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Possible chicken pox, but not itching?

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TottWriter Tue 18-Mar-14 06:42:16

DD has had a few spots on her inner thighs over the weekend, which started as just red spots and then turned into blisters yesterday (with the addition of a few more).

However, she says they don't itch, so I had assumed they were hives or a heat rash or something, as they're all very close to or on her bits and pieces, not far from the underwear line.

Last night I realised they had blisters, and one of them seemed to have popped, although they all look smaller than the chicken pox spots I can remember from DS and my childhood. I'll be keeping her off today as a precaution, so it's not a case of "should I send her in to pre-school", but does this sound like chicken pox or could it be something else?

I checked her this morning and there don't seem to be any new ones. The ones which have popped don't seem to have that tell-tale crust on them, but I don't know if that's just because they're so small.

dozily Tue 18-Mar-14 06:46:48

It sounds a bit quick to be bursting already to me... However Dd1's chickenpox didn't itch so that bit is possible.

dozily Tue 18-Mar-14 06:47:40

How old is she?

TottWriter Tue 18-Mar-14 07:06:20

She's three and a half. I should clarify, she had the spots over the weekend, but it was yesterday that they started to look very distinct. Until then I had put them down to heat rash, or another non-related issue.

They had been with my XH until Friday, and she'd had hives from something and been given anti-histamines, so I just assumed it was related.

They haven't all popped, but it's possible that some ruptured due to friction. They're all on her inner thighs, labia, and there's one at the very base of her spine, which means they rub pretty easily. Her pre-school also had a sign up saying they've had a confirmed case of chicken pox.

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