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Toddler with unexplained rash for a week now, what do you think?

(6 Posts)
Catsu Thu 08-Nov-12 12:00:49

dd is 14 months
A week ago she became un well, stopped eating, had high temp and a red rash, I took her to the dr on Monday who gave antibiotics for very red ears and throat. Each day since then, although the throat and ear are better (no temperature and she is more comfortable in herself although still not eating), the rash has got worse.
I took her back to the dr yesterday. He said he doesn't know what the rash is although ruled out chicken pox, hand foot and mouth, scarlet fever and meningitis.
The rash is completely covering her feet, legs and bum, hands, arms and her chin. Nothing on chest, tummy or back. It's big red blistery spots. Not itchy but she is walking oddly so the ones on her feet are sore.
Dr said it's nothing serious but if worse by Friday then he will send us up the hospital to have tests to see exactly what it is.
Today, the ones on her face have faded but there are more up her legs. She has also started being very sick since last night.
Am waiting on return phone call from dr to see what they think.
Should I be worried? Anyone had anything similar?

expatinscotland Thu 08-Nov-12 12:04:01

Not had anything similar but I'd ask to see another doctor.

Catsu Thu 08-Nov-12 14:07:25

Thanks :-)
I've just made an appt with a different dr for later today

expatinscotland Thu 08-Nov-12 17:31:42

How did it go, Catsu? Hope you got some answers.

Catsu Thu 08-Nov-12 19:37:08

Thanks for asking :-)
Dr thinks probably an allergic reaction to the antibiotics so have stopped that antibiotic now.
She's eaten a tiny bit of dinner and no sick since lunch time so fingers crossed she will improve over night!

expatinscotland Thu 08-Nov-12 22:09:20

If it's a reaction, Cats, you need to make another appointment to discuss and make sure it's included on her notes.

I'm glad she's not being sick and you got another opinion.

I hope she continues to improve. Don't be afraid to see other doctors or even wait and go to after-hours GP via NHSDirect/24.

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