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A 29-year-old female asked:

My 14 month old daughter has been bleeding from her privates. took her to the doctor he said he thinks she cut herself. shss still bleeding and has developed a spotted rash everywhere now we has a fever. rectal temp 45 min ago was 100.3. rectal temp 10 mi

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 57 years experience
Vaginal bleeding: Please see a pediatrician or bring her to the ed (emergency department) for further evaluation. 14-month-olds just don't "cut themselves". I hate to bring it up but there's something fishy going on.
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Viral illness?: If she is comfortable & in no distress, support her by allowing her private areas to heal by soaking her in a tepid bath with some baking soda to enhance healing of her "cut." watch to see how other symptoms affect her over time. I would not give medication for her temperature unless she was fussy, irritable, uncomforatble. This may be a viral illness with rash, fever & evolving other sx's.
Last updated May 4, 2014


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