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Rash after being sick... Jackie Burkhart ♡ 1 child; Wisconsin 7270 posts
24th Aug '12

DS is 12 months old, he recently just got over a 3 day long fever...he didn't really have any other symptoms just a fever and today I went to change his diaper and he had little pink spots all over his belly and chest but, no where else. Is it normal to get a rash after being ill? Will it go away on his own, or does he need to see his pedi and get a prescription or can I get something OTC?



It's not super red or every where, doesn't seem to bother him..

Mother of One plus One 2 kids; Ware Shoals, South Carolina 4418 posts
24th Aug '12

When my DD was 6 months old,she had a HIGH fever for 3-5 days. No other symptoms. Then one day it slacked off and she had these small red spots (bumps?) Show up on her everywhere! It turns out she had Roseolla. Its a virus that causes high fever (hers was about 103) with no other symptoms and onve the rash takes its course the rash comes out and last for 3-4 days.

Emma and Chloe's Momma 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Crawfordsville, IN, United States 12032 posts
24th Aug '12

With both of my kids when they ran a fever they always got that rash. The lady above me got the name right. THey say it isn't suppose to itch but my youngest clawed at herself for almost 24 hours.

Mother of One plus One 2 kids; Ware Shoals, South Carolina 4418 posts
24th Aug '12

Here is what it looked like...these are the pic I posted on here for advice.



http://i1181.photobucket.com/albums/x435/motherofoneplusone/0507121208b.jpg




http://i1181.photobucket.com/albums/x435/motherofoneplusone/0507121208a.jpg



I took her to the ER,they wanted to cath her and run test. I left. I knew she didn't need a cath,she is 6 months old. I took her to her doctor the next day where they gave me amoxicillin. The 2nd day after her doc visit I took her back because of the rash.



They can't tell what it is until the rash takes place,and it doesn't until the virus has moved on.

Mr. Inappropriate 2 kids; Talofofo, GU, Guam 15032 posts
24th Aug '12

Does it look like this?



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Jackie Burkhart ♡ 1 child; Wisconsin 7270 posts
24th Aug '12

Okay, I got a picture of it.



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Mr. Inappropriate 2 kids; Talofofo, GU, Guam 15032 posts
24th Aug '12

Could be scarlet fever, did he have strep?



My son never had any strep symptoms, other than scarlet fever.

Jackie Burkhart ♡ 1 child; Wisconsin 7270 posts
24th Aug '12
Quoting Mr. Ant:" Could be scarlet fever, did he have strep? My son never had any strep symptoms, other than scarlet fever. "


I called his pedi Wednesday when he still had the fever she said, if tylenol doesn't break his fever to bring him in the next morning. He woke up without a fever and didn't get one all day yesterday or today, and this rash showed up today.

WeenieMachine 3 kids; Japan 27915 posts
24th Aug '12

My guys tend to get heat rash as they break a fever.

Mr. Inappropriate 2 kids; Talofofo, GU, Guam 15032 posts
24th Aug '12

I'd take him in to be swabbed, to see if it's strep. Your picture looks very similar to how my son looked when he had it.

Jackie Burkhart ♡ 1 child; Wisconsin 7270 posts
24th Aug '12
Quoting Mr. Ant:" I'd take him in to be swabbed, to see if it's strep. Your picture looks very similar to how my son looked when he had it."


Okay. I call her now..is it like she swabs and tells you right then if he has it?

Mr. Inappropriate 2 kids; Talofofo, GU, Guam 15032 posts
24th Aug '12
Quoting Jackie Burkhart ♡:" Okay. I call her now..is it like she swabs and tells you right then if he has it? "


There are two swab tests, one is quick but less accurate than the longer one, that's the one my son's pediatrician uses. But yeah, they'll tell you in about 15 minutes.

mama erica. 2 kids; New York 60568 posts
24th Aug '12
Quoting Jackie Burkhart ♡:" Okay, I got a picture of it. "


IMO, Roseola.



Same thing happened to my daughter. She had a fever, was miserable, then a rash came about and we took her to the doctor,t hats what it was.



They say once the rash comes through, the fever is breaking.

mama erica. 2 kids; New York 60568 posts
24th Aug '12

This was my post about it, along with a photo of my daughter with the same bumps as your LO.



At the bottom of my thread,is a link..
http://forum.baby-gaga.com/about2255272.html

Jackie Burkhart ♡ 1 child; Wisconsin 7270 posts
24th Aug '12
Quoting mama erica.:" This was my post about it, along with a photo of my daughter with the same bumps as your LO. At the bottom of my thread,is a link.. http://forum.baby-gaga.com/about2255272.html"


That's exactly what it is, thankfully it's just about over now. Your post describes what was happening with LO and how I feel, exactly. Thank you!