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Old 06-14-2005, 06:39 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My 4yo dd has had a high fever (101-102F) for a few days and this morning I noticed some light red spots on her feet, very small, kinda look like pressure spots from her fleece blanket. Later I realized that there are more of them and that they have spread to her hands/forearms too (although they could have been there earlier, and I didn't notice them) Is this the beggining of chicken pox? Roseola?? I have no insurance and can't afford an un-needed visit to the doc's office!! Any advice is greatly appreciated!!!
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Old 06-14-2005, 08:45 PM - Thread Starter
 
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anyone??
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sounds like it could be chickenpox. Or just a rash from a virus.

hope she feels better soon!

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Hey Crystal,
I think I've seen you since you wrote this, but I just wanted to know if you ever figured out what it was?
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hand, foot, and mouth disease?

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hand, foot, and mouth disease?
Yes, that is exactly what I was thinking. The medical name is coxsackie disease (sp?). It is viral, so there is no treatment that I know of other than to let it run it's course and make your dd feel comfortable - lots of fluids, rest, Vit. C, etc. You could google it for more info.

I hope your dd is feeling better soon.

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I went to nurse dd at lunch today and they announced that there was a case of HFM disease--same symptoms you mentioned. There are only 4 babes in the day care room. Last week dd had a fever and diarrhea. Yesterday and today another baby was out with fever and diarrhea. If dd had spots on her feet and hands, I didn't notice, but she gets eczema if you just look at her funny, so I don't notice rashes much anymore. I have a feeling she got it, but a mild case.

So now I'm wondering. Crystal, when was the last time we saw each other? :LOL
Once you see the spots and the fever it's no longer contaigious, so I'm wondering if Kayla had it when she went to Bea's party. I haven't noticed any fever in Bea. Maybe it bypassed her and got Ingrid.

At any rate, I got 2 extra days off over the long weekend since Ingrid was sick, so if this is the case, thanks!
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