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boil like spots in groin. Molluscum?

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lubblyjubblies Mon 10-Aug-09 13:43:25

DS 3 has had a spotty bum and groin for a few weeks. He started with a few spots which seem to be spreading. They are individual large spots and some are starting to look like molluscum. Some have been getting quite big. Today he has complained his willy hurts, I have looked and he has 2 huge red swollen ones at the bottom of his willy, and one with a yellow head in the crease of his groin.
I have booked a GP appointment for this evening as these big ones definately look infected, but just wondered if anyone has experienced similar? Can molluscum get this bad?

Seona1973 Mon 10-Aug-09 14:24:48

individual molluscums tends to look red and angry just before they go away. DS has a couple at that stage just now so hopefully they will clear up. Unfortunately he still has some smaller ones so it could be a while before he is free of them.

bodiddly Mon 10-Aug-09 14:35:59

chicken pox?

Seona1973 Mon 10-Aug-09 14:38:55

chicken pox wouldnt last a few weeks though. Have you googled images of molluscum to see if they look the same?

Chessiers Mon 10-Aug-09 14:40:02

Sounds like Impetigo (school sore) which is very contagious. Try and keep them covered in case they are. Easy to clear up with antibiotics, if it is Impetigo, but not much fun to have. It starts as tiny red spots that grow into pussy, infected looked blistery spots.

Chessiers Mon 10-Aug-09 14:41:40

Just to add it can take a few weeks to get from the tiny spots stage to the blistery, pussy stage which is what suggested Impetigo.

lubblyjubblies Mon 10-Aug-09 15:25:09

Hes had chicken pox so thats unlikely. Hadnt considered impetigo, off to google pics of that to compare. there are lots of small red pimply spots, with some of the bigger ones looking like clear blisters, and now those monster angry red/yellow delights.
The blister type are more solid than a watery blister though, which is why I considered molluscum.
Poor kid, wont get dressed so getting him to docs decent could be a challenge

Chessiers Mon 10-Aug-09 15:32:59

Impetigo isn't fun, when the spots get angry they hurt, but, unlike molluscum, it clears up very quickly once treated. It seems to like creased areas - groin, armpits etc - and faces.

Good luck, I hope you get it sorted.

lubblyjubblies Mon 10-Aug-09 19:34:25

Well, it is molluscum. A couple are infected so we have a/b cream for those, but doc has told us to be very careful applying it as they will spread even more sad.
He has so many though, DD's both had it but luckily only a few each. Doc said they are more likely to cause problems for him because of the and sweaty..and his night time nappies wont help either.
Oh well, hopefully the big sore ones are on there way out.

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