Tuesday, July 8, 2008

You be the judge

Chicken Pox or Chiggers? Give me your opinion of what is wrong with Evan.

And yes my poor boy is crying in the picture, they really burn and itch him.



8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Without a close-up, it looks like chickepox to me. Does he have them anywhere else....on his back, neck, head..? I hope you've all had them. Poor little guy. I hope he gets better soon. Hug him for me.

Anonymous said...

chicken pox..... thats what it looks like to me. give Evan ice cream. With my kids once you cooled their insides down, the pox popped out everywhere!~Trac

Rachel said...

Yikes, the pattern makes me think chicken pox - do you still have any of that oatmeal bath stuff? I remember that helped my sis a lot when she had them!

Rachel said...

Looks like Chicken Pox to me.

Hope he gets to feeling better!

Rachel
http://lovefor9.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I just went to the doctor to have a rash treated. I was bitten by what I thought was a spider the doctor is not sure if it was or not he said what ever bite my foot triggered the rash and the flu like symptoms. He is treating me with a wide spectrum antiboitic that should make everything feel better in a few days. My rash was also all over my side nowhere near the bite on my foot.
jennifer Frost

Anonymous said...

My daughter had a rash that reminded me of chicken pox...after trying many things I took her to the doctor and it was (bear with the spelling) folicilitis! 10 days of antibiotic and all is well. Well it was....she got it a second time, but we are pretty sure we know the source. Sometimes pools and spas aren't kept up the way they need to be. Hope you found out for sure.....

Anonymous said...

I know it's been a year. but I just ran across this and I hope he is well and cured. I am an er nurse and have 3kids 2 have had this similar skin disorder. It was molluscum. The only true way to treat it is african Beatle extract that dermatologists special order. A series of treatments takes place where each individual bump is dabbed with a small amount of xtract, usually 20-30 at a time until it blisters, scabs up tthen goes away. It took over 3 months of treatment to get rid of my daughters. It is viral and only spread among children from newborn to 10-12 years old.

Anonymous said...

I second the post that mentioned if he may have gotten some sort of insect bite, ants, spider, maybe even chiggers - who knows...but they can absolutely cause a reaction! Especially, if he was bitten more than one or has skin sensitivities like me - which I noticed you mentioned that he has eczema, so I am sure he does, even if it's not all the time. Currently, I have a strange/unknown rash that developed on my inner thighs...it's not from any sort of rubbing together, that was quickly ruled out. I have been tending to my father-in-laws garden while he was away (it's quite the garden, not just a small plot with a plant or two of each choice...) and during that time we had a very strong thunder/wind storm, which caused many plants to start leaning over...my point is - apparently, I have either been bitten (maybe a couple of times, but those bites, in themselves are not my rash) or rubbed against a plant or weed that doesn't agree with me. I was also bitten by quite a few ants, on my feet/ankles mostly, while in the dark, helping a friend shoot off some fireworks. Anyway, it really does look much like mine - BUT I'm taking into account that he has been scratching the areas...mostly because they look a little more irritated than mine. Oh, and my mother has been an RN for as long as I can remember (which definitely allowed me to be more knowledgeable about medicine, in general) & we have both have our fair share of allergies/rashes due to our sensitive skin types. Anyway, I found this site by searching about what it is exactly that may have actually caused my rash since I don't have those answers & one thing that came to mind was that it could possibly be chiggers...so it was nice to hear that your son is feeling better and although he didn't get a proper diagnosis - the important thing is that he's well and the rash has run its course. (That gives me hope that mine will, as well, without the need for antibiotics, hopefully!)