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18 month old body rash. Should I worry?

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My son who is 18 months old has a smooth rash that started just last night, behind his ears and on his neck, and has spread to his chest/tummy and his back. It's light red and it's splotchy. He has a cough (not a dry cough),a runny nose, and he hasn't been eating as much as usual, but I've kept his fluids up, as well as still breastfeeding. He had a fever that just broke about a day ago. The fever lasted about 3 days, and he finally seems to be feeling better, but just has this rash now. The rash isn't causing him any grief at all, it's not itchy and he is acting quite normal.

 

I did some reading on Roseola, seems pretty common. But does this sound like that? Also, when should I worry and take him to see a doctor?

 

Thank you so much, for taking time to help the Mama's in the world!


Edited by Mama4life14 - 5/19/11 at 3:37pm
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Sounds like Roseola and is nothing to worry about.  I can't give you all the parameters on WHEN to worry, but at this point it sounds fine.

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Oh good!! Thank you Dr Sears. I am very appreciative of your quick response.

 

God bless you :)

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