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Spots in toddler from a cold? (Pic)

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SpottyBoy Sun 09-Apr-17 20:15:23

Hi have nc due to posting pic. Sorry is best pic I could get of DS (2.5). He has constant runny nose (always coldy). I picked him up from nursery on Thursday and he had all these spots under his nose, some with little whiteheads. They looked worse next day so I kept him at home. They've now spread a bit to his cheeks and up to forehead. There are absolutely none anywhere else on his body. He has already had chickenpox, albeit mildly.
I can see how constant snot would aggravate skin, but can't see a reason for the spots spreading. Kids can sometimes get acne can't they. Any ideas? Thank you!

MrsLettuce Sun 09-Apr-17 20:22:46

My DS has a tendency to get eczema type spottiness when he's been very snotty for a while but that doesn't quite look like this.

It does look quite a lot like the beginnings of impetigo to me though, TBH. Can't be sure of course. Maybe best to check with a pharmacist / the GP.

EccentricPickle Sun 09-Apr-17 20:23:35

I was going to say impetigo too,

EccentricPickle Sun 09-Apr-17 20:24:07

Grr, I meant to put a full stop not comma.

SpottyBoy Sun 09-Apr-17 20:34:47

Ahhhh. Both good suggestions. He did use to get patches of eczema as a baby - haven't seen anything for a while - and have now googled impetigo. Hard to say. Location-wise, yes. But doesn't (yet) have the burst-blister appearance... trip to GP tomorrow. Thank you!

AssassinatedBeauty Sun 09-Apr-17 20:35:49

Maybe hand, foot and mouth?

MrsLettuce Sun 09-Apr-17 20:44:43

Hand, foot and mouth, yes. I'm sure my DC had trouble eating (blisters in the mouth) before they had spots elsewhere but I'm not certain and also don;t know if that's a typical presentation of HFM.

Impetigo absolutely did start with spot-like spots. Is often not recognized until the blistery stage but if you get the treatment in early it clears before it gets that bad.

SpottyBoy Sun 09-Apr-17 21:01:55

Thank you so much for further replies. Camping outside GP first thing tomorrow to get an appointment. Really glad I asked on here - I had dismissed impetigo as it hasn't blistered but good to know it may well be that, just not developed, and good to catch early.

MrsLettuce Sun 09-Apr-17 21:39:25

Good luck. Hope it clears up swiftish, whatever it turns out to be.

SpottyBoy Mon 10-Apr-17 12:03:56

Update: we now have a course of antibiotics for.... impetigo!! Apparently too far progressed to treat just with cream (argh! My parenting instincts are always so far off, I never catch any of these things before it's too far along). Oh well, thank you all v v much for your help!

MrsLettuce Mon 10-Apr-17 12:24:43

Don't feel bad, it's nothing to do with instinct! It's simply a case of having seen it before or not, a lot of people don't think to see the GP until it's a nasty thick crust the first time it hits. If he ever gets it again you'll recognise is straight away, I'm sure of that.

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