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Blistered rash on torso

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MummySiobhan Sun 03-Dec-17 12:48:09

Hi, my 7 year old has got a horrible looking rash on her back, chest and underarm. It’s itchy and sore and looked all blistered. She seems fine in herself but she's struggling to manoeuvre properly and it's very uncomfortable for her.

I’ve been to the docs and they gave ya an appointment to see the nurse but she seemed unsure and said it was probably fungal. She gave us some cream to apply and a liquid antibiotic but I think it's getting worse. She's only had it a few days but I'm worried so I just wanted a second opinion. Has anyone seen or had a rash like this before? Thanks in advance x

MummySiobhan Sun 03-Dec-17 12:51:18

Argh! It won't let me post pictures of the rash! Is there any other way I can from my iPhone?

VivaLeBeaver Sun 03-Dec-17 12:59:15

Chicken pox?

VivaLeBeaver Sun 03-Dec-17 13:00:19

See the paperclip below the typing box? Isnt that for photo adding?

LesLavandes Sun 03-Dec-17 13:02:57


MummySiobhan Sun 03-Dec-17 13:12:46

This is driving me nuts! I can attach the pics but then when I click post it says "unable to send post, try again?"

Fretfulparent Sun 03-Dec-17 13:17:11


TitaniasCloset Sun 03-Dec-17 13:33:51

Could she have been bitten by a bug and is reacting? Is it itchy? Bed bug rash looks awful, tiny blustery red spots.

dementedpixie Sun 03-Dec-17 13:36:54

If it's one side of the body then it sounds like shingles

nowt Sun 03-Dec-17 13:39:18

Pityriasis? Did it start with one larger patch then spread with smaller ones?

MummySiobhan Sun 03-Dec-17 13:50:18

Trying the iPad to post pictures of the rash...

MummySiobhan Sun 03-Dec-17 13:50:39

Nope. Still didn't work. Lol

dementedpixie Sun 03-Dec-17 13:51:58

Are you using the app or mobile site?

MummySiobhan Sun 03-Dec-17 13:55:52

I thought it might be shingles. Online pics look very very similar and it does seem to all be on her left side. She's had chickenpox before which i know is related. The nurse even said it looks like chickenpox but clustered together. I get shingles but I never get the rash, just the sensitivity and soreness. So I've no idea what it looks like... And 'nowt' I don't think it started as a big one with little ones spreading around it 🤔... I considered maybe it was from swimming? She noticed it once she got out of the pool. But it might have already been there unnoticed...

MummySiobhan Sun 03-Dec-17 13:57:19

I'm using the app. The mobile site on safari and chrome doesn't give me a paper clip or other way of attaching anything. I've also tried the desktop site on both chrome and safari x

TitaniasCloset Sun 03-Dec-17 14:40:20

TitaniasCloset Sun 03-Dec-17 14:41:36

TitaniasCloset Sun 03-Dec-17 14:42:18

Sorry I'm not good at posting links. The first one is shingles rash the second a link to bed bug bites.

TitaniasCloset Sun 03-Dec-17 14:43:05

Neither are working. Ffs. hmm

LesLavandes Sun 03-Dec-17 14:43:24

My 13 year old had shingles. The do. Recognised immediately. I would take your son back tomorrow as with singles he needs antiviral medication immediately

LesLavandes Sun 03-Dec-17 14:44:15

Sorry. Predictive text!!! The doctor...

dementedpixie Sun 03-Dec-17 14:51:56

Probably won't give children anti virals. Ds had it age 3. Misdiagnosed as eczema at first

MummySiobhan Sun 03-Dec-17 14:57:46

TitaniasCloset, lol maybe there's something wrong with the app/site today 🙄. Thanks though. I'll google bed bug bites in a sec... LesLavandes, thanks. I think I will go back tomorrow. Typical it's over the weekend. Standard. Do you or DementedPixie have any pics of the shingles your kids had? Would really appreciate it for comparison ☺️

MummySiobhan Sun 03-Dec-17 15:10:54

So I've just googled bed bug bites/rashes and I don't think it's that, so that something ruled out at least. I then googled shingles picture and went on images, my daughters looks almost identical to the very first pic. 🤔 thinking I definitely need to take another trip to the docs.

VivaLeBeaver Sun 03-Dec-17 15:26:59

I’m no expert but dd has had shingles twice.

I thought and was told the shingles virus follows a nerve pathway. When dd has had it it’s all been in one wide band. So not sure if it’s back, chest and underarm if that would follow??

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