I am so worried.
My 13 year old son has come home from school with a rash all over his arms. He wore a short sleeve shirt to school today and it’s been sunny.
I guess like all Mum’s with lupus, every time something happens to them, I think oh my goodness, I’ve given them lupus. They all have dry skin. My eldest gets hay fever which is how I started. I had allergies and terrible dry skin as a child. But daughter gets recurrent UTIs. So it’s always on my mind, along with the nagging guilt.
But my middle boy had a rash on his legs last week. I’ve also noticed he has sores on the tips of his ears, crusty. I had those from the sun when diagnosed.
Then today this. He said he had it this morning before school. I didn’t notice. He’s been for a long cycle ride with my husband yesterday and sat outside for lunch and then food at home in the evening.
So this rash has got worse today at school, again outside at break and lunch.
I hadn’t mentioned it to my husband. I was scared to say it out loud. I tried a couple of times but wimped out.
But this rash today is bad and I think it’s photosensitive so I’ve messaged him in work - he spends his days in meetings so wouldn’t answer his phone anyway.
We’ll have to talk tonight.
I haven’t told my son what I think, that’s it photosensitive as he is a hugely anxious child and worried about his body, school, tests, growing up, you name it he worried, etc already.
I’ll take him to the GP tomorrow.
I am so scared for him. I feel sick.
What do you think of this rash?