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#1 of 3 Old 03-25-2014, 09:28 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm probably just freaking myself out but my son woke in the night with a fever. I didn't take his temp but I can tell it's not high. I should add He is fully unvaccinated and he is 17 months. He has no other symptoms, no cough, he's happy, no runny nose. I'm concerned though bc he has like six little dots on his face. They are small like a pin prick size but they do not go away when pressed on. I always do the press test when my kids have a rash bc I always assume the worse! I have extreme anxiety. He doesn't seem to have a stiff neck. He is very tired though. He asked for his nap which he never does and asked for it about an hour early. Am I just overreacting?

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I have heard that the main home-test for Meningitis is the stiff neck. Have your son try to touch the tip of his chin to his neck (or do it for him). If he can't, go to the ER immediately. I have no idea if meningitis could present without a stiff neck, though. There are several other conditions that have rashes. But if it's just a few dots? I'd watch it another day. If it's still there call your pedi, if for no other reason than peace of mind.


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Thanks...he ended up being fine! Just me worrying too much.

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