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I've spent a bit of time trawling the net but I am a bit frantic and hope you won't mind helping this Mum out. I am mostly concerned about my friend we were around all this weekend, she is 26.5 weeks pregnant.
My 18mo DD has a slight high temp at times over the past few days - I'd guess starting about 4 or 5 days ago. Yesterday and today she felt normal, and this morning I have noticed a pin prick rash on her chest and back. She has been more tired and whingy. I put this down to the fact she'd been babysat for four days in a row, which is totally out of the usual for us. She has also lost her appetite, but has eaten a little last night and today. I think her throat is sore, as she is holding food in her mouth and leaving it there.
She is breastfed and has never been vax'd. I give her 1000mg of sodium ascorbate (vitC) and one capsule of pro-biotics every breaskfast - obviously while she has beeen off her food I havent been able to get this into her. I tried to up her vitc in response to the fever but as she wasn't taking much food I was unsuccessful.
This sounds most like measles yeah? The timing of the fever and rash? Could it be something else rashy? I am taking her to the Dr for a diagnosis this afternoon but wouldn't mind others learned opinions.
My other questions:
What's the real risk for my friend? She thinks she had it as a child. Every page I open just has a one or two liner about the defects it can cause
How do i find REAL information?
Now for my DD - just keep up the vitc and get some Vit A into her? What's the best form of vit A? How much?
I'm taking her to the dr for a diagnosis but not treatment, if she contiues to seem not too bad, is it ok to give all the other natural treatments a miss or should I do them now instead of if it gets worse? She isn't too sick IMO.