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DS skin (photo)

(13 Posts)
BabyHaribo Thu 22-Dec-16 19:15:07

Any ideas what this could be?

It's on his back and he says it's sore.

Looks like a graze but very round

LovingLola Thu 22-Dec-16 19:17:04

Has it been there for long?

Waterlemon Thu 22-Dec-16 19:18:26

It's hard to tell from a photo - but could be chicken pox! If it is more will appear in the next couple of hours, and your son will start to feel poorly, fever etc.

BabyHaribo Thu 22-Dec-16 19:21:28

I noticed it this morning.

He's had chicken pox and it's too big it's size if 5p

Janek Thu 22-Dec-16 19:24:02

It looks like he's scraped himself on his spine - is there a vertibrae directly under the mark?

hussherbye Thu 22-Dec-16 19:25:04

Could be impetigo- my DS had one started like that and very quickly was huge!!! Needs treating with anti-b s if it is

AmberEars Thu 22-Dec-16 19:25:42

I think he's just scraped the skin off hasn't he? My DS got this on his back after going go karting.

hussherbye Thu 22-Dec-16 19:25:58


BabyHaribo Thu 22-Dec-16 19:28:27

It probably is just a scrape and he is sooooo skinny his spine does stick out.

Was just perplexed but how round it is!

Will keep an eye

TeddyIsaHe Thu 22-Dec-16 19:31:10

Could be the Herald spot of Pityriasis rosea - if it starts spreading it might be that. Nothing to worry about, but it is itchy and sore.
Or guttate psoriasis if it has a scaly patch on it, again you might notice more of the same spots starting.

Paffle Thu 22-Dec-16 19:35:50

Another vote for impetigo here

SnowInLove Fri 23-Dec-16 14:40:50

I came to say pityriasis rosea herald patch too.

My dd's started like this. It gradually got bigger, but the centre became was like a ring.

A couple of weeks later, smaller patches appeared all over her trunk, front and back. It was slightly itchy but it's harmless and not contagious.

PJ67 Sat 24-Dec-16 01:36:07

My ds had 3 like that, all in a row down his spine. Looks like a scrape.

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