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Why is dd covered in spots?

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Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Sun 16-Mar-14 18:09:18

She's had chicken pox, and so has her sister.

She's perfectly well in herself.

However, for about the last four weeks, she's had itchy spots all over her. I'd say there might be about twenty or thirty spots but they are all over, from her feet, some on her legs, her chest and back and up to her arms. They are quite spread out. They are not blisters, they don't ooze anything, they are just itchy. They look to me like bites but dh and the doctor say no. No one else has them.

The doctor was a bit stumped but thought it might be a kind of eczema and has given us some moisturising cream and hydrocortisone to put on the spots. I've been googling childhood eczema though and it looks nothing like it. She hasn't got red rough weepy patches and nothing in any creases. And she's five which seems a bit late for eczema.

I am at a bit of a loss. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Obviously she's been at school all this time. I just hope no one else suddenly develops spots.

NigellasDealer Mon 17-Mar-14 22:53:19

see that spot on the left? from here it looks like a little 'line' is that the case?
do the spots go in rows anywhere? like 1....2.......3?

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Mon 17-Mar-14 23:22:09

Not really, no, they're quite random.

NigellasDealer Mon 17-Mar-14 23:25:31

the bottom left spot looks like a scabies burrow tbh, (i had scabies two years ago so became an 'expert').
Are they more itchy at night?

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Tue 18-Mar-14 20:45:25

Don't think so. I think that cluster on the left is just two spots together, and it's clearing up now.

The moisturiser and the steroid cream don't appear to have had much effect yet.

RoganJosh Tue 18-Mar-14 20:48:50

Are they shimmery on the surface at all? If so then I'd second the suggestion of pityriasis rosea.

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Tue 18-Mar-14 21:57:40

Not really, they just look like spots that she's scratched and made bleed. There's no other discolouration, or rash, or anything.

It's all a bit of an anti-climax, I know, she's absolutely fine! It's just wierd.

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