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anyone like to diagnose DS's rash please. pic included.

(14 Posts)
cathcustardtart Mon 07-Mar-16 08:17:35

He's working abroad but sent me this photo.
Is it ring worm?

kelda Mon 07-Mar-16 08:18:23

Where is he working? Any chance he's been bitten by insects?

cathcustardtart Mon 07-Mar-16 08:20:57

No, he's in the mountains. Skiing & cleaning.

kelda Mon 07-Mar-16 08:22:37

Possibly an allergy to cleaning products? I would get a pharmacist to look at it first.

cathcustardtart Mon 07-Mar-16 08:23:51

Thanks Kelda , that's what he's going to do.

cathcustardtart Mon 07-Mar-16 10:20:03

Looking at Dr Google I think it's Ringworm.
He's gone to see the pharmacist

FarrowandBallAche Mon 07-Mar-16 14:20:14


cathcustardtart Mon 07-Mar-16 14:31:27

The pharmacist has sent him to the Dr. Think it'll cost lots of euros.

kelda Mon 07-Mar-16 15:00:37

Could he be a bit run down? I bet he's not getting much sleep, if he's working in the chalets and skiing in every free moment.

cathcustardtart Mon 07-Mar-16 16:30:44

He's very run down, exhausted and endless colds. Would that make him more susceptible to rashes?
I thought maybe fungal with all all the contact with dirty sheets and towels.

kelda Mon 07-Mar-16 17:46:08

Yes could make him more susceptible to fungal infections and something like psoriasis, but the doctor needs to see it to diagnose.

jalopy Mon 07-Mar-16 17:52:14

It looks a bit like discoid eczema. Perhaps the cleaning products are irritating his skin.

cathcustardtart Tue 08-Mar-16 17:52:14

Thanks for the advice. DS has seen the Dr and its eczema. He's been given hydrocortisone, emollients and tablets to stop the itching (which it doesn't).
Have told him to get the Marigolds outsmile

ShutUpSirius Tue 08-Mar-16 18:12:13

Beware of the marigolds. If he has eczema his skin will be sensitive and his immune system will be too.

I developed a latex allergy out of nowhere. Nytril gloves grin

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