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#1 Lifesgood

Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:51 PM

The original thread has been deleted due to too much medical advice, so this thread has been started in the hope that the OP will report back on how her DD is.

#2 qak

Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:54 PM

When was her last visit to the GP - only today?
Surely the 'offending' posts could have been removed, not the whole thread  shrug.gif

#3 FeralZombieMum

Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:01 PM

Dr thought it was shingles.

#4 Lifesgood

Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:58 PM

She was going to try to get her DD to a GP appt today, if not she was thinking of going to the ER.

It would have been good if the thread could simply have been edited rather than deleted but perhaps there were too many posts containing "medical advice".

It sh*ts me to tears that we live in such a ridiculously litigious society that we can't discuss such things without fear of being sued.

Gives me an idea for a discussion thread....

#5 anasam

Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:27 PM

QUOTE
It sh*ts me to tears that we live in such a ridiculously litigious society that we can't discuss such things without fear of being sued.


I think it is more the case that some of the advice given could actually do more harm than good.

#6 lynneyours

Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:33 PM

Hi LG - Thanks!

Therese closed the old one because it contained medical advice etc and I think this will be closed too soon.  

DD is good -  GP thinks it is shingles, because there are newly popped, unpopped and almost healed bits all together. cuts 11/12
She isn't ill, sore, itchy etc.  No fever, not sick.  
She was vaccinated against Chickenpox on schedule, so that is enough to get shingles.  

I'll post this and then edit it, in case it gets locked.

ETA - it is still contained to her back and looks much better today - I shall try to post a pic now in a minute for you.  We've just been in the paddling pool all afternoon having a great old time with squirty bottles, barbies and pouring cups. original.gif

yesterday

Edited by lynnemine, 11 December 2012 - 05:01 PM.


#7 Feral Becky

Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:53 PM

Goddamm and I had some great questions to ask Rosebird too, in fact was typing one when it closed.
I didn't think there was anything wrong with the thread but I understand the mods decision

#8 lynneyours

Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:25 PM

QUOTE (LindsayMK @ 11/12/2012, 05:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Goddamm and I had some great questions to ask Rosebird too, in fact was typing one when it closed.
I didn't think there was anything wrong with the thread but I understand the mods decision


original.gif so was I!
I didn't mind it being closed, so much, but it was really nice to have all the support and advice from people.

#9 Lifesgood

Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:11 PM

Oh that's a relief Lynnemine, I'm so pleased for you and DD biggrin.gif  thanks for PMing me too wub.gif

QUOTE
I think it is more the case that some of the advice given could actually do more harm than good.

And even if it may, are we going to ignore all of the potentially good advice on the off-chance that one piece may be detrimental? A case of throwing the baby out with the bathwater if you ask me and a symptom of how completely risk averse we have become.

Anyway, that's another subject that I want to raise in a separate thread.

#10 Soontobegrinch

Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:36 PM

For those who may have seen rosiebirds post I agree with her.
The pattern of the rash is not indicative of what she was diagnosed as having (sorry LindsayMK original.gif )
As someone who had had this illness the lack of pain is also another clue that the GP may have got it wrong (sorry OP original.gif )
That large area of affected skin would be excrutiatingly painful...pity the GP didn't do swabs.

Main thing is that she appears to be getting better Lynnemine.

#11 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:58 PM

QUOTE (soontobegran @ 11/12/2012, 07:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For those who may have seen rosiebirds post I agree with her.
The pattern of the rash is not indicative of what she was diagnosed as having (sorry LindsayMK original.gif )
As someone who had had this illness the lack of pain is also another clue that the GP may have got it wrong (sorry OP original.gif )
That large area of affected skin would be excrutiatingly painful...pity the GP didn't do swabs.

Main thing is that she appears to be getting better Lynnemine.


I agree.

#12 VeritasVinum

Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:06 PM

My shingles were acutely painful... That is when I realised I didn't just have hives coming up but the other. I only had three spots and it hurt like the devil.



#13 lynneyours

Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:10 PM

I should say the GP specifically said they were excruciating in an adult but not in a child. I had them when I was 10 or so (grade 5) and don't remember them as painful.

I then queried, because I thought you only got shingles when run-down, but that is apparently not the case.  



#14 Butterflyferal

Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:22 PM

QUOTE (soontobegran @ 11/12/2012, 06:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For those who may have seen rosiebirds post I agree with her.
The pattern of the rash is not indicative of what she was diagnosed as having (sorry LindsayMK original.gif )
As someone who had had this illness the lack of pain is also another clue that the GP may have got it wrong (sorry OP original.gif )
That large area of affected skin would be excrutiatingly painful...pity the GP didn't do swabs.

Main thing is that she appears to be getting better Lynnemine.


I didn't see the other thread, but when I had shingles I was only mildly unwell and had no pain whatsoever. I was so convinced the go was wrong I asked for a swab and it was confirmed as shingles. Antivirals cleared it right up.

#15 Soontobegrinch

Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:28 PM

QUOTE (Butterflyqueen @ 11/12/2012, 08:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I didn't see the other thread, but when I had shingles I was only mildly unwell and had no pain whatsoever. I was so convinced the go was wrong I asked for a swab and it was confirmed as shingles. Antivirals cleared it right up.


Of course it depends on the area of body involved. The OP's child has almost her entire back full of lesions, I would find it hard to believe that this extensive area of nerve inflammation wouldn't be painful sad.gif
My Shingles were when I was a child and rubbish to the GP who said they are not painful in children ohmy.gif

#16 lynneyours

Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:01 PM

Thanks STBG!

I shall be keeping an eye on her back (and the rest of her too) and if it doesn't get better, I shall definitely take her back to the GP.

I'll also post updated pics for anyone interested over the next few days.

#17 *Lib*

Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:10 PM

Looks a lot better today than it did yesterday!! Hopefully as each day passes they will improve!

#18 Ange

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:29 PM

How was it today?




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