QUOTE (Beltie @ 11/11/2012, 03:09 PM)
Easiest way to diagnose is for a GP to look at it. A swab can be taken but is not always necessary.
If you get to the GP quickly (within 72ish hours of the rash appearing) there are medications which can reduce the duration and severity of the symptoms.
Cover the rash with a light dressing and see a GP. Good luck.
Thank you - the main patch on my hip has been there since last Tuesday, the newer bits since Friday.
It hurts quite a lot - wish it wasn't Sunday so I could get something done about the pain