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12 Month olds side turned bright red ??????

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CrazyDi Sun 21-May-06 19:07:15

hi, my 12 month old son has a large bright red area on his skin - it covers his whole side. Its a solid red area, no raises or spots and has been there since he got up this morning..

just wondered if anyone had any ideas as to what it could be and/or if i should be concerned??

Seona1973 Sun 21-May-06 19:40:01

does your lo seem in pain? Has he had chicken pox before? Could it be shingles (can only get shingles if you've had chicken pox before, you see).

Symptoms

You may experience fever, headache and enlarged lymph nodes

The first sign of shingles is usually excessively sensitive, tingling or burning skin where the shingles rash subsequently appears. Pain often occurs in this area too. At the same time, you may experience fever, headache and enlarged lymph nodes.

After a few days, the characteristic shingles rash appears as a band or patch of red spots on the side of the trunk or face. It usually appears on one side only. The rash develops into fluid-filled blisters that then collapse, forming small ulcers. These dry out and form crusts.

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