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ds DOES have impetigo!! Willow2 was right

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juicychops Mon 16-May-05 20:23:16

Went doctors this afternoon as his scabby head suddenly started weeping and bleeding. Doctor said its impetigo. he is on antibiotics and has cream to put on it... bless him!!

charleepeters Mon 16-May-05 20:38:59

I had impetigo alot as a kid i once got it near my bottom and was embarrased to tell my mum and i ended up with a huge load of scabby sores all down my leg just below my knee, it was so horrible! but i did get 2 weeks off school lol poor your ds i hope he feels better soon

Lonelymum Mon 16-May-05 20:41:28

My ds2's legs are frequently covered in tiny scabs where he has been obsessively scratching himself. I can't see anything on his skin, but he scratches enough to make himself bleed. Would you know if this was impetigo or just dry skin?

juicychops Mon 16-May-05 20:46:50

I dont know. It probably isnt. My ds head is really scabby and the skin is really swollen and weepy it looks like a bad burn. It might just be dry skin or something but the doctor would know

Lonelymum Mon 16-May-05 20:49:28

Yes I know I should take him! Just doesn't seem that bad TBH.

hotmama Mon 16-May-05 20:50:40

My dd had impetigo a few weeks ago ( dd is 7 months) had it on the bottom of her back and her bum. The cream the GP prescribed did the job and it cleared up in a few days, although she still has little marks that I assume will fade in time - she didn't seem particularly bothered but it looked really sore. HTH

Hausfrau Mon 16-May-05 20:53:26

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Heathcliffscathy Mon 16-May-05 20:55:08

willow is the oracle of impetigo. ds had little pimples and gp dismissed them as unidentified rash: turns out was impetigo just as willow forsaw...she is wise....

juicychops Mon 16-May-05 21:00:59

I feel really bad now. Everyone who has experienced it has said little patches or little spots. ds is only 4 months and i left it until it was a massive big painful looking thing!

charleepeters Mon 16-May-05 21:01:56

mine was so painfull i couldnt wear pants for ages lol!

Heathcliffscathy Mon 16-May-05 21:03:37

juicychops...you will not believe how quickly the cream will work, give it literally a day and half and you will see a noticeable difference...and stop feeling guilty, you took him to dr and now he has medicine and will be fine!

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