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DD has had a cough for 2 weeks. It's gotten much worse over the last few days. So yesterday we called and made an appointment for this evening. This morning she woke up with a fever - 101.8 taken under the arm <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/uhoh3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Uhoh">. I guess we'll pull off the blankets and fleece pajamas.<br><br>
We gave her some Motrin (the non-recalled stuff) and she went down for her morning nap early. Her temp went down, I thought life was good. Then she woke up, and walked around with me for a minute. Suddenly she JUMPED started screaming. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> She cried, and cried, and cried. I could find no reason for it, until a few minutes later I noticed some clear liquid coming out of her ear. So maybe her eardrum ruptured? (poor baby)<br><br>
She finally calms down and falls asleep on my lap. Slept for 2 hours. She woke up, I changed her diaper, and noticed BLISTERS! All over one buttock and hip.<br><br>
Let me tell you something: googling butt blisters gives you information abtou Hep C. Googling baby blisters gives you information about diaper rash and disposables (which we don't use). Googling 'fever' and 'blisters' gives you information about cold sores.<br><br>
So what is on my kid's butt? Could a spider have gotten into her diaper and bitten her? Is that why she jumped? Can a spider bite 10-15 times? That's how many blisters I'm seeing. Could I have taken her diaper off and released a bug without noticing - that's pretty out of the ordinary in my house, I'd like to think I'd notice that. Is there an illness that includes blisters and fever and cough?<br><br>
DD is happy and playing on the floor (as long as DH is with her! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">). Her appetite is a bit off, but she's still eating plenty. Her diaper output is normal. I've called the advice nurse at my ped's office (before the blisters) and she said as long as baby and I are both comfortable waiting for our evening appointment, then we're fine. If we wait until the evening we can see OUR ped, if we go in early we'll just see whomever is available and I'm less than impressed with some of the other doctors.<br><br>
Any advice? What would you do?
 

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Maybe hand foot mouth?<br><br><a href="http://www.drgreene.com/azguide/hand-foot-mouth-disease" target="_blank">http://www.drgreene.com/azguide/hand-foot-mouth-disease</a><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Children with hand-foot-mouth disease usually start to feel crummy 3 to 7 days after they were exposed. Often, the first thing parents notice is their children’s decreased appetite for solids. Children may also have a fever and a sore throat. A day or two later, many children develop sores in the mouth. They begin as small red spots on the tongue, gums, or mucous membranes. They may blister or form ulcers.<br><br>
A skin rash may also develop over a day or two, with flat or raised red spots. Unlike with many rashes, the spots are often found on the palms and soles. Also, it is common to have the rash on the buttocks. Often, the red spots will form tender blisters (although not on the buttocks). Unlike with chickenpox, the rash does not itch.<br><br><br>
Read more: <a href="http://www.drgreene.com/azguide/hand-foot-mouth-disease#ixzz0newsqdae" target="_blank">http://www.drgreene.com/azguide/hand...#ixzz0newsqdae</a></td>
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I second Hand Foot and Mouth. DS1 just got over it, both he and his playmate had it. She got blisters in her mouth, but nowhere else, he got them in his mouth and on his foot, and the last day on his butt. It sucks, but it's viral, so no reason to see a pedi. When the blisters in their mouth start to heal they get REALLY bad breath.
 
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