Chicken pox spots normally start on the torso don't they?
DS fell and badly grazed his knees last Friday, then went down with a vomiting virus on Friday night. He has been off colour since (prescribed Tamiflu as had bit of a temp too) and now suddenly has pinky red spots on legs around knees.
Are they like blisters/water filled? Ds2 had chicken pox 5 weeks ago and his started on the back of his neck.Dh had it 2 weeks ago and his started on his head. Ds1 has had it since Tuesday,and it started on his hand. I think I remember reading that the most common place for them to start is the back of the neck,but that's not always the case.Ds1's also didn't start as a blister-it just looked like a normal spot,but within 24 hours had turned into a blister.
My DCs chicken pox started in a graze and in a cut on the head. I assumed it was due to oportunistic infection IYSWIM. I thought that if they had not had those cuts/grazes the first pox wouldve landed somewhere more usual.
But I am making it all up and have no scientific basis for these beliefs
My DD is 13 months and actually she was pretty well when she had chicken pox, no temperature, still eating like a horse, couple of nights where she woke up after having previously been sleeping through, but generally you wouldn't have known she was ill if it wasn't for the gross spots! She didn't even scratch them that much.
Apparently it is often quite mild in under 3s. So even if it is chicken pox, it needn't ruin your holidays. The worse thing was keeping her away from other children while she had it and 5 days after the last spot had gone crusty (but I still took her out and about, didn't stay locked in the house).