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Strange Rash ( pics too )

(9 Posts)
Charmed221080 Wed 31-May-17 21:27:26

My 7year old had a slight redness on the back of his neck this morning that I just put down to him having an itch.
However, within an hour the same rash appeared on his arms just above his elbows & just under his knees at the back. I rang my GP and was told by the receptionist that a spreading rash doesn't qualify for an emergency appointment. I went to see the pharmacist who prescribed Piriton & said it should help. The rash kept getting worse. Eventually I got a Gp appointment & I explained the problem, he saw the rash which had spreAd even more & he gave me a stronger antihistamine & Zerobase cream.

They have dulled the itch but not for long & the rash is still spreading. My son is asleep now but I can see that it has grown since my last pics.

I haven't changed soap powder, soap etc nor has he eaten anything different or come in contact with anything different.

Any help would be gratefully received


GinSwigmore Wed 31-May-17 21:42:41

hives maybe....has he had a fancy vitamin water drink today as these can have ragweed as an ingredient which can cause an allergic reaction.

Charmed221080 Wed 31-May-17 21:46:21

I didn't think hives kept spreading. No no new water etc nothing at all has changed x

FireBright Wed 31-May-17 21:50:36

My son had a very similar rash to this when he had Scarlett Fever. Hope he's feeling better soon.

Charmed221080 Wed 31-May-17 22:01:32

Thanks Firebright. Hoping he stays asleep for now & it dies down overnight

MrsMulder Wed 31-May-17 22:06:20

Prickly heat?

BatSegundo Wed 31-May-17 22:19:52

Could be slapped cheek? Initial symptoms may be very mild, so you may not have noticed. There is then a follow up 'lacy' rash which looks a lot like this. Usually more prominent on the arms/legs than the body though. There's certainly a lot of it about at the moment.

ginflumpsandzebraprint Wed 31-May-17 22:24:01

I became allergic to peanuts after not having them for 2 years back to back pregnancies and the first I knew was a rash like that. It was hives and everywhere literally everywhere I touched on my body the hives appeared for about 2 days piriton helped the itching though

FireBright Mon 05-Jun-17 08:28:28

How's your son doing @Charmed221080 ?

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