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Shit, DD has a rash, glass test done ...

(50 Posts)
Disenchanted3 Wed 01-Jul-09 21:48:22

They don't seem to dissapear under the pressue, they fade but still visable

what do i do?

no car mum just left for home

Disenchanted3 Wed 01-Jul-09 21:49:00

thought it was heat rash

could be??

on tummy and thighs

shes fine in herself

FabBakerGirlIsBack Wed 01-Jul-09 21:49:36

photo?

temp?

mum come back?

BCNS Wed 01-Jul-09 21:49:59

have you gone through the check list?

nigglewiggle Wed 01-Jul-09 21:50:35

Sounds more like heat rash if there are no other symptoms. Ring NHS Direct.

wrinklytum Wed 01-Jul-09 21:50:37

Ring nhs direct for advice.

sunburntats Wed 01-Jul-09 21:50:43

temp, is she unwell, are her fingers and toes warm and pink?

Disenchanted3 Wed 01-Jul-09 21:51:24

no what check list

?

erm no temp

warm but sticky warm with weather iykwim, no temp

ill do a photo ... 2 secs...

BCNS Wed 01-Jul-09 21:52:08

check list

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Wed 01-Jul-09 21:52:38

Are they like bruises or little red spots?

BoysAreLikeDogs Wed 01-Jul-09 21:53:09

check list here

whomovedmychocolate Wed 01-Jul-09 21:54:57

If the rash is blanchable (ie it fades) it probably is heat rash.

<no bugger bloody replies to my rash questions envy>

Hope she's okay

BCNS Wed 01-Jul-09 21:55:11

Bald.. you list is clearer than mine..

IkeaHighchair Wed 01-Jul-09 21:57:31

There are other causes of a non blanching rash. But you DO need to rule out meningitis.

It doesn't sound like meningitis as the rash is normallty a late symptom so they are usually unwell by then.

I think that the first thing NHS direct will say is 999 or A&E.

If you cannot get yourself to a walk-in centre/A&E I think you might be calling an ambulance - for peace of mind if nothing else.

I do think it is an over-reaction, but I think it is probably the best course of action if you have no way to get to Walk-in/A&E.

madwomanintheattic Wed 01-Jul-09 21:58:47

taxi?

FabBakerGirlIsBack Wed 01-Jul-09 21:59:30

You don't need to have all the symptoms for it to be meningtis.

Phone nhs direct or your local a & e.

I hope she is okay.

Disenchanted3 Wed 01-Jul-09 22:01:35

DH is down, did glass again, still not completely going

no other sympoms at all

does heat rash dissapear completely under glass or fade a bit?

FabBakerGirlIsBack Wed 01-Jul-09 22:03:16

it should go white under the glass

aristocat Wed 01-Jul-09 22:03:51

phone nhs direct.
better to be sure - hope DD ok.

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Wed 01-Jul-09 22:05:00

IIRC, meningitis rashes are more like a bruise, either purple or red. The child is always very ill, call NHS direct, they are better at this then MN. Hope all is OK smile

JudyBlume1019 Wed 01-Jul-09 22:05:25

don't do glass test, I don't get it, but press and pull the skin and it should blanch the rash, by blanching, yes, disappear altogether, although only momentarily

Disenchanted3 Wed 01-Jul-09 22:05:27

arghgot other gass, bigger one and is fading under it, completly going i mean,

i feel sick

am still going to pop gps tomorrow but rash is def goingf away under a 'tumbler' glass instead of crappy wine glass.

feedthegoat Wed 01-Jul-09 22:06:27

My ds had a rash that didn't fade but no other symptoms and dashed to emergency drs who reckoned kids can sometimes get a rash like this on legs and tummy if have been particularly active and running around. I rang NHS direct at the time and they said any rash like that must be checked by Dr though.

Disenchanted3 Wed 01-Jul-09 22:06:31

on't think i was pushing the glass enough blush

FabBakerGirlIsBack Wed 01-Jul-09 22:06:48

Judy - the glass test is standard and always recommended.

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