12mo dd2 has a rash all over her body which came up on Saturday. It has now spread down her legs onto her feet, and this afternoon came up on her face but that has now gone down again. Her temperature went up to 38.4 last night but responded to calpol, and went up to 38 this afternoon. Again responded well to calpol. She's also a little bit snotty.
She seems pretty well in herself, except when her temperature goes up. I've been very chilled about it, on the assumption that if I take her to the doctor they will just say it's a virus and I should go away.
I'm having a sudden attack of nerves in case I've been too laid back about it. Is there anything worrying it could be? The rash is little raised red spots which you can feel with your fingers. And they do lose colour when you press them.
You're right. That's a viral rash. DS has one too at the minute. As long as it's blanchable and she is all right in herself (ie not floppy, unresponsive, cold hands and feet, sunken eyes, light aversion etc.) I'd just keep up the Calpol and see how you get on.
Tis best to turn the light on if you hear a strange noise from your child's bedroom and there is the slightest chance it might have been them hurling. Stepping in warm sick with bare feet will rarely enhance your mood
eeek, foxinsocks! I've just googled, and the description of the rash doesn't sound like dd2's. She's just got little red spots on normal looking skin, but the description of it being like sunburn sounds a bit different. phew.
you see, I was being v laissez faire and then the rash didn't go away (started off like dots but just hung around) and I took him to the docs and they were like 'OMG he's been really unwell, didn't you realise'
My top tip for co-sleepers. Make sure you've got a huge supply of old towels (charity shops are a really good source). If dc is at all off colour, spread a few on the bed and the pillow for him/her to sleep on. If the worst happens, quickly bundle them up (the towels, not the dc and tie them up in a bin bag ready to throw away. Then simply replace with new (old) towels and go back to bed. Repeat as necessary.
What wise words, seeker. I will do that tomorrow... (please dd2, don't vomit tonight)
foxinsocks, I'm nervous again now. I think I will take her to the doctor if she's still got a rash tomorrow. That'll be the third day of having a rash, so it wouldn't count as neurotic mother behaviour, would it?
think if it has been around for 3 days, you'd probably know if it was SF.
It feels rough, is bright red and pretty much covers the body (also ds was about 4 I think when he had it, dd got it at the same age so not sure if a 1 year old would still have immunity from you iyswim)
Ah, no bright red tongue here. I did check her mouth because I wondered about hand, foot & mouth.
She's pretty much the same wmmc, thanks for asking. I am waiting for the triage nurse to phone me back to decide whether she needs to see the GP. I suspect not really, as she is pottering about quite happily.
Glad to hear your DS is better! I think...
- ah. just had call from nurse, who says to bring her in. I just know we'll be told it's a viral rash and there's nothing to be done. Poor old dd1, not a very thrilling way to spend the first day of her half term holiday!
Thanks for the piriton suggestion. I have just bought some as she seems to be uncomfortable and had real trouble getting to sleep tonight. Fingers crossed it will knock it on the head as she has no other symptoms at all.