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Old 06-26-2009, 02:17 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Has anyone's kid had some or all of the rash elements but no fever? My son has a reasonably typical rash on hand, foot, bottom, extremities, but no mouth sores so far, normal small appetite, and no fever. Just wondering about the spectrum of presentation. Thanks.

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My ds never had a fever when he had hand foot and mouth. My dd had it later on and she did have a slight fever, but she never was really "sick."
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DS had the full rash, including the mouth, but wasn't 'ill'.
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All three of mine had the full blown rash including sores in the mouth but no fever. 1 refused to eat.
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Thanks all - it's reassuring to know this. The rash is expanding, but the baby is as well as can be. Me, on the other hand -- I feel fluish! Hard to believe I wouldn't have immunity to this, but there we go.
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Is it ok to nurse toddler who has this? I really don't want sores.
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You definitely won't get sores on your nipples from sores in toddler's mouth. Baby's sores can't make sores anywhere else. If you get the actual infection (as I seem to have - unusual but it happens) then you are less likely to have rash and sores than to have usual viral symptoms - fever, stomach issues, headaches, sore throat.

This is now day 5 and I am much better from low grade viral symptoms (especially stomach) and baby's rash is slowly changing, with no new spots since yesterday.

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thanks!
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