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Anyone seen chickenpox start on lower legs?

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Bromeliads Tue 05-Nov-19 20:36:15

DS(2) has been under the weather today. Bit snotty, bit of a cough, but mainly just quiet and has lost his appetite. After his bath, we noticed he had red spots on his lower legs. Could this be chickenpox? I thought it normally started on chest or back, but otherwise it seems like it could be...

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dementedpixie Tue 05-Nov-19 21:19:07

Could also be start of hand foot and mouth

Myshinynewname Tue 05-Nov-19 21:20:46

Hand foot and mouth often starts on lower limbs. It looks like small red spots (smaller than chicken pox).

Bromeliads Tue 05-Nov-19 21:22:08

Of course! I hadn't thought of that. DS1 had it when he was little and it was horrible - I hope it's neither sad

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MbwaKidogo Wed 06-Nov-19 00:12:23

Do the spots blanch?
If not, it might be ITP - classic position for rash to start and it often follows a viral illness.

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