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#1 of 3 Old 09-20-2008, 02:27 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My son had a few days of 101-102 fever, which stopped, but now he has a red rash only on his stomach, back (including rear end), and head. No trace of it on arms or legs.

It seems to be itchy, he rubs his head a lot.

It is not chicken pox. It is a flat rash, but slightly rough. He also has a runny nose and is fussier than he normally is. His fever has not returned.

Is there anything going around that sounds similar? I kind of wondered if it was measles, but it isn't all over, and when I had the measles (I got them even though fully vaccinated, in high school), I had a much higher fever the entire time I had a rash, so I don't think it could be measles. Plus, it isn't all over him.

Anyone have any ideas?
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Sounds to me like Roseola. The key dx factor is that the fever goes away and a rash develops after. My DS had this earlier this summer around 16 mos. It's nothing to worry about and will go away easily enough.
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My LOs always seem to get weird rashes- I never know if it's something to worry about. I was searching for info awhile back and found this Dr. Sears website on rashes:

http://www.askdrsears.com/html/8/T082900.asp


I found it helpful to r/o anything serious! The PP mentioned Roseola- in this info it says: Dr. Sears Clue: Roseola is about the only virus in which the rash appears after the fever breaks.

HTH!
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