Adam's been wearing a brace since January. All has been well until the last couple of days when I noticed a rash on his back. It's on the opposite side to his curve (so not where the padding is to put pressure on his curve) but covers most of the area from spine to the side of his body, and from top to bottom of the brace. It's red, looks almost like sunburn, not patchy, but feels bumpy a bit like orange peel. It seems itchy when we take the brace off but he's not complaining about it otherwise.
Has anyone else seen this sort of rash? Wondering whether GP or Alder Hey....and if AH, consultant or orthotics?
Mum to Adam, age 5 and a half; idiopathic infantile scoliosis diagnosed December 2008, 1st cast November 2009 reducing curve from 44 to 31 degrees. 2nd cast February 2010 reducing to 24 degrees. 3rd Cast May 2010 reducing to 18 degrees (4th cast in July due to pressure sore). 5th cast October 2010 reducing to 14 degrees. Boston Brace fitted January 2011 onwards.