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CostaDelCovid · 14/01/2021 22:44

Hello!

I'm planning on calling to make an appointment with my GP tomorrow, but before I Soo just wondered if anyone on here can tell me what they think it could be and/if I could perhaps see a Pharmacist about it instead??

These rashes are appearing on various parts of my 6yr old DD's body. I presumed dry skin at first but it appears not to be the case. One which appeared a couple of weeks ago (disappears under a glass - they all do), which I dismissed as dry skin, is still there but slightly faded now.

Oh and no, I'm not looking for a 'diagnosis' from MN! Just thoughts from more experienced parents perhaps, on whether you'd see a GP or just a Pharmacist about these given the current situation?

Cannot use eConsult as she's only 6, GP surgery won't allow it.

Thanks

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MyNameForToday1980 · 14/01/2021 22:45

Could it be ringworm? (Which is thankfully NOT a worm).

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CostaDelCovid · 14/01/2021 23:04

This was my first thought to be honest. Though I'm not noticing any prominent ring shapes?

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CostaDelCovid · 14/01/2021 23:06

Actually, now I can.....kind of. Oh god! I feel awful that I could've easily treated it ages ago :(

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Gunpowder · 14/01/2021 23:09

I thought ringworm too. IME ringworm is a bit of a misnomer as the rash can be more like a coin imprint (which tallies with your first pic) than a ring. The second pic looks like a fungal rash DS had last year (diagnosed by the pharmacist).

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Gunpowder · 14/01/2021 23:11

Don’t feel bad! You (presumably) aren’t a hcp. You are doing the best thing for your daughter by seeking advice for her. I thought DS’s fungal rash was eczema for 4 months. Blush

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MyNameForToday1980 · 14/01/2021 23:25

Don't feel bad! Poor DD is often rashy so I recognise the signs (she gets a viral rash at the first sign of an illness, gets eczema in cold weather, and occasionally treats us to a bit of ringworm).

It'll do your DD no harm, just grab some treatment at Boots. Bosh. Job done.

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CostaDelCovid · 15/01/2021 11:04

@MyNameForToday1980

Don't feel bad! Poor DD is often rashy so I recognise the signs (she gets a viral rash at the first sign of an illness, gets eczema in cold weather, and occasionally treats us to a bit of ringworm).

It'll do your DD no harm, just grab some treatment at Boots. Bosh. Job done.

Thank you! Gin& @Gunpowder Gin
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CostaDelCovid · 15/01/2021 11:06

Ringworm would actually tally with the itching I've been having in my groin (sorry, TMI!) despite good hygiene/never sharing a towel etc. She does share a bed with me as (she refuses to sleep on her own in her lovely new fancy bed!)

Yikes. Daktrin it is!

Thanks again 👍🏻

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