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Meningitis!!!! What should we look for?????

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sparklymieow Sun 22-May-05 16:27:18

DD2 has had chicken pox and now she has a reddish rash that doesn't seem to fade, not sure if this is because of the CP or meningitis..... her temp is 97. and she is sleeping more and doesn't like us touching her

bubblerock Sun 22-May-05 16:29:41

If you have any doubts sparkly gring your out of hours gp and get her looked at - you're right to be worried and most gps would rather you be safe than sorry!! hope everything turns out ok xx

HappyMumof2 Sun 22-May-05 16:29:49

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sparklymieow Sun 22-May-05 16:31:08

she seems fine and is talking to us, she is drinking lots.

sparklymieow Sun 22-May-05 16:31:46

hands and feet are warm

HappyMumof2 Sun 22-May-05 16:32:55

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sparklymieow Sun 22-May-05 16:35:50

she has lots of chicken pox.....

nutcracker Sun 22-May-05 16:35:58

There is an illness that they can get just after chickenpox isn't there ???? Forget what it is, will have a look.

nutcracker Sun 22-May-05 16:38:01

Reyes syndrome was what I was thinking of but her symptoms don't sound like that thankfully.

sparklymieow Sun 22-May-05 16:39:44

thats what i thought, she is watching telly, but she hasn't really moved form sofa, she has been so misable the last few days because of the chicken pox and I think that the rash we are seeing is from the chicken pox but never seen it before...

HappyMumof2 Sun 22-May-05 16:39:53

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nutcracker Sun 22-May-05 16:40:43

I think i'd ring nhs direct just to be on the safe side.

sparklymieow Sun 22-May-05 16:41:37

its not a spotty rash, looks like blots of paint that haven't been clean off properally, I have tried to clean it in case its lipstick or something but its not coming off.

sparklymieow Sun 22-May-05 16:42:09

its on her tummy area

lavenderrr Sun 22-May-05 16:44:23

have you done the tumbler test???

sparklymieow Sun 22-May-05 16:44:59

yes its not fading but then nor is the chicken pox rash

HappyMumof2 Sun 22-May-05 16:46:01

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lavenderrr Sun 22-May-05 16:46:30

have you sparklymieow????????????

HappyMumof2 Sun 22-May-05 16:46:34

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sparklymieow Sun 22-May-05 16:48:13

no new medication. She has very senivite skin normally anyway, and has rashes and allergies

LIZS Sun 22-May-05 16:49:21

Have you given nurofen ? ds has reacted to that in the past.

HappyMumof2 Sun 22-May-05 16:49:56

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sparklymieow Sun 22-May-05 16:49:59

looking at it again, it looks like bruising. could the chicken pox go like this??

sparklymieow Sun 22-May-05 16:50:56

she is overed from head to top in chicken pox so hasn't like being touched anyway....

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