Measles Or Virus

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shelly - March 13

Hi girls. my ds frankie been not well for 4 days or so,Seemed like teething at first.Hes almost 8 months.We took him to the emergency gp centre sat eve because he had high temp.then yesterday he came out in a crop of spots all over his back tummy neck and now there is a few on his feet and face.Took hin to the docs this morning and he said there is a chance it could be either measles or a virus like roseala[typo] but couldnt tell me what,he said its definatly some kind of virus thank goodness his temps have been fine yesterday and today but he will fight sleep and have been crying for 4 days.today is the 5th day and im at my wits end thro lack of sleep and because i cant console him. the doc said bring him back if your worried but theres no treatment for either measles or viral infections. he has been eating some solids but dosent want milk and its been a fight to get him to drink anything else. the doctor made me feel intimidated and i forgot to ask all the questions i would have donre otherwises. anyway thanks girls for reading. does anyone know much about measles such as how long the spots last etc and about any other similar virus with spots and rashes. all he told me was keep him away from children and pregnant women just in case.

 

Kristin11 - March 13

My daughter just got over something like this. She was running a high fever and tired all the time and wouldnt eat, then broke out into a full body rash, kind of looked like little red pimples(no puss). Just pin point sized spots. It felt like sandpaper to the touch. They gave her antibiotics at the doctors and told me she has a throat infection and it was what caused the rash, The antibiotic made the rash go away and she has been fine for a while now. My co-workers son just had this recently too.

 

shelly - March 13

Thanks kristin ,these spots are the same consistancy as you describe that your daughter had. the doc checked his throat and his ears they were fine.the worst is not knwing what it is . glad your daughter feeling better. the stresses of motherhood lol.

 

shelly - March 13

the doc was useless.he said theres a chance its measles but could also be a virus like rosealola[lol] he wouldnt commit himself to either and he was very vague and he said that theres no specific treatment for either of these or any other virus as antibiotics wont help.so frustrating.i will be giving him tepid baths.his temp seems ok now.hoping hes over the worst now the rash has come out.its his first illness and i think the 1st always the worst.thanks very much kristin x

 

Kristin11 - March 13

You welcome, i wish there was more i could do. If your baby seems itchy too sometimes a nice oatmeal bath can soothe the skin. I swear dont you wonder why we give dr's so much money? lol

 

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