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What is this rash?

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desperatehousewife Mon 21-Feb-05 15:01:34

Just had to pick DS up from nursery early as he has a rash that is spreading.

I noticed a little patch of rash on back of neck his morning - quite red and raised, but thought nothing of it - he seems perfectly well and no other symptoms.

The rash is spreading - little raised red spots (done the glass test and they do disappear) spreading over his trunk.

Doc is shut until 4pm...anyone have any ideas?

Marina Mon 21-Feb-05 15:05:09

How old is he? Could it be roseola? I think that's a raised rash. It's one of those "annoying but short-lived rash and temperature" viruses. Have a look at the NHS Direct website, see if there is anything there.

desperatehousewife Mon 21-Feb-05 15:09:59

thanks. He's 2.7

PhDMumof1 Mon 21-Feb-05 15:33:33

how strange, DS just come up with one during nap. Am taking him to doc's at 4pm ..... will report back if I learn anything .....

desperatehousewife Mon 21-Feb-05 15:44:13

Me too - off to docs at 5.30. Nursery said they won't have him back until he gets checked out! He doesn't have temp or anything - just rather livid looking rash...hmmmm...

desperatehousewife Mon 21-Feb-05 18:15:44

just to let you know - doc said 'non specific viral rash' - i think in other words he doesn't know what it is!

Been advised to give him Medisan - Calpol with antihistimine.

lilsmum Mon 21-Feb-05 18:17:49

dd had this on thurs but was on her legs no where else, raised bumps, some bigger than others, i took her to gp on fri and he said was a viral thing, so the same thing i guess, weird how they always say "viral"

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