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Spots.... MMR reaction, pox, or...?

(6 Posts)
spydie Sat 25-Mar-17 07:57:22

DD had her MMR last Wednesday. This Thursday evening she had a reddish rash with some small red spots on her legs and bum, which we thought might be linked to the jab. She was slightly crabby the last couple of days, gut feeling was she seemed a little under the weather.

She went to CM yesterday (we told her about the spots) and when I picked her up last night she pointed out a blistery spot on the heel of her hand which looked a bit chicken-poxy. She has about 10 spots in total, two on the heel of her hand and the rest on her legs with one on top of her toe. Biggest one is maybe 3mm wide, and an assortment of blistery and just red bumps. No new ones have appeared over night, and absolutely nothing on her trunk, arms and face/head. She's got a mild temperature.

Does this sound like it could be CP? Or has anyone had spots following the MMR? It doesn't even really look like hand, foot and mouth either.... we are cancelling our plans this weekend just in case, plus she's not 100% right in herself anyway.

3boys3dogshelp Sat 25-Mar-17 08:01:35

I think cp spots are much more common on the trunk and head, especially at first. They are bigger than 3mm too. It sounds like hand foot and mouth to me - When my kids have had H,F&M it looked just like small CP spots all up their arms and legs and onto their bottoms. Fortunately mine never had many on their faces or in their mouths.
Was the MMR jab 1 day or 8 days before the rash appeared? I think it's pretty unlikely to be related if it was 8 days before a rash showed.

spydie Sat 25-Mar-17 08:25:46

It was 8 days before, however we were told 7 - 10 days is when a measles rash would appear (which it looks nothing like) and 2 - 3 weeks later a possible rubella rash.

Maybe it is HF&M then....!

redspottydress Sat 25-Mar-17 08:31:38

HF and mouth - it's doing the rounds! Have a look in her mouth.

spydie Sat 25-Mar-17 08:35:15

Well can't see anything in her mouth but we do finally have a front tooth, at last!!

Swatsup Sat 25-Mar-17 08:40:08

They can get a spotty rash called Erythema multiforma caused by vaccinations.

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