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What could this rash possibly be?

My son, age 10, has 6 or 7 round rashy spots around his ribcage. The two worst spots are on the front of his body, dark red with tiny bumps all over. These spots (various sizes) spread from his midline in the front to the midline on his back. Left side of his body. He says they itch, especially the two bad ones, and are a little painful. I will keep him home from school and take him to the Dr. But what should I expect the Dr. to say? Ew.

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Asked by Sharell8710 at 11:21 PM on Nov. 8, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • What was it? I'm curious.

    Answer by Jambo4 at 6:53 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • He was just diagnosed with Shingles today. :(

    Comment by Sharell8710 (original poster) at 6:54 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • Oh man... bummer.
    I thought shingles manifest in the hair (back of the head)? Ugh.

    Answer by Jambo4 at 6:59 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • im very sorry to hear!!! could you email me with what the symptoms are and what causes it and how to treat it?? im very into learning all that i can, and any information you have learned will be greatly appreciated!?!?!?!?

    Answer by AhmanisSoldier at 11:09 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • hope he gets better soon!

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 1:09 AM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • heat rash, fifths disease, perhaps poison ivy... all couild be the culprit.. but def take to the doc. GL =)

    Answer by WhitneyMommyOf2 at 2:06 AM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • Hope he feels better.

    Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 12:00 AM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • Oh, poor thing. I hope he gets better soon. I have never heard of any young children getting shingles!

    Answer by KTMOM at 3:31 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

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