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The background - ds just turned 1 and is unvaxed at this time; Mon night he spiked a 101 temp and clear drippy nose (very typical teething behavior for him), Tuesday night the temp went to 104 and I gave him 1 dose of ibuprofen per Dr Sears, Wed he was still running a low temp (100+) at his 1 yr check up with a *mildly* pink right eardrum (no previous ear infections). Mild runny nose, loose bowels, decreased appetite for solids and *very* sensitive/grumpy throughout. Of note is an extreme sensitivity and fearfulness of noise (normal background noise that he always notices but doesn't bother him, like a truck driving by or a plane in the sky). Thursday morning brought diarrhea (in my lap as he was getting dressed), vomiting (all over me), and a quiet, extra sensitive boy. He asked to nurse frequently, but more often then not would just bite my nipple.<br><br>
This morning he's developed a light pink, spotty rash over his trunk and face/head. The bumps are discrete and slightly raised. They don't appear to itch or bother him. <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/wittyone.rn/TheRash?authkey=A4of_UHz56o" target="_blank">Here</a> are some pics, though they didn't come out too clearly. The third pic shows the rash the best. No fever today, slight appetite, nursing normally, bowels still loose but no more diarrhea. I've left a message at the doc's office, but it's Friday afternoon and they're not calling back <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
Anyone have any thoughts? I'm not really worried, but wondering if there's anything I should watch for (especially since the weekend is coming up). Thanks in advance!
 

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Roseola comes to mind . . . check the Sears website for more info. Basically, it's a mild viral infection, exceedingly common among young toddlers.<br><br>
Hope your little one is feeling all better soon!
 

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I am going to say rosiolla. Cant really see the pictures very well but the symptoms do match a bit. Just a guess tho really.
 

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That was my first thought, though the rash doesn't really match the description in the Sears book. Off to Google for roseola pics...
 

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Um, yeah, likely roseola <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> It doesn't really match up with the Sears description, but I found some other sites that describe it/have pics that match up almost exactly. So, now some Rescue Remedy for me to deal with the poor fussy guy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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It all fits in with Roseola imo. I would not medicate a fever though. It's the body doing the job it is supposed to do.
 

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Typically I don't medicate his fevers, as I agree that they are doing a job. However, watching him moan and toss and turn at 2 am with an 104 degree fever I felt that allowing his body to rest took precedence. One dose of ibuprofen did not kill the fever, but lowered it to a range where he could comfortably sleep. If I'd had some belladonna or aconite on hand that would have been my first choice, but you work with what you have at the time.
 

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Just had to say: What a super cutie!!!
 
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