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HELLO! I'M PANICKING!

(11 Posts)
cutekids Sat 30-Apr-05 19:01:46

son has a rash on his back. does chicken pox usually start on the back? reason i'm panicking-we've booked to go away middle of next week....!

starlover Sat 30-Apr-05 19:03:15

what kind of rash is it?

cutekids Sat 30-Apr-05 19:04:28

tiny red spots mostly with a couple of pussy ones thrown in....took him to doc yesterday who prescribed him some Phenergan as he had no obvious reason for itching. Got a shock today.

Titania Sat 30-Apr-05 19:05:34

sounds like chicken pox to me im afraid......

starlover Sat 30-Apr-05 19:07:05

here is a pic of chicken pox

chicken pox

cutekids Sat 30-Apr-05 19:08:29

it's nowhere else on his body-not yet anyway-plus i thought he'd already had c pox when he was younger. my daughter and i got it 3 years ago and it started on our tummys. books all say the "trunk area to start with then backs of knees etc". Excuse my ignorance, but where is the trunk anyway?

Titania Sat 30-Apr-05 19:09:39

front and back i think

starlover Sat 30-Apr-05 19:10:22

another pic here

do you not know if he has had it or not? You can get it more than once anyway... trunk means body

cutekids Sat 30-Apr-05 19:11:38

GREAT! THANKS FOR THAT EVERYONE, ANYWAY. THE ONLY THING THAT IS A BIT STRANGE ABOUT THIS IS THAT HE HASN'T BEEN ITCHY AT ALL SINCE THE SPOTS CAME OUT AND WHEN I ASKED HIM HE SAID HE COULDN'T FEEL ANYTHING.

cutekids Sat 30-Apr-05 19:14:28

take it these pictures are in the advanced stages? tcp took the fierceness out of his spots-my mother's remedy!- which made me think it might be an allergy or something. wishful thinking? (not that he want him to be allergic or anything but it would be nice to know we could get on that plane next week....!) As my Dad told me, "expect the worst then u can't be disappointed">>>!!!!

starlover Sat 30-Apr-05 19:15:40

tbh, you won't know until you take him to the doctor and get him checked.

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