My son has been suffering with tonsillitis on and off since last year. we took him out for the day two weeks ago and when we got home he started to complain that he felt ill, that night he got a fever, said he had a bad head, and was sick. I gave him calpol and nurofen to keep the temperature down and also wrapped his head in wet cool towels, this lasted for about three days.
Then the rash appeared on his body which looked quite violent. Concerned I called the doctors to speak to the nurse and was told "oh well its viral, there's not much we can do. there's no point in bringing him down." however I was 10 weeks pregnant so I wanted to know if this would affect my unborn. i was told to contact my midwife as I might need some bloodtests? I rang the midwife and two days later she called back and said see the GP re: bloodtests.
Whilst waiting for the midwife to call me I had already taken my son to the doctor, who didnt tell me it was scarletina only it was a result of his throat, and that yes it is contagious because it is airborne, but I shouldn't worry about the baby? he prescribed penicillin, and was told to give piriton for the itchiness. That was over a week ago.
My son is still suffering with itchy flaky skin? He has been scratching around his neck and in some places made his skin bleed and very sore, I thought I would help sooth it this morning and put some body lotion on him and he cried because it burned him. So I quickly showered him off. I have sent him to school as he is happy eating and playing etc, but have told teachers to call me if he gets uncomfortable as i dont want him to scratch his skin and get it infected.
I have no faith in the doctors or nurses as I feel fobbed off everytime I go to a surgery. I feel you are better to look up details on the internet and get a better diagnosis and try to sort yourself out, or go to a natural health clinic or centre because at least there people will explain to you what is going on with the body and immune system when you are ill.
So i'm stuck on what to do next, there doesnt seem to mention anywhere that the skin can be uncomfortable when it is flaky and how long it will last, or what to put on it to sooth it. i was told by the pharmasist to just give the piriton. can anyone suggest anything?
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