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Old 06-13-2008, 10:37 AM   #1
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fever, than rash

My baby girl is 14 months old and for the last 4 days she has had a fever of about 100.9 101 but she is still eating, playing, sleeping through the night, she has been a bit fussy but nothing horrible. About a week and a half to two weeks ago she had a very bad cold well cold like symptoms my family isnt one to run to the doctor alot but i am becoming concerned. Today and her fever is gone she had a slight fever yesturday but not today but today i noticed she has a rash most of the rash is on her face and neck but it is also on her stomac and back does anyone know what this could be????

 
Old 06-13-2008, 02:24 PM   #2
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Re: fever, than rash

Perhaps roseola?

 
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Old 06-14-2008, 05:26 AM   #3
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Re: fever, than rash

Fifth disease begins with a low-grade fever, headache, and mild cold-like symptoms (a stuffy or runny nose). These symptoms pass, and the illness seems to be gone until a rash appears a few days later. The bright red rash typically begins on the face. Several days later, the rash spreads and red blotches (usually lighter in color) extend down to the trunk, arms, and legs. The rash usually spares the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. As the centers of the blotches begin to clear, the rash takes on a lacy net-like appearance. Kids younger than 10 years old are most likely to get the rash.
disease is caused by a virus, and it cannot be treated with antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections. Although antiviral medicines do exist, there are currently none available that will treat fifth disease. In most cases, this is such a mild illness that no medicine is necessary.

Usually, kids with fifth disease feel fairly well and need little home treatment other than rest. After the fever and mild cold symptoms have passed, there may be little to treat except any discomfort from the rash itself. If your child has itching from the rash of fifth disease, ask the doctor for advice about relieving discomfort. The doctor may also recommend acetaminophen for fever or joint pain

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