What have I got this time?

Discussion in 'Manflu Corner' started by milkloss, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. milkloss

    milkloss Member

    Location:
    East Sussex
    seem to be permanently ill nowadays and I’ve got a new bug I’d like some help identifying!

    A week ago it started with a raging cold, sore nose but not so much throat, a cough that I couldn’t get anything up but it wasn’t dry. Felt like I was going to die sat night with pain all down my ribs one side and a raging temp of 39c.
    Been coughing stuff up and pain went on mon, snorting green out of my nose even today as well as the cough.

    Last nigh though : itchy rash all over, not too distinctive but just looked like sunburn. Mainly on back, sides, arms and chest. This morning my faces is swollen!

    What are we talking? Chicken pox, Scarlett fever, hand and foot (had this six months ago though)
    I’m getting better I think but would be interested too know, I believe @Old Boar might be experienced in these things (y)
     
  2. Chasingmytail

    Chasingmytail Member

    Location:
    Newport, SE Wales
    Crikey Id be going to the Dr. Could be infection especially with rash.
     
  3. spin cycle

    spin cycle Member

    Location:
    north norfolk
    Cheerful-Hearts.jpg get to the gp....in the meantime me old mucca....:)
     
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  4. milkloss

    milkloss Member

    Location:
    East Sussex
    Thanks all. Scarlett fever possibly according to the doc. Got some antibiotics (possibly the fifth scrip this year!) just in case. It’s better today but still have itchy legs and palms.
     
  5. Princess Pooper

    Location:
    East Mids
    Glad GP seems to have got you a diagnosis. However, if you are constantly succumbing to infections of various sorts, perhaps your immune system is supressed? Have you had any bloods to check your cell counts (unless you already know your immune system is weak due to other reasons).
     
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  6. Badshot

    Badshot Member

    Location:
    Kent
    Oh the joys of young children in the house.
    When they grow up and fly the nest you will feel better, IF you survive that long of course :dead:
     
  7. Chasingmytail

    Chasingmytail Member

    Location:
    Newport, SE Wales
    Saying that the only thing we caught from children was the odd stomach bug. I wouldn't say either of us were unwell for periods of time and the knock on effects of antibiotics aren't good. Doesn't it take 6 months for the microbiome to recover after popping pills? Start watching your diet get more fermented foods and less white carbs. Make sure the house isn't overly cleaned and take out all cleaning products that arnt necessary. I cant remember the children picking up everything either perhaps they need to roll in some muck and get someone dirt under their nails. Stay strong
     
  8. If you are getting ill that often I'm surprised they have not asked for a blood test.
     
  9. Pond digger

    Pond digger Member

    Location:
    East Yorkshire
    Hmmm, then they send you the Grandchildren.:ROFLMAO:
     
  10. My wife is a teacher and is always bringing bugs & lurgies when she gets run down, usually towards the end of term (just in time for her holidays) :banghead:
     
  11. Old Boar

    Old Boar Member

    Location:
    West Wales
    You usually start with a sore throat for Scarlet Fever as it is a bacterial infection that usually follows a sore throat. I would go for some blood tests and ask for a full range, just to be sure it is not something else. There are a couple of other things that mimic the flushing skin, so get yourself checked.
     
  12. milkloss

    milkloss Member

    Location:
    East Sussex
    Thanks OB, all long cleared up now thankfully. Took maybe three days after the start of ab’s for the itchy to go but still felt rubbish for a while.

    I remember a few years ago I had orf on my thumb and got a very similar rash a some sort of secondary infection.
     

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