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Contact dermatitis from plants

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 23:24

She has it on both arms, however.

Contact dermatitis from plants

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 23:02

Striped top right handed.  Dunno about the other.  Will find out.  Why?

Contact dermatitis from plants

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 22:51

I'd thought of Chinese burns but you'd have a job doing that at the top of the upper arm.

Contact dermatitis from plants

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 22:49

Come on!  They don't look like love bites ( they are diagonal lines) and I don't think the 2 of them had been in close contact before the marks were noticed. 

Contact dermatitis from plants

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 22:27

I agree, except it says that it can follow a viral infection, which they could both have had.  I gather this can cause a lowering of the platelet count but as I said hers were said to be normal so presumably not that.

Bruises are starting to fade in the usual way, starting with the areas which appeared first.

What intrigues me is that the drs. don't appear to have seen anything quite like it before so presumably quite rare.

 

Contact dermatitis from plants

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 21:45

No, they didn't prescribe anything.

Contact dermatitis from plants

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 21:43

Actually, I should have thought ITP (idiopathic thrombocyopenia purpura) was more likely but she had blood tests and platelets were apparently normal.

Contact dermatitis from plants

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 21:37

It's not an odd question.  I have also read about fish oil causing similar and asked her Ma but she says not.  I think we're all agreed that it doesn't look like contact derm.despite what the doctors say; I've looked at lots of pictures myself.  We could all be wrong, however!

Contact dermatitis from plants

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 21:32

I think they had been playing netball but they do that all the time with no such effects and remember it took 2 days for the marks to appear on g.d's second arm, during which she had been hanging round hospital not outside at all.

Well, the second dr. in the children's ward disagreed with the dermatologist (who had said horsefly or hornet bite) , didn't she?  I'm keeping an open mind but I agree that it looks like  bruising rather than inflammation.  Alarmingly, there was an article in Sun. Times y'day saying that diagnosis is very poor and quite a few kids die as a result of failure to diagnose e.g. meningitis, asthma etc.  Having diagnosed my husband's sacral cancer after being told all he had was coccydinia and having insisted on a 2nd opinion when he was told by GP he didn't have Parkinson's, which he does, I never take anything as gospel and like to do my own checking. 

 

 

 

Contact dermatitis from plants

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 21:02

Good.  That's quite clear.  Anyone seen anything quite like it after being in the garden?

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