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My 4 year old son started to get red bumps back in November. He didnt have fever, but the bumps looked a lot lick chicken pox so I just assumed that would be it. He got a few new ones ever day but not loads and loads, and then it didnt ever really go away. After about 3 weeks I began thinking maybe he had bed bugs or fleas- which didnt seem likely as our daughter shares the bed and hadnt had any bumps- but I went thought the routine of deconatminating the room.
Anyway things seemed to get a bit better over christmas and only 1 or 2 new bumps showed up every couple of days.
Then three weeks ago, the bumps started coming up like crazy. They do resemble chicken pox in how they look- they start off looking like mosquito bites- red and puffy with a white centre, then by the end of the day they are small and red. Some of them develop little blisters and within a couple of days they are scabbed over- really, just like chicken pox.
BUT the thing is, they arent in usual chicken pox places- none under the arms, in the groin etc- most are on his neck, back, arms and legs. AND this has been going on for 4 MONTHS!!
The doctor thinks that it is likely chicken pox or a related virus, but I just dont understand how that could be- and they just keep coming- we are still getting 5-10 new ones every day- and the poor little boy is SO ITCHY!!
Does Anyone have any idea what on earth could be happening?? I really am at the end of my teather and I feel so sorry for the little guy.
Thanks in advance!
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