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What are these blisters? Help!

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4forksake Mon 23-Jan-17 21:10:05

DS (6) came home one day last week with spots on his hand (hadn't noticed them before & he hadn't pointed them out). They looked like the pic on the left (pic not very clear but they're on the side of his hand, just along from his thumb).

He'd been a bit grumpy for a few days prior & complaining of a sore tummy & throat so thought they might be hand foot & mouth & expected more spots to erupt. Well there's been no more spots & apart from a bit of a cold, he's been OK in himself.

The 2nd pic I took about 4 days after the original pic & the spots seem to be kind of drying out, but still there (he also knocked them on something so think that's contributed the redness). He says it's not itchy but a bit sore. But he said it's just since he knocked it.

Anyone have any ideas what they look like? Like I said, I initially thought H,F & M but with that being the only area, I'm not so sure. The only similar things coming up are Impetigo & Molluscum Contagiosum


Buttwing Mon 23-Jan-17 21:16:52

I would put money on hf and m. My ds came out in them but only on his feet never got them anywhere else gp confirmed hf and m.

LimitedSedition Mon 23-Jan-17 21:19:55

Hand foot and mouth for sure.

I get it (work with kids and crap immune system) and when I do it's always in the same place- bottom of fingers both hands.

Anatidae Mon 23-Jan-17 21:23:15

Hand foot and mouth. Clinpox for the skin, ice cream for the mouth ulcers. And pray you don't get it - it's absolutely hideous getting it as an adult. I was in so much pain and still have ulcers weeks on sad

4forksake Tue 24-Jan-17 10:03:47

Thanks for the replies. Weird that there's just a few on his hand but thankfully they're not in his mouth so hoping he won't get any there now.

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