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On holidays and 3 yo covered in what looks like nettle stings.

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mammyoftwo Thu 24-May-18 16:33:05

In Portugal. Not been near nettles. Temperature high but coming down with calpol.

mammyoftwo Thu 24-May-18 16:33:19

Any advice?

sexnotgender Thu 24-May-18 16:34:49

Prickly heat? I get it on my upper arms sometimes when I’m on holiday and it looks like nettle stings.

Melliegrantfirstlady Thu 24-May-18 16:34:59

You could offer an antihistamine? Sounds like an allergy

A trip to the pharmacy would be your best bet then they can advise accordingly

RatherBeRiding Thu 24-May-18 16:36:00

Sounds very like prickly heat - but try a local pharmacy. They seem to be able to offer a wider range of over the counter remedies than chemists in the UK.

mammyoftwo Thu 24-May-18 16:40:29

Also complaining of being cold.

Seeline Thu 24-May-18 16:45:48

High temp could cause him to feel cold.

I'm not sure you usually get a temp with allergies. How about german measles/chicken pox etc?

mammyoftwo Thu 24-May-18 16:45:57

Thanks. Have just applied aloe vera, if that does't do anything will try and find chemist.

sexnotgender Thu 24-May-18 16:55:22

I’ve had prickly heat and I never get a temperature with it.

mammyoftwo Thu 24-May-18 16:56:31

The lumps are skin colored IE not red so maybe not German Measles or chickenpox??

epicclusterfuck Thu 24-May-18 17:18:22

Allergy to sun cream?

TheAmazingShrinkingWoman Thu 24-May-18 17:52:07

Are they hives?

mammyoftwo Thu 24-May-18 18:22:12

Have got antihistamine cream, will try that.

user1471501171 Thu 24-May-18 18:27:43

Viral rash given they are unwell and temperature too, I would guess. Would not expect a temp with allergic reaction in my experience of children with allergies. My eldest (no allergies) has had a viral rash before. It looked like he had been rolling in nettles, all over his trunk.

mammyoftwo Thu 24-May-18 18:59:45

That sounds v like it. Rash disappears when temp goes down, flares up badly when tenp up (38.5)

SirSidneyRuffDiamond Fri 25-May-18 09:04:12

Urticarial rashes look like nettle stings. They can be associated with allergens, but also can be a reaction to a virus. My son got them once, along with a v high temp.

Giovanna75 Fri 25-May-18 20:49:45

OP, my son got something very similar when we were in Portugal last year. He played a lot of football on the grass in our resort and he seemed to react to whatever they were spraying on the grass. It looked exactly like a nettle rash. He coincidentally had a high fever too but went On to get tonsillitis so both were probably not related. Hope you get sorted.

Lillylollylandy Fri 25-May-18 21:49:03

We are in Portugal just now and my 16 month old has a very similar rash. She had two days of high temps and it turned out she had tonsillitis so is now on antibiotics. I'd get him seen by a medical professional just in case.

mammyoftwo Sat 26-May-18 11:51:48

Thankp all. I've since fallen on uneven footpath, broke bone in foot and am on crutcherg sad

sexnotgender Sat 26-May-18 18:34:39

Oh my gosh what a nightmare!

mammyoftwo Sat 26-May-18 21:16:45

You couldn't make it up! Journey home should be fun!...........(have contacted airline for assistance)

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