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Chicken pox advice, is this infected?

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Confusedaboutstatements Thu 27-Mar-14 23:22:47

DS developed chicken pox on Tuesday and 2 of the spots have got a redness around them. Does this look like it's infected or just inflamed? He's got a bit of a temperature but that's likely with the virus anyway.

McPheezingMyButtOff Thu 27-Mar-14 23:30:38

I'm not sure, but can you ring out of hours?

Chicken pox can be quite nasty.

What's his temp and is he lucid?

Confusedaboutstatements Thu 27-Mar-14 23:37:17

He's asleep. I can't find my thermometer blush but he feels very warm.

Ill phone the out of hours, just thought id ask on here first as if a gp visit isn't necessary I'd rather I didn't have to wake him. It took him ages to fall asleep with the itching.

He has seemed fine in himself throughout the day, just a little warm and irritable.

McPheezingMyButtOff Thu 27-Mar-14 23:38:49

I always think it best to get these things checked out.

It would be a shame to wake him, but I'd rather do that to get the right result.

He may need antibiotics if it is infected.

Confusedaboutstatements Fri 28-Mar-14 00:03:15

Yes you're right. I'm waiting for a callback from s

Confusedaboutstatements Fri 28-Mar-14 00:03:57

I'm waiting for a callback from someone at the out of hours now. Thank you for your reply.

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