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Anyone fancy a game of 'name that rash'

(19 Posts)
FemaleDilbert Sat 07-Jan-17 12:33:16

Dd (5) has had this rash on her cheek for a few days. It is spreading but not very rapidly. No rashes anywhere else and not unwell in herself.

We've tried Oilatum moisturiser and a little hydrocortisone to no obvious effect.

Anyone seen a rash like this?

Aquamarine70 Sat 07-Jan-17 12:38:24

Maybe go & see a pharmacist tgey are usually quite good with rashes. I waa thinking maybe ringworm.

FemaleDilbert Sat 07-Jan-17 12:38:31

I should say I have heard of 'slapped cheek' disease, but from what I've read/seen it looks like that is bigger patches and on both cheeks, this is only on one

cathyandclare Sat 07-Jan-17 12:39:57

It looks like impetigo to me, is there a yellow/crusty bit?

BringItOn2017 Sat 07-Jan-17 12:40:08

It does look like the start of slapped cheek although when my son got it the rash spread everywhere in the end!!

FemaleDilbert Sat 07-Jan-17 12:45:16

Thanks all,

Could be ringworm, although she's had that before and the 'ring' was far more obvious.

No crusty bit.

It started about 3/4 days ago, and has probably doubled in size over those days.

Possibly a better picture:

Aftertheraincomesthesun Sat 07-Jan-17 12:49:54

Impetigo

FemaleDilbert Sat 07-Jan-17 13:14:46

Shouldn't impetigo have gone crusty by now?

Roomba Sat 07-Jan-17 13:37:53

Not necessarily. DS1 had impetigo and it looked exactly like this.

Aftertheraincomesthesun Sat 07-Jan-17 14:33:41

A pharmacist should point you in the right direction

FemaleDilbert Sat 07-Jan-17 16:45:25

Thanks for the suggestions all, you're right perhaps a pharmacist tomorrow would be a good call.

AnneOfCleavage Sat 07-Jan-17 16:52:50

Really looks like impetigo! If you can get to a pharmacist now then do (not sure where in the world you are) as it's very contagious so will spread. Pharmacist may suggest OOHs Dr as a cream like Fucidin is best started sooner rather than later to nip in the bud & a pharmacist may not be able to prescribe.

hairymuffet Sat 07-Jan-17 18:57:37

Impetigo

Ibloodyhatethomasthetankengine Sat 07-Jan-17 19:46:06

Impetigo I would say x

FemaleDilbert Sat 07-Jan-17 20:06:22

Will report back smile

FemaleDilbert Sun 08-Jan-17 19:06:24

Pharmacist today didn't know, thought possibly impetigo but wasn't sure. Off to the docs tomorrow.

AnneOfCleavage Tue 10-Jan-17 16:23:43

Did you get to see the Dr? If so what did they say it was?

FemaleDilbert Wed 11-Jan-17 10:16:42

it was impetigo! Full points to the posters who suggested that.

Aftertheraincomesthesun Wed 11-Jan-17 19:03:24

Winner winner!

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