My family is suffering from some unknown virus right now. I don't particularly want to go to the doctor for it because there's not really anything they can do for a virus. I am curious what we have because it seems like more than your typical rhino-virus at work and thought someone here might recognize it.
Here are the symptoms...
Started with fatigue and low grade fever (100 to 102)
Progressed to gunky sinus and deep wet-sounding cough
Finished (I hope) with a sore throat, and itchy, red, pox-like spots all over the body, (mostly on torso, but there are a few everywhere, even in mouth)
DH has the spots primarily on his feet and hands, and in his mouth (they are painful in the mouth). Leading us to believe that it might be Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease. He has not had the gunky sinus or cough.
DS had the spots all over his bottom. We thought it was weird diaper rash at first, but then they spread to his legs. He also has spots on his feet, but not on his hands. We haven't seen any in his mouth, but he was experienceing mouth pain earlier in the week that I attributed to teething, but now think it might have been the spots. He has not had the gunky sinus or cough either.
This has been going on now for about 10 days. My husband has been going to work and the baby and I've been going to play dates, but now that we're breaking out in spots I'm worried that we might have infected people with something worrysome.
Anyone have any ideas?
Judy mom to Dash (9), Corbin (7) and Will (3) :