ds has a spotty rash in a broken band running from centre of chest to middle of back. Mixture if rash spots and the odd angry looking blotch. He has complained on and off for last few days of back pain and has scratched it. Otherwise is fine.
Do 11 yr olds get shingles ? If he had been swinging on ropes or used a harness to climb I'd have put it down to a contact allergic reaction or friction burn. He has been out inthe garden in trees and bushes so could have reacted to sap or been stung. Have put aloe vera gel on but not made much odds so far.
with shingles, you could have a chance of passing on chicken pox but that is with direct contact with the fluid in the blisters. If you kept them covered up it should be ok. Check with the receptionist first though.
ds been back to gp today with a cough that has persisted for 10 days and a rash - now being referred back to hospital as she thinks they should have taken blood tests and she wants to know if it is still in his system Anyone had experience of similar ?