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Would you please have a look at this picture of DDs rash and tell me what this could be?

(19 Posts)
BendyBusBuggy Sat 04-Jul-15 20:49:11

DD (7) came home from school this week saying she'd been bitten by a nat and complained that it itched and hurt. I put first aid spray on and said to stop scratching.
This is what it looked like yesterday. It's bigger today, I have no idea what could make it look like that?

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 04-Jul-15 20:50:18

Ringworm? Does it itch?

BendyBusBuggy Sat 04-Jul-15 20:54:35

No not any more, ItsAll

thingamajig Sat 04-Jul-15 20:56:02

Its a scratched, angry insect bite. Keep putting cream on (germolene, sudocreme, savlon, whatever) and keep an eye on it. DD has lots and scratches in her sleep.

thingamajig Sat 04-Jul-15 20:57:11

Doesn't look scaly enough for ringworm

jimijack Sat 04-Jul-15 20:58:25

Looks like a bite.
Give her some antihistamines, put a cold compress on it, keep an eye foot the next 12-24 hour's if no better, gp or local walk in centre.

ChippyMinton Sat 04-Jul-15 20:58:37

Give antihistamine (piriton).

BendyBusBuggy Sat 04-Jul-15 20:58:51

Thanks, good idea thingamajig

jimijack Sat 04-Jul-15 20:59:48

Is she well in herself?

PlentyOfPubeGardens Sat 04-Jul-15 20:59:58


BendyBusBuggy Sat 04-Jul-15 21:00:40

Thank you, antihistamines are a good idea too!

<wanders off to find germoline and piriton>

MrsKCastle Sat 04-Jul-15 21:01:03

Could it have been a tick bite? Google images of bullseye rash and see if it's similar. If so, she would need GP for antibiotics. In fact, I would probably go to OOH tomorrow anyway, as it's got bigger.

NomNomDePlum Sat 04-Jul-15 21:05:40

do you live somewhere there could be ticks? because the ring around it could be the 'bullseye' they say you get after a tick bite. (I don't know, i've never been bitten by a tick)

BendyBusBuggy Sat 04-Jul-15 21:06:55

Sorry, slow Typer... She's been complaining of feeling sick and tired over the last couple of days. I put it down to the heat.

BendyBusBuggy Sat 04-Jul-15 21:08:52

No idea if there are ticks here , we're in east London. DH hasn't heard of there being ticks, and he grew up here

BendyBusBuggy Sat 04-Jul-15 21:11:33

Just looked on NHS online, London doesn't seem to be an area for ticks with Lyme disease.

BitOfABoost Sat 04-Jul-15 21:15:17

Draw a ring around the red area with a biro. Check in the morning to see if bigger/smaller/the same. That means if you do feel the need to see ooh they can see the changes very easily. The other thing to think of is if there is a Sunday pharmacist anywhere near you - ask them to look.

BendyBusBuggy Sat 04-Jul-15 21:21:44

Thanks for all the responses! If it's bigger tomorrow I'll take her to the OOH

kelda Sat 04-Jul-15 21:24:28

Looks nasty. Could be due to a tick, definitely get her to a doctor and make sure you say all of her symptoms. I wouldn't be surprised if she needs antibiotics and the sooner the better.

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