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Toddler high temp, vomiting, bright red legs

(19 Posts)
MakeTeaNotWar Mon 12-May-14 14:51:29

DS is 19 months - he's with DH as I'm at work 2 hours away :-(

Doc app at 5.30 but he's throwing up, his tummy seems to be hurting, temp is over 39 and his legs are bright red as if with sun burn - any ideas?

MostlyMama Mon 12-May-14 14:52:13


hairylittlegoblin Mon 12-May-14 14:57:09

Yes, would echo Mama. If the GP can't see them now as an emergency I'd go straight to a and e.

Hope he's okay, you must be worried being that far away thanks

MakeTeaNotWar Mon 12-May-14 14:57:27

I am at work, he's on his way to doc with his father - I was wondering if anyone knew what red legs could mean while I'm here anxious to get home. No need to be so bloody rude.

MakeTeaNotWar Mon 12-May-14 14:58:00

Thank you goblin thanks

ThisFenceIsComfy Mon 12-May-14 15:00:19

Woah he has an appointment at 5.30 if you read the OP.

Take caps lock off and calm down

hairylittlegoblin Mon 12-May-14 15:01:11

Could be related to the high temperature or a viral rash or possibly an underlying skin infection. GP will hopefully be able to make an assessment and go from there. Sorry, not very helpful but skin things can be tricky.

cheeseandpineapple Mon 12-May-14 15:08:02

I'd be inclined to take him to A&E rather than wait until 5.30pm appointment as that's still a couple of hours off and they can see at a glance if he needs immediate attention.

MostlyMama Mon 12-May-14 15:18:35


MostlyMama Mon 12-May-14 15:19:09

Tell DH to take him to his nearest walk in centre, I wouldnt wait till 5:30

hellymelly Mon 12-May-14 15:23:21

Hope your DS is ok op, I agree not to wait for the appointment, but it sounds from your later post as though your DH has gone straight to the docs?

MakeTeaNotWar Mon 12-May-14 15:28:54

Yes he's going to try to get seen sooner.

Sorry for snapping too Mama blush, just feel v anxious I was shcoked to hear about his legs

BuzzardBird Mon 12-May-14 15:33:04

Poor all of you sad Hope he is ok. Take care driving home.

QuizzicalCat Mon 12-May-14 15:35:51

Is the rash on his legs bumpy op? Scarlet Fever is doing the rounds at the moment, a friends little boy had it and dds nursery has a warning up at the moment as there have been two cases in children who go there.

Red rash starting in one area, temperature and vomiting are all symptoms.

Hope he's okay whatever it is.

QuizzicalCat Mon 12-May-14 15:38:58

The nhs leaflet we were given says the rash looks like sunburn too.

Treatment is ten days course of antibiotics, and sufferers usually feel better after four to five days.

hellymelly Mon 12-May-14 20:43:16

Hope your DS is ok op.

LackaDAISYcal Mon 12-May-14 20:46:07

I was going to say scarlet fever. No doubt he will have seen the GP now though; I hope he is OK.

MakeTeaNotWar Mon 12-May-14 22:28:19

Thanks everyone - I still haven't seen him as got back from work so late but seems to be sleeping peacefully. GP didn't think it was scarlet fever, just said to keep an eye so fingers crossed he wakes up a bit better tomorrow

hairylittlegoblin Mon 12-May-14 22:37:36

Hope you all get a restful night. Glad he's okay.

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