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What does DD have?

(41 Posts)
ReginaPhalange87 Wed 26-Oct-16 11:52:03

Just back from the doctors with DD2. She started getting what we thought were chicken pox on Sunday but the rash, although blistery on her bottom, has never got blistery anywhere else but she's covered in spots! After a good scour through google images I decided it may be impetigo which is what I told the nurse. The nurse said she'd never seen anything like it so brought in a GP who was also stumped, brought in another GP who is well known in our practice to be a bit of a know it all and not a great doctor and he was stumped but suggested possible thrush and DD2 was prescribed clotromizole. I really doubt it's thrush. It's on her face, hands, feet and legs as well as her bottom. Anybody here know anything about skin and be willing to look at pics to see what they think? DD2 is slightly more moany than usual but not off food, drink etc and generally fine in herself. Such a mystery and it's bugging me!

elvisola Wed 26-Oct-16 11:57:22

Hand foot and mouth? My daughter was covered in spots but they only blistered on her bottom and tops of legs.

Are there any ulcers in mouth? Lots of gps tend to miss it in my experience.

ReginaPhalange87 Wed 26-Oct-16 12:03:51

That was another contender for me elvisola but she's got nothing in her mouth and isn't unwell. The first GP said no to that suggestion too for that reason. I'm worried it could be something that will get too out of control before we get a chance to get on top of it. I can't believe between a nurse and 2 GP's they couldn't come up with more than the thrush diagnosis. I know they can't know everything but really!

onestepforwardtenstepsback Thu 27-Oct-16 07:52:14

If you post pictures you might get more help.
It's really hard to describe rashes.
Has she been unwell in other ways?

ReginaPhalange87 Thu 27-Oct-16 08:45:37

I'll post some pics. She's been a bit more moany than usual but I think she might be teething. She's constantly chewing her fingers. So don't think she's unwell with it.

PotOfYoghurt Thu 27-Oct-16 08:47:04

How old is she?

AppleMagic Thu 27-Oct-16 08:49:58

Maybe a staph/strep infection?

ReginaPhalange87 Thu 27-Oct-16 08:50:53

Here's some pics

ReginaPhalange87 Thu 27-Oct-16 08:51:48

And another

idontlikealdi Thu 27-Oct-16 08:57:05

That totally looks like HFM to me.

ReginaPhalange87 Thu 27-Oct-16 08:57:49

She's 1. I'm actually worried every time I put her down for a sleep at the moment just in case it's more serious than we think. That's not like me at all. I'm usually quite a laid back mummy.

ReginaPhalange87 Thu 27-Oct-16 08:58:13


NoahVale Thu 27-Oct-16 08:59:47

hand foot and mouth? i think hfm is

Justputyourshoesonnow Thu 27-Oct-16 09:00:43

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ReginaPhalange87 Thu 27-Oct-16 09:01:16

Ah hand foot and mouth! No mouth ulcers though and she's not unwell? Go ruled that out because of that. She's got a sore mouth but deco teeth I've just felt them!

CwtchMeQuick Thu 27-Oct-16 09:01:44

I agree it looks like hand foot and mouth. Some children aren't unwell with it and DS never got any spots in his mouth when he had it.

Tryittwice Thu 27-Oct-16 09:02:00

Hand foot and mouth. My dd's started with spots on the bottom.

ReginaPhalange87 Thu 27-Oct-16 09:03:22

Should say GP ruled that out. Although they don't seem to be able to give me any possibilities!

ReginaPhalange87 Thu 27-Oct-16 09:06:12

I think you're all right. At least if that's what it is she's not missing out on any treatment that she should be getting.

onestepforwardtenstepsback Thu 27-Oct-16 09:16:25

I would say hfm as well.
Gps do get it wrong sometimes. And there isn't always spots in the mouth sometimes just around which I see you Dd has.
My Ds was same gp kept saying it wasn't. Then Ds got really poorly usual for him with anything he gets. And got admitted to hospital were hfm was diagnosed.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 27-Oct-16 09:21:48

Looks just like HFM!

ReginaPhalange87 Thu 27-Oct-16 09:36:09

These GP's couldn't even fathom a guess at what it was apart from thrush which is laughable so I'm very sure they most definitely have got it wrong! Sorry that happened to your DS one step. Should she be getting treatment for it then? NHS website says there's nothing.

IwillrunIwillfly Thu 27-Oct-16 09:39:41

Adding the the hand food and mouth chorus! It can be caused by different strains of virus which is why some kids get unwell and others don't. And not everyone gets spots on the mouth. Theres isn't a treatment as it just gets better itself. The only things to watch out for would be dehydration if she was too sore to drink but that doesn't sound like the case for your wee one. Hope she's better soon!

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Thu 27-Oct-16 09:49:22

Looks like Hand, Foot and Mouth to me too, I know that you can have HFM without appearing particularly unwell and without having the blisters in all three areas.

ReginaPhalange87 Thu 27-Oct-16 09:55:46

Honestly, don't know what I'd do without mumsnet. Feel so much better now.

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