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i have been reading about Rubella. We don't vax and DS was sick 2 weeks ago with a cold (runny nose cough etc.) He got over it within a week and has been fine since. Yesterday, he woke up with a fever 101.8 and was a bit moody and didn't eat--no other symptoms. Today his fever went away, he was more playful and ate a bit more, however, I noticed a few little pimple like spots on his face. They don't itch him though.<br><br>
Have any of your kids had Rubella? Does this sound like Rubella to you?<br><br>
Thanks,<br><br>
Lori
 

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Both my girls had it at 8 months. Only one ran a fever of over 100 degrees for a very short time. They were a little cranky, but then they have one mommy for two babies so they are always a little cranky. The rash started on their faces and then moved to their limbs and other areas. One had it all over her bum, but not so much on her belly, the other hardly had it at all on her trunk, but it covered both of their arms, legs and face.<br><br>
My guess is based on your description that is what he has. It is super mild. The rash lasts about 4-5 days, but he is still contagious for a day or two after it disappears.<br><br>
PM me with your email address and I'll send you a pic of one of the girls with it.
 

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from Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child....<br><br>
rubella<br><br>
A pink or red rash with tiny lesions that have well-defined edges, usually accompanied by mild symptoms of a viral infection, including swollen lymph glands and general malaise. The rash most often begins on the head and neck and spreads to the trunk and extremitites. Lasts about three days then fades as the virus runs its course.<br><br><br>
Roseola<br>
Widespread flat, pink rash. Usually preceded by a fever, often a high fever; the rash appears as the fever subsides. Most common in young children. The rash may last a few hours to a few days.<br><br>
chickenpox<br>
Appears first as a flat, reddish rash then turns into batches of tiny pimples and blistered lesions that crust over as they heal. Usually preceded by a day or two of typical viral symptoms-fever, headache, fatigue, and general malaise. In most cases the rash begins on the trunk and sperads to the extremities. Usually there are comparatively few lesions on the neck and head. Very itchy.<br><br><br>
those are three descriptions that I thought might be helpful.<br>
What I thought was interesting is that they used the word 'pimples' for chickenpox but not on rubella. Which made me wonder....
 

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Thanks for your replies. It could either be roseola or rubella. I think it may be rubella since rubella begins on the face.<br><br>
thanks again,<br><br>
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NO, his lymph glands don't seem swollen and the rash is just a few pimples. I am pretty sure it is a virus. Under his eyes are red. I remember his DR. saying that is a way to tell if your child has a virus.<br><br>
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go to this link, you can click on the picture/diagrams... good to poke around on...<br><br><a href="http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001574.htm#visualContent" target="_blank">http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/e...#visualContent</a>
 

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If you have an old copy of <span style="text-decoration:underline;">HOw to Raise a Healthy Child,...Inspite of Your Doctor</span> , by Dr. Robert Mendelsohn, he does have some good information on identifying and treating childhood diseases.
 

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Dear gabesmama:<br><br>
I think your little one is too young for the MMR vax anyway! The age used to be 18 months and now it is 15 months (in CA).<br><br>
My Ds had roseola at five months, still too young for the MMR, but he has livelong immunity which the vax can never claim to impart.
 

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Took him to the Doc. this morning. It isn't Rubella. Just a virus. Thanks for all your help.<br><br>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
I kind of thought it might go that way.
 
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