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When I picked up ds from the sitter yesterday, he was covered in a rash. I noticed that he seemed warm yest. morn when I dropped him off, but I didn't think much about it. He is covered from the bottom of his feet to his neck :shock: My first reaction was measles, but he has had his vac. for that. I let my mom look at it and she said it looked like roseola (sp?) to her. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this b/c I havent. Our older ds never had anything like this so it's new to me. This morning it has started to come onto his face and it beginning to feel raised. Yesterday you could not feel it at all. His temp has not gotten over 100 so I'm not taking him to the dr. Any suggestions???
07-18-2006, 08:45 AM
Temp or not, I'd take him to the doctor Immediatly! The rashes can be first signs of bigger problems sometimes and the earlier you catch them, the better! Plus, running a temp at all is a sign of a problem in kids.
07-18-2006, 11:04 AM
There are a lot of viruses that come with rashes and fevers. They just have to run their course. You know your child. If he is acting unusal, quits eating, has any symtoms you consider alarming be sure to take him in. If it makes you feel better run it by your nurse at your pediatrician's office. It isn't considered a fever unless it is 100 degrees or higher. Keep a close watch. I wouldn't worry about it. I had TONS of rashes and HIGH fevers and no long term effects wit hall 4 of mine. But always better safe than sorry if you are concerned; and a phone call costs you nothing! :P
07-18-2006, 12:05 PM
I'll be praying for your child. It kind of sound like Roseola to me too but it could one of many things. I would let the dr. look at it if it is not better today or atleast give them a call. Best of luck. Stephanie
07-18-2006, 01:53 PM
I would definitely take him to the doc...
Roseola is usually accompanied by a VERY high fever... 104-105... so I don't think that is what it would be...
07-18-2006, 07:46 PM
I would go to the doctors just to be on the safe side. My daughter had roseola when she was a baby and her body was also covered red spots and she had a fever (although i don't think she had a very high fever) anyhow the doctor said it would go away on her own and it did.
07-18-2006, 08:18 PM
It doesn't sound like roseola. Does it itch? Are there welts, like hives? Did you change detergents, soaps? Just some ???'s. If his fever goes above 101 I would def. call Doc. Will be praying [prayer]
07-18-2006, 10:56 PM
I would take my child to the Dr., only becoz of my exp.
One time Dh and DS had fevers, sore throats, and sandpaper type rashes.
Turns out they had scarlet fever! Which left untreated can cause serious problems later on. Who would have guessed??? My opinion is 'It's better to be safe, than sorry.'
We have something here, you can call an 800# and talk with a nurse, and she askes all kinds of questions, and helps you decide if it is serious enough for the Dr., or emerg. or not. Anything like that where you live?
I was gonna say Scarlet Fever....I had it when I was little without the fever and without any other symptoms......Ah well.....got to skip school for a few days :lol:
Hope you figure it out soon....My daughter's allergic to just about every detergent,soap,and lotion every mixed together so we deal with lots of rashes here..
Well I took Ian to the dr today. He has Hand, Foot & Mouth disease. It is a virus that gives them blisters in their mouth and a red rash on their hands and feet. Especially between their fingers and toes. Except Ian has it all over. The only place that does not have a rash now is his scalp!! :( But it dosen't seem to bother him. Doesn't itch or hurt anyway. The ones in his mouth and down his throat do hurt and he is not eating as well, but that's to be expected. His fever is gone, but the rash will probably last for about 7-10 days according to the dr. So we are going on 3 days w/it today. I am glad I took him in. DH said better to know exactly what it was instead of keeping wondering. Thanks for all your prayers and support. It means a lot.
07-19-2006, 07:53 PM
DS had hand, foot and mouth disease when he was little, I thought he would never start eating again. he didn't have the rash all over, maybe just alittle bit on his hands, but he had sores in his mouth and throat that were almost bleeding! Poor baby, I will keep him in my prayers.