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08/04/2013 at 19:18
J (7) came home from school with a rash all over his face. Dr has said its slapped cheek. I'm worried about A (10 months) catching it but apparently the Dr said she's too young. is that right?
Is there anything I can do to help J as he says its itchy?
08/04/2013 at 21:05
08/04/2013 at 21:27
I may be wrong but I'm sure babies can get it too, although I wouldn't argue it with a doctor. I just read that once the rash has appeared he probably is no longer contagious. So to look out for a being fluey over the next day or two. I'd give J piraton for the itch and maybe calpol as it can make them achy and flu like. I hope he is better soon and the rest of you escape it x
09/04/2013 at 08:08
Thanks Qs. I read that too. He seems ok this morning. The Dr said to keep an eye on him if he goes off his food. He is a real gutbucket and loves his food so I'll know if he does!
09/04/2013 at 09:15
All of mine have had it recently, there must be lots of it about at the moment. Pretty sure C caught it from nursery when he was around 1.
Piriton is what I gave too, they felt fine apart from having very rosy cheeks.
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