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What is this rash?

(14 Posts)
NeverUseThisName Wed 29-Nov-17 20:36:00

It has bloomed on dd's tummy. Appeared yesterday as a group of small spots, bigger and much blotchier today. A bit itchy. Otherwise entirely well.

beautifulgirls Wed 29-Nov-17 20:44:04

shingles? Is the skin very sensitive around that area? If so get off to the GP asap as antivirals best given early for effect.

NeverUseThisName Wed 29-Nov-17 22:07:54

It does look a bit like the beginning of shingles rash (according to Dr Google) but there's no pain, no tingling, no illness. Just 15yo temper, but that's another story.

Tanfastic Thu 30-Nov-17 16:13:30

Nickel rash? That can itch bad.

Get some hydrocortisone cream and it should clear up in a week.

LoniceraJaponica Thu 30-Nov-17 16:14:44

Why would there be a nickel rash on the torso?

tilligan Thu 30-Nov-17 17:51:55

Looks like flea bites to me-do you have pets, or has she been to a house with pets? Local phamacist should be able to confirm quickly.

Tanfastic Thu 30-Nov-17 22:54:31

It looks like it could be near the waistband. From a belt buckle or studs on jeans. I dunno, Google nickel rash and it looks similar.

Scabbersley Thu 30-Nov-17 22:58:37

Deffo shingles

Scabbersley Thu 30-Nov-17 22:59:09

All mine had it with no illness or pain. It's only nasty when you are older.

Heratnumber7 Thu 30-Nov-17 23:03:13

It looks like bites to me too

MimsyBorogroves Thu 30-Nov-17 23:06:55

Looks like shingles to me too.

DS had it age 7 with no pain, itches etc.

Zoesweet Thu 30-Nov-17 23:10:27

Looks more of an allergy to me. I won't say it came from an insect bite. If it's itchy it's a skin allergy.

1966gettingold Fri 01-Dec-17 07:31:03

My youngest daughter has had shingles many times and looks exactly like that , sometimes with pain sometimes without .

She puts Zovirax on it and puts a big dressing over them to stop scratching / irritation .

NeverUseThisName Fri 01-Dec-17 10:55:22

Dd says that it is only mildly itchy. It hasn't spread further, and the spots haven't developed into blisters. But the whole area is raised and a little firmer and paler. It now looks more like an allergic reaction.

She has been in houses with pets recently.

I think she's got an allergy to something. All last year she kept coming up in random itchy spots. Iindividual ones, never clusters like this.

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