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{I also posted this in the vaccine forum because I thought they might have some guesses too....}<br><br>
For the past 3 or 4 days, DS has has little red bumps all over his body, mostly on the back of his neck and on the scalp, on the forehead, and on his arms and legs. Each day there seems to be more of them. Could this be the start of chicken pox? Or something else? He's just starting to scratch once in a while too.<br><br>
He's already had roseola (sp?) about a month ago, which I was told by our doc is the lowest form of the measles.(Apparently theres 3 or 4 degrees of measles)<br><br>
I'm using the same soap on him as I have been since he was born, so it doesn't seem to be that. Any guesses or thoughts? Thanks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Can you post a picture?
 

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No, sorry.
 

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To the posters that were wondering about my DS, I'll apparently have to post here later since my thread in vaccinations was closed by the moderator. The reason I posted there in the 1st place is because I know the ladies there are knowledgable about those diseases, and I figured I'd get more responses there. (Which I did)<br><br>
I'll post later to let you know. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Hi again, no one has to respond to this, but I just wanted to let the people who were wondering about DS know that I took him to our family doc.<br><br>
He said the itchy red bumps were just from the heat outside, possibly from him sweating sometimes. (DS gets warm pretty easily) So I'll just make sure he stays cool, and he said to put a little baking soda in his bath, and they should go away.
 

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isn't that irritating? you'd think you could post where you'll get responses, and not always necessarily SO on-topic. I think anything related to VPD's should be able to be on the vaccine board.<br><br>
anyway, I wondered if you had put sunscreen on your son bbefore the rash started. my son's diagnoses of 99.9% sure it was chicken pox turned out to be an allergic reaction as was my friend's son--we used the same melaleuca sun screen. they both used the same sunscreen last summer (same bottle) without having a reaction, but something in it's composition changed over the winter I guess.<br><br>
I am so mad, too, his spots looked EXACTLY like chicken pox. I thought we had been there/done that with the pox and could now forget about it.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hi again, no one has to respond to this, but I just wanted to let the people who were wondering about DS know that I took him to our family doc.<br><br>
He said the itchy red bumps were just from the heat outside, possibly from him sweating sometimes. (DS gets warm pretty easily) So I'll just make sure he stays cool, and he said to put a little baking soda in his bath, and they should go away.</div>
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I'm here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
If it happens again, write down what you've been eating. It sounds to me a lot like the way my son reacted to some preservative or food coloring or whatever weird stuff is in spagettios and pizza rolls. It could be a heat rash, too. But I personally think it might also be a new allergy.
 

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Hmm...that's weird that you mention pizza rolls, because just recently I started having those as a snack sometimes..... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: I eat healthy, I swear, those have just sounded good lately <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I wonder if that AND the heat are the problems? I'll stop eating pizza rolls and see what happens, although I don't eat very many of them at all, so I wonder if that could still be it? I guess we'll see. The bumps are still on his body, and there is a lot of them.
 
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