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12/05/2013 at 17:50
Isobelle had a rash on her face on Friday when I picked her up from nursery, which I thought might be linked to her eating tomatoes & she had a few spots on her face. Yesterday I noticed a few more on her back. Today she has lots of spots, however she has no temp, she's not scratching them & seems fine in herself. I'm going to take her to the doctors tomorrow to confirm I was just wondering if it looks like chicken pox for those of you whose LO's have had it. Some of the ones on her back have got what looks like a clear pus in it & she's had some horrible nappies (nappy area is very spotty)
12/05/2013 at 18:00
when Luke had chicken pox they were obvious blisters, to begin with they looked like a burn blister. only once they began to heal were they just red spots.
12/05/2013 at 18:16
It looks like chicken pox to me, though of course it's hard to tell on a photo. Not many things have such big spots like chickenpox.
12/05/2013 at 18:33
Thanks, I realise it's hard to tell from photos as they look worse IRL but then again there aren't as many as I would expect there to be & she seems fine with it.
12/05/2013 at 20:08
Looks like it to me, some children only have a few spots.
12/05/2013 at 20:14
Looks like it to me, looks very similar to when Ivy had it. She coped with them well, only waking once or twice a night for a few nights, and just a bit of a temperature from day 3 i think. Hope you're little one copes with it well too x
12/05/2013 at 20:29
Definately looks like it. If they are kind of clear liquid filled blisters then yup you have the pox! I would not take her to dr to confirm it if it is as you are supposed to stay out of contact with vulnerable (drs surgery full of old and pregnant people). I would say that by tomorrow you'll know for sure as they'll probably have spread further and the first ones may have started to scab over. Get some virasoothe and settle in for a pretty boring week indoors!!
12/05/2013 at 20:57
Looks like it to me, particularly if some of them now have pus in them. We've just got rid of it ourselves. My eldest had prob about 30 in total, none on her face or head at tall and was pretty much climbing the walls at being kept in as there was nothing else wrong with her. The baby got it from her and was plastered in them. Had more on her face than C had on her entire body.
With both of them they started with just one spot on their privates for a couple of days and then they spread. They came out so quickly with the baby that I was watching them pop out on her head when she was eating. It was gross. We used something called poxclin (you an get if from boots) on the recommendation of a friend and it was excellent. We'd also had virasooth recommended but someone told me that stung when it went on, but the poxclin doesn't and is very soothing. Despite being plastered, S had only one 'off' afternoon when they were starting to scab over. We also put porridge oats in an old sock and ran the tap into the bath and bathed her in that and used calpol to bring her temp down. Over 2 weeks later and she's still got some scabs to drop off, but fingers crossed, it doesn't look like they'll scar. Her nappy area is still very 'spotty' even now though.
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