I noticed my 11 week old's scrotum getting red about 2 days ago. Then yesterday he came down with a very high fever (ranging from 101-104.2). Our pediatrician sent us to the ER b/c my baby was so fussy and inconsolable. They did blood and urine tests and finally a spinal tap to rule out meningitis. Everything came back fine so they think it's just a virus. Now he's got a rash all over his body. I'm feeling optimistic about it all because he's eating well and has brief periods of smiling during his fussy awake time.
But what I think is so weird is how bright red and kind of shiny his scrotum is. And how no one can give me an answer that makes sense to me. It started out just on the left side but is now on both sides, the left side being the brightest red though. No one seems concerned about it (they said it's just a diaper rash) and they don't seem to think it has anything to do with his fever. But he has never had a diaper rash, not even a spot of it so I think it's strange that suddenly he has this on his scrotum (no where else) and then gets a high fever. I've been told to put nothing on it and also to put vaseline on it. I can't get a straight answer. Has anyone seen a diaper rash just on the scrotum? Any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks!!