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Who woudl like to internet diagnose DS2?

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Doctor's appt in half an hour. Meanwhile:

Highish temp, 40 last night, but ok after Calpol.

NO cold or anything. Bit of diarrhoea.

Rash EVERYWHERE. LIttle raised red spots. Started on his chest, then cheek, now all over everywhere.

Whaddya reckon?

Oh, he's 2 and a half.

Cocolepew Wed 04-Jun-14 10:16:53

<collects medical degree>

ManchesterAunt Wed 04-Jun-14 10:19:18



I think you are probably right.

Rashes make me twitchy.

Is teh doctor going to roll her eyes at me?

ikeaismylocal Wed 04-Jun-14 10:19:54

Maybe 3 day fever? Although I think it's more normal to have the fever for a few days and then the rash.

I hope he feels better soon.

It's not the pox, he's had that, and they're not pox spots, they are little tiny red bumps all over.

He had the fever since Monday evening and the spots started last night.

Madlizzy Wed 04-Jun-14 10:21:26

Viral rash.

BananaBeforeBed Wed 04-Jun-14 10:22:20

Viral infection.

crimsonwitch Wed 04-Jun-14 10:30:41

Scarletina type rash caused by streptococcus bacteria. At least that's what my dd had. The rash was tiny spots that felt like sandpaper when you ran your hand across it. Do i get a prize if I win? <hopeful>

We are off to the GP now. I'm sure she will indeed roll her eyes and tell me it's a virus.

I never know whether I'm being over anxious when they're poorly, I'm rubbish at this bit of parenting.

My sister ignored a rash and fever for a week and it turned out to be Kawasaki disease and DN was very very ill.

Prizes are of course on offer!

brew and cake and biscuit

orangepudding Wed 04-Jun-14 10:38:15

Measles, though that starts in the face then spreads to the body.

Shonajay Wed 04-Jun-14 10:40:22

The doctor is out of order if you get told off- I'd take him too.

Coughle Wed 04-Jun-14 10:42:08

Could be 5th disease, otherwise known as slapped cheek syndrome

TortoiseUpATreeAgain Wed 04-Jun-14 10:44:06

Scarlet fever, maybe.

Or a non-specific viral rash. What does his tongue look like?

ikeaismylocal Wed 04-Jun-14 10:44:07

One of the symptoms of the 3 day fever is that the child has an alarmingly high fever but is often completly fine. My ds was his usual ball of energy, just very hot.

Well, that was quick and painless, doctor is quite happy that it's a viral rash, he's fine in himself and no temp now, and he didn't tut at me or anything...

Cocolepew Wed 04-Jun-14 11:01:00

Is my cheque in the post?

Glad its nothing serious and you didn't get tutted at smile


(much calmer now)

HappyMedium Wed 04-Jun-14 12:05:07

Probably "just" a virus, to be treated with TLC. Hope he is better soon.

HappyMedium Wed 04-Jun-14 12:06:07

Oh, i'm too late in my diagnosis. Glad he is ok.

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