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DD 11 has chicken pox again, I think

(9 Posts)
Yvetteballs Thu 25-May-17 10:12:43

She has at least 60 spots that I had thought were bites. She last had Chicken Pox at 16 months, fairly badly. This time she is not ill at all, just spotty. She did have a very bad cold maybe 10 days ago. Pharmacist thinks on balance it's the pox.
What do you think? Could it be anything else?

HallowedMimic Thu 25-May-17 10:15:13

Chicken pox is pretty distinctive, and you can certainly catch it more than once, especially if you caught it for the first time when very young.

I'd say it's CP, unless it presents atypically.

Vroomster Thu 25-May-17 10:15:39

Well I can't see a picture so it's hard to know. However my eldest has had chicken pox twice, it does happen.

Yvetteballs Thu 25-May-17 10:19:45

I'll do some pics in a bit vroomster.

Yvetteballs Thu 25-May-17 10:53:29

She has at least 60 spots like these.

OnlyEatsToast Thu 25-May-17 10:57:09

Are they spread around over here body or mainly in one area? Could it be shingles rather than CP?

Yvetteballs Thu 25-May-17 11:03:57

They're all over her body but fewer on torso and back. I looked at some shingles rash pics. They looked different to these.

NotISaidTheWalrus Thu 25-May-17 11:06:04

Looks like CP. You can get it more than once, even more than twice (rarely)

Yvetteballs Thu 25-May-17 11:47:42

Wonder why she isn't ill?

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