Monday, September 21, 2009

Viral Rash


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This is at least the 2nd time Sophie has been sick and had a rash. In both cases (last Spring I think was the last time) the rash developed after 3 - 4 days of fever. The fever is gone, but symptoms of a cold remain (runny nose, low energy, VERY whiny and clingy, etc.). She doesn't sleep well and eats very little. Then this rash breaks out. She lost over 1.5 lbs last week. Her ped says it's just a viral rash and mentioned the coxsackie virus, but from what I see, it looks more like Roseola. Plus the rash happens after the fever breaks. So come on you wise parents. Have you dealt with this? Do any of your kids with Ds see this more often as neither Alexander or Helena (knock on wood) have had this? Her skin is much clearer, she's less snotty and eating again today. We're back to better sleeping and higher energy as well.

8 comments:

Beverly said...

sounds more like Roseola.

Noah broke out just like that a few years ago but from an allergic reaction to antibiotic with sulfu in it. DO NOT GIVE SULFA TO A CHILD WITH DS!

I hope she is feeling better soon!

Amy said...

Barbies daughter Em gets this all time - no explanation. She looked horrible the last go round. Larkin will get this type of look with strep throat but it stays on her face and I've grown to know what that look is.

Poor sweet girl.

Stephanie said...

Are 5ths disease and Roseola the same thing? That is what my nephew would get and it was diagnosed as 5ths. I don't think there is much that can be done other than baths and tylenol. Poor baby. Hope she is better soon.

Talked to the Hands (funny) yesterday. Can't wait to see you guys at the Buddy Walk! Look for the Cowboys. :)

Lacey said...

Jax has never gotten that. so I'm not much help.

ABandCsMom said...

Never seen anything quite like that. Sorry. After looking at the photos of her tummy, my first thought was an allergic reaction. Doesn't look red enough for Roseola. My oldest daughter had that and her face/cheecks were bright and I mean bright red.

Hope you're able to get some answers as to just what in the world is going on.

Tom P. said...

Mikey used to get this all the time when he was little. We haven't seen it in years, though.

JRS said...

BEVERLY- No Sulfu. Got it.
AMY- 'All the time' does not sound like much fun.
STEPHANIE- All Soph took was ibuprofen, but it seemed to help. You'll see me at registration. Can't wait.
LACEY- I'm glad to hear it.
ABandCsmom- I guess she just may be prone to a rash after a few days of fever, at least at this age. Doc says not to worry.
TOM P. - Here's hoping it passes with age.

Anonymous said...

Well hunny...my kids do not have ds but they were SERIOUS rash getters! Both of them...Car a little more then Lane but still. Dr's never really knew why...if it doesn't go away in a few days...get back to us, we will look further. Thanks for the help! LOL!! It always went away but come back on occasion until they were 3 or 4 or so. Now they are both rash free! Good luck and patience to you!
love,
the prairie