was chickenpox around, so I thoroughly examined him, and there were no other signs at all, so I concluded he'd scratched himself.
He came out half an hour later, and I took his leotard off and he was absolutely covered in big blisters all over his body.
I felt very guilty.

Manchesterhistorygirl Sun 05-May-13 17:43:57

Turns out not pox! Gp (one of the playground parents is a GP so she checked him) agrees it lookalike pox, but because he's got no more spots its more likely molluscum.

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