Chicken pox?

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  1. Connah'sMommy

    Connah'sMommy Well-Known Member

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    Im going to upload some pics too so you get a better idea but Connah had spot yesterday when he woke up. He doesnt have loads,theyre on his forearms,hands,feet and his legs up to his knees.

    They were raised yesterday and red so i assume chicken pox but the ones on his arms are a deeper red,not raised and look different...its almost like theyre changing from raised spots to this as the ones on his arms appeared first.

    He is quite warm but he despises having his temp taken so each time we tried it hasnt been accurate.

    Any ideas?:flower:
     
  2. honey08

    honey08 mum2two boys/2mc

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    when morgan got these it started on his back and looked just like flat spots, eventually blisters then proper chicken pox and spread everywhere, he werent hot/sick just had this , takes ages to go aswell :hugs:
     
  3. Connah'sMommy

    Connah'sMommy Well-Known Member

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    seems to be the other way round though...were raised spots like chicken pox but now these...

    https://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/375806_2718657484530_1199792489_33235204_899831277_n.jpg
     
  4. honey08

    honey08 mum2two boys/2mc

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    oooo yeh :? ive no idea, can u google it and look at other pics ? x
     
  5. MrsT2B

    MrsT2B Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    Looking at your picture I would say it looks like hand, foot and mouth. My LO had this recently and it looked exactly like that.

    He had it worse in his mouth and he didnt eat/drink for days. We were very unlucky as he had an exceptionsally bad case and it took a good week to get over it.

    Symptoms were generally, temp, spots, off food/drink and generally under the weather.

    It is viral so nothing you can do except calpol/ibuprofen and try to get fluids in. If he goes to nursery etc they generally wont take them until the spots have cleared/arent weeping

    Be prepared for some sleepless nights and a whingy LO but it does pass

    Hope that helps

    xxxx
     
  6. 3rdtimelucky

    3rdtimelucky mammy to 3 beautiful kids

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    id agree and say it looks like hand foot and mouth.. It rampant at the moment according to my doctor. My son had it a few months back and it started on his feet and spread up his legs. Then little blister like spots started to appear on his hands and then finally inside his mouth. He was totally spot free from the waist up. He had a raised temperature too, took him to the doctore and she diagnosed hf&m, and explained its viral and there is nothing can be done but bear with it and give calpol/neurofen to manage the temperature!
     
  7. Connah'sMommy

    Connah'sMommy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks MrsT2b :)

    He off to the docs with OH at 9.50 as they want to see him, The Dr had said you couldnt get hand foot and mouth twice and Connah has already had a pretty bad case of it a while back :(

    Soon know what it is though xx
     
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    3rdtimelucky mammy to 3 beautiful kids

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    Good luck at the doctor.. Let us know how he gets on xx
     
  9. MrsT2B

    MrsT2B Well-Known Member

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    Good luck! My doctor told us that LO wouldnt get it again in the same "period" i.e. if he passed it to me he wouldnt catch it back but that if a couple of months later there was another outbreak he could possibly catch it again?

    Hope its not HFM and just something that looks very similar!

    xx
     
  10. honey08

    honey08 mum2two boys/2mc

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    what did they say? x
     
  11. Dream.dream

    Dream.dream SAHM to 2 beautiful boys

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    id say hand foot and mouth 2 and the doctors lying cause my sons had it 3 times. about 6 months apart tho.
     
  12. cassysuri2010

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    hand foot and mouth - again my little one only had them from the waist down. So peed off it wasnt chicken pox lol
     
  13. Connah'sMommy

    Connah'sMommy Well-Known Member

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    Well i honestly thought it was chicken pox :/

    The more i look though the more i think hfm...Jack has it now though :(

    Connahs are like tiny scabs now so he's allowed back at nursery tomorrow but poor little jck has got loads of them on him,high temp and very upset :( xx
     

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