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any ideas?

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Lcw29 · 22/11/2023 06:39

My son is 3 and yesterday started oughing non stop but come the evening he's got a red angry rash around his mouth. He's now got a fever, been visibly shivering on and off, tummy ach etc... he's got ill very quickly. I'm calling the doctor at 8 but any ideas? He cries everytime he coughs.

any ideas?
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DustyLee123 · 22/11/2023 06:41

Have a look in his throat for white spots. Does he have a sand paper rash on his body?

DustyLee123 · 22/11/2023 06:42

Have a Google of impetigo and hand/foot/mouth too.

PricklyPear1234 · 22/11/2023 06:42

Lcw29 · 22/11/2023 06:39

My son is 3 and yesterday started oughing non stop but come the evening he's got a red angry rash around his mouth. He's now got a fever, been visibly shivering on and off, tummy ach etc... he's got ill very quickly. I'm calling the doctor at 8 but any ideas? He cries everytime he coughs.

Hand, foot & mouth would be my guess.. but speak to a doctor

Lcw29 · 22/11/2023 06:49

He wont let me look in his mouth as it hurts. He wouldn't even take calpol . Had to force it. No rash anywhere else. But his lip is swollen a little . He's prone to tonsillitis but not had these symptoms before. Poor little man. I hate it

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Hurdygurdy12 · 22/11/2023 06:53

Possibly scarlet fever. Def talk to docs.

Lcw29 · 22/11/2023 10:43

Currently on our way to hospital as paramedics came out and weren't happy with how lethargic he is and his sugars are low.

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Lcw29 · 22/11/2023 14:50

The doctor took one look at his face abd said scarlet fever so he's starting antibiotics. We're home but now got to get him to drink which is a challenge!

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DustyLee123 · 22/11/2023 17:20

Try ice lollies to get some fluids in him too.

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