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9 (almost 10 year old) with 'massive spots'...

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LazyDoll Fri 28-Apr-17 21:54:24

...his terminology not mine hmm

Any advice welcome please.

My DS has had a few pimply spots and black heads on his forehead for last 5 months or so and in the last week has developed a really large sore spot on his forehead which he is really self concious about.

He's been washing with a Simply Clear Boots face wash, keeping his hair off his face (although this week is hiding under his fringe sad) and washing/drinking water regularly.

I'm afraid his pre disposition to spots is greatly raised as his dad and I both suffered from bad skin.

I'm trying to play it down and reassure him but he's very self conscious as he's the youngest in his year and the only one with spots (so far!).

Any advice greatfully received (we went to the Drs this week about something else and I mentioned this as we were there but the Dr was quite flippant saying 'we all get spots every now and then' so I may need to go back for a specific appointment maybe).

Patriciathestripper1 Fri 28-Apr-17 21:59:25

Take him to see his gp as 20 is realky young for spotty skin. He may need treatment with something stronger to help clear up skin

Patriciathestripper1 Fri 28-Apr-17 21:59:48

10 bloody auto thingy

Patriciathestripper1 Fri 28-Apr-17 22:00:50

Sorry ask to see another gp. You should be taken seriously

LazyDoll Fri 28-Apr-17 22:02:02

What would they prescribe a 9 year old I wonder? I'm sure I didn't get spots til 13 ish. I feel for him so. So young. Yes - I will book him a dedicated appointment next week. Thanks x

LazyDoll Fri 28-Apr-17 22:04:21

Does anyone else have any similar experience of this? His (singular) spot is quite large and raised.

LoveForTulips Fri 28-Apr-17 22:09:38

My DP has suffered bad skin since a similar age, mostly small white head pimples, and acne but regularly got 'boil' like spots. Red, raised and painful. He was given prescription facewash when he was younger, also some medication (tablets) and as he grew older he tried different shop bought ones. Unfortunately he still has some breakouts now!
I hope your son stays positive through this, my DP said it's not a nice thing to grow up with sad

LazyDoll Fri 28-Apr-17 22:14:54

Thank you for that.

I've just finished a course of Roaccutane myself so I'm unfortunately very familiar but I guess (naively) hoped my children would be spared or at least a bit older when they experienced it. Definitely worth a trip to Drs I think to get some advice x

LoveForTulips Fri 28-Apr-17 22:19:40

DP mother is a peadiatric nurse, so she really pushed for some strong facial washes for himat that age. She and his dad also had acne / bad skin, so she was also prepared!
Here's hoping he's just got one very stubborn spot, and it will go away and stay at bay for a good few years yet!!

LazyDoll Fri 28-Apr-17 22:22:21

Thanks tulips that's really helpful flowers

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