Ok thanks. So if it were scabies then I shouldn't go to work tomorrow?
I still can't see any track marks though.
You should totally have the day off. Put cream on the whole family, leave it overnight. Then change the sheets, vacuum the bed, couch, house. Then wash off. Reapply after 7 days, I think your non contagious after the first treatment, but the second treatment kills any remaining eggs.
Ok thanks. I will take the day off and head to the Dr tomorrow.
My kid just had something very very similar.
His lasted a week and a bit, and was only on his arms and legs. Not anywhere on torso.
Dr took a swab but it was negative for chicken pox. The only think I can think of is that it's a virus (wasn't HF&M, not on soles of feet, hands, genitals or in mouth).
He has been a little sick of late (now has tonsillitis) and so I think his immune system was just down and he got this rash virus as a result. Have a look, I think it looks similar to yours.
Ps I bathed him in pinetarsol and put bepanthen antiseptic cream on it (because he's only 2 and didn't want to use a steroid-based cream).
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Hope u get better soon.
Oh yes it does look similar but mine is more sparse and it is spreading. Was the diagnosis a virus ? Was it contagious?
I am going to go to the Dr and request some tests. Then will wash all bedding and towels just in case. How fun.
No one else has gotten it - yet.
We didn't get a diagnosis unfortunately. The swab tested for chicken pox but not for anything else. Had it not had started to go away last week I was going back.
I think it was a secondary virus that got to him easily because of his already compromised immune system.
I did keep him home though, didn't let him go to 2 x kids parties. If for nothing else, to avoid the question on whether it was chicken pox.
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