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Rashes On Babies After Fever
Infant had fever about 2 days up to 102.7 finally broke on day 2 but now has rash on head chest back and cries almost constantly?
Common patters: A lot of infant viral infections will have fever for a few days and end in a generalized rash. Some have names based on location and type of rash, but they are expected and rather benign.I'd consider the crying evidence it is not finished.As long as the kid takes fluids well and plays occasionally you can monitor at home.If not drinking the kid should be seen. ...Read more
My infant daughter has a reddish lump that blanches on her upper thigh. I am not sure if this is a bruise or a rash? She has no fever or other symptom
Needs eval: Reddish lump in an infant could be a vascular swelling or abormality sometimes. It can also be bruising due to trauma. If is not not painful (diffult to tell in an infant ) and no fever is present, swelling is usually not an infection. Make sure her pediatrician evaluates her swelling. ...Read more
Stuffy nose, headache and rash on part of belly.Breastfeeding infant and he got a fever of 101 and today has a similar rash. Did he get it from my mik?
Can a baby with after fever who has rashes all over the body to use fan or should he be using aircon in a room?
After his fever subside, my 5month old baby starts to have lots of rashes all over him, will it go away or what should I apply? Calamine lotion?
Baby developed a wet cough that gets worse at night. checked lungs and ears just two days ago and everything was clear. no fever or rashes. active too?
2 year old son is running fever & complains leg hurts. No rashes, eats very little but drinking, weak, was around baby who was vomiting & fever. Day?
Hi, my baby is 7 months old and he had a fever for 3 days and after that rashes came out on his face,stomach and arms ,even on his head.what can I do?
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1Yo5M baby having red spots rashes on body--front chest, abdo, ear left ear. Is not particular itchy--no scratch. Had fever for 4 days last week?
Rash: A picture may help? This is an infection called rosella where a rash breaks out in this location after 3-5 days of high fever. All the best. ...Read more
My 21month baby has measle like rashes all over the face, his chest, his belly and extremities. But no fever, runny nose and teary eyes.
Rash: It is really hard to diagnose rash on the body of a baby. It is better to see your pediatrician about this rash, especially if it this extensive rash ...Read more
See a doctor!: There are many different potential causes of this. No one here can possibly answer your question with the limited information you provide but we can all agree that you should take your baby to a doctor as soon as possible. No matter how much info you give, it is extremely difficult to diagnose a rash without a doctor seeing it, preferably in person. ...Read more
ER: Take your baby to the Emergency Room right away for evaluation please ...Read more
When a baby has roseola, is it normal to fever coming back when the body is still covered with rash? Or should it be high only before rash appears?
Infection: It most likely is viral, but without seeing the rash or description of rash i wouldn't be able to say more. ...Read more
Viral exanthum: Rashes associated with fever in children are often caused by viral infections. We call these 'exanthums'. These rashes are generally harmless and go away when the infection resolves. Rashes associated with very high fevers, lethargy, rapid progression, vomiting or other concerning symptom require immediate evaluation. Rash associated with sore throat can be Strep infection & requires Rx meds. ...Read more
Viral Exanthum : The level of contagion drops significantly once a child has been fever free without medications for 24 hours. Viral rashes often take much longer to resolve but should not prohibit school or daycare attendance. An exception would be chickenpox, which should be considered contagious until all lesions are scanned and dry. ...Read more
Viral exanthum: Rashes associated with fever in children are often caused by viral infections. We call these 'exanthums'. These rashes are generally harmless and go away when the infection resolves. However, rashes associated with very high fevers, lethargy, rapid progression, vomiting or other concerning symptom require immediate evaluation. ...Read more
Child has fifths disease. After rash on cheeks, went away and rash on lower body. Suddenly onset of fever. Something different or normal?
Normal: The fever, while usually with the rash in Fifth's disease, can occur at any point in the illness. SO your child's development of the fever now is certainly within the normal course of the illness. Have them stay away from pregnant people if at all possible until completely back to normal health. ...Read more
Should a child with rocky mountain spotted fever play with other children while they have a rash?
Not infectious: Doesn't spread person to person.Get a more detailed answer ›
What do you suggest if my child had a high fever for 3 days then after fever left she got a rash all over what could it be?
Roseola: This sounds like a classic description of roseola. It is a viral childhood disease that usually peaks in incidence in the summer months, but can happen any time of year. Pretty much it's as you describe. A few days of fever, then fever breaks and rash appears. Rash resolves within a week. Once rash appears, child no longer contagious. Usually kids get it before age 3. ...Read more
My child has teeth comming out she had a low fever last night today she has a rash comming up on most of her body is this normal?
If a child has strep & gets scarlet fever, will the rash show up immediately when the symptoms start or can it take a few days for the rash to start?
Usually soon: The rash producing chemical that is generated by the strep is created after the start of the infection when it has reproduced in enough numbers to make the rash toxin.Studies suggest it will be evident by 12 hours after the appearance of fever in the illness.Not all strep will produce the rash, only those with the extra dna to make the extra toxin. ...Read more
My 15 months baby had very high fever for 3 days that exceeded 104 fahrh..Now she has no fever but her body is full of rash with red spots. What to do?
8 month 3 weeks old baby, pink rash appeared on front torso this morning, skin feels rough, looks like roseola rash, NO fever. What could it be?
Virus: Viruses (especially the summer time viruses) can cause rashes with or without fevers. Strep can cause a rash that is rough, usually on the stomach (uncommon under age 2). Heat rash can also cause a bumpy pink rash on the abdomen. I would have the baby seen to be sure nothing serious is going on. ...Read more
I have a 2 month old baby and my friend's daughter had a fever and now a rash. Dr said roseola and she's no longer contagious.can she come visit?
Yes, and wash hands!: If your friend's daughter is no longer contagious there is no reason for her not to visit. Avoid having people that are obviously sick around the baby; however, you can't live in a bubble. All contact carries some risk of transmission of a communicable illness (often before the person knows they are getting sick) - wash hands well and relax a bit. Has your baby had their 2 month vaccinations? ...Read more
Advice for a cranky baby that's teething? He has never been cranky. No fever. He is 6 months old and drools to the point where a bit of mouth rash
Teething. : Teething pain can make babies cranky, but it shouldn't be as bad as it sounds. 6 months usually means first teeth; I'm guessing. Drooling can also be a sign of sore throat, even without fever. If pain medicine isn't working; see your doctor. If the rash is on the skin around the mouth; try some ointment, to try to keep it waterproofed. If is on the lips or inside the mouth; it's not from teething. ...Read more
My baby of 7 months has spots or like rash type over body he does not have anything behind the ears no fever but keeps spreading started on sholders?
Needs evaluation: Unable to determine the cause of the rash by this description. Need to follow up in person with baby's doctor. ...Read more
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