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2 dc woken with itchy rash on torsos?

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awkwardsis Thu 18-Apr-13 06:45:59

I'm stumped as to what it could be, the baby and me are fine. 4yo ds and 8yo dd have both woken up with a raised itchy rash all over their tummy nod back. Ds slept with me last night as he had his men c jab yesterday and was feeling a but sorry for himself and I noticed him scratching his scalp in the night. I did a thorough nit check and found nothing, he does get very very dry skin and scalp because if his eczema and so I put it down to that. The only thing new we've used is a body butter bar from lush in the bath, that was 2 days ago though and had no nasties in it. I don't really know of I should give them some piriton for the itch, keep them off school or what? Both seem fine in themselves

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 18-Apr-13 08:19:51

Chicken pox? My rash didn't blister straight away.

awkwardsis Thu 18-Apr-13 15:53:43

Still not sure tbh. Both were fine at school, I gave a dose of piriton before they left but the rash is still there, red raised spots, small but lots of them.

gerbilsarefun Fri 19-Apr-13 11:13:23

My dd had a rash when she was younger. She also had tonsillitis and the doctor said the rash was due to the virus. We had used an Avon chocolate bubble bath but I didn't connect the two. It was only when I used it and it did the same that I stopped using it (I haven't got sensitive skin, can use anything else). Although like Fluffycloud said, when my dd2 got chicken pox, she started with a rash, unlike dd1 who immediately got blisters.

awkwardsis Fri 19-Apr-13 11:23:47

I've been desperately googling for every kind of rash I can think of. It's still there for both of them, still itchy. There's no kind of head on the spots though, possibly one or two out of the lot but very tiny. I've been wondering if they're bites but I don't think so, there's no obvious puncture mark if that makes sense, just raised bumpy spots. Dd had chicken pox very very mildly about 5 years ago when there was a break out at her nursery- so mildly that if it wasn't for the fact every child went down with it, I'd not have noticed the spots- she only had about 5, was poorly for a few days before they appeared, btu then was fine. So I suppose, from what I gather, there's no reason to think she couldn't get it again. I feel a bit bad because they both seem fine, so they're still at school. They have a party to go to tomorrow as well. I've not used the new bath stuff since, but I'm doing all our washing in nonbio for a few days to give them chance to heal if it is a reaction to something.

awkwardsis Fri 19-Apr-13 11:24:51

Also, I have a 12 mo. I'm still feeding him so wonder if it was chicken pox then he'd get my immunity? Would that explain why he's fine perhaps?

Footle Fri 19-Apr-13 11:45:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

awkwardsis Fri 19-Apr-13 11:46:34

But footle both have been immunised, and we're nowhere near any (known) breakouts

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