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rash on 8mo ds2 - german measles?

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ohdearwhatamess Sun 19-Oct-08 15:21:04

Ds2 has developed a rash today. He had nothing this morning, but by lunchtime his front and back were covered in red spots (not really raised). His face is a bit flushed, but isn't spotty. Has been of his food for a few days, and has a bit of a cough. Also grizzly for a few days.

Passes the 'glass' test.

Have put a couple of pics on my profile, but they don't really show the rash properly (looks redder and more extensive in real life).

ohdearwhatamess Sun 19-Oct-08 19:17:12


lots of horrible nappies too

Indith Sun 19-Oct-08 19:22:28

Always worth getting a rash checked out I think but I wouldn't worry too much as it is common for little ones to get a rash with a virus. Still, even if it is just a virus it may well be pretty uncomfortable so it is worth seeing your GP tomorrow as he may prescribe piriton or something to ease the itching.

ohdearwhatamess Mon 20-Oct-08 10:32:01

Not german measles after all.

Turns out it is an allergic reaction to penicillin (had been taking amoxcyllin for chest infection).

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