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is it possible? we're trying to trace where DD got roseola. Dh is military, Iraq bound, and was in quarters with a bunch of guys who got updated MMR's on 02 August {he was in quarters/in the field with them from 02 to 25 August} DH himself didn't receive the MMR {that he knows of, but we know the military well enough to be suspicious}<br><br>
Fast forward to last week. DH came home on 25 August, DD started having a fever on Tuesday, Diarreah on tuesday/wednesday/thursday, and mild spots on wednesday & thursday thru today.<br><br>
No one in our house has been vax'd except dh in over 4 years, and dh only got the anthrax this last go. I've checked with both building principals and no one at either school has had measles lately. None of the daycares or preschools will cop to roseola or measles in their buildings...<br><br>
which leaves dh and his bunking with the guys who got full series of overseas shots & updates of stateside shots
 

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No, I don't think it is possible and I don't think you'll be able to trace it. Roseola is extremely common. It is so common that most kids have had it by age 5. In some kids it is so mild you don't even know they are sick. She could have gotten it anywhere.<br><br>
Roseola is caused by the human herpesviruses not the measles virus. The two diseases just used to be confused because they can look alike.
 

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Roseola isn't caused by the measles virus. It is cause by the herpes virus, either HHV 6 or HHV 7. It is a super common childhood illness and is spread before a child has signs of it. I think almost every child I know has had it.<br><br>
She already had spots after only having a fever for one day? Roseola fevers are usually a minimum of 3 days before the rash breaks out. Also, you said she's had spots for 4 days already? Roseola rash usually lasts only a couple of days or less. I haven't heard of diarrhea being common with Roseola either. Of course though, I am sure there are always exceptions!<br><br>
Was her fever really high? When my DD had Roseola, her fever was 104 for 3 days, then it disappeared and the rash showed up immediately. My DD's Roseola was typical.<br><br>
How was it confirmed that she had Roseola? Is it possible she had something else?<br><br>
Are you actually thinking she has rubeola (measles)?
 

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I only noticed 1 day of fever. My mom had said she had it before then, but my mom is cold natured and thinks I have a fever most of the time. {my norm. body temp is around 97.3}<br><br>
My MIL says it is roseola. She's had four kids, including my dh who has it in his medical file that he has had roseola, so I assumed she knew what she was talking about. Probably a huge mistake on my part. She fits most of the stuff on the checklist in my pathology book {school is so much fun} It says diahrea is a common side effect, which I'd never heard of before but neither of my other kids has ever had anything that even looks like this.<br><br>
if it's not roseola, I'm almost afraid to find out what it could be. She's been asleep most of the day, but once she woke up she went with DH and the older girls down to fix ribs and blow bubbles. I took pictures to send our doc but they didn't turn out too well. her pasty skin versus the flash I guess. I'm going down in a minute to take the pudding to the table, I'll try to get some better pictures then.
 

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It could be rubella from the mmr vax.<br><br>
When my daughter was 18 months, according to the doctor, she had either roseola or rubella. Apparently, rubella is often misdiagnosed as roseola.
 

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I've read that most kids have had roseola by age two.<br><br><br>
to the OP - My oldest had the most noticeable case of roseola, of my four. He ran a fever of 102-104 for three days, then broke out in the rash. I don't remember if there was diarrhea, but that would have certainly been a possibility - my babies often had the runs when they ran a fever. The rash was splotchy patches of red with blistery bumps. It was prominent on his cheeks, trunk, arms, and back. Other than being a bit lethargic with the fever and looking awful, it didn't bother him a bit. I think the rash faded slowly over a period of about two weeks.
 

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The vast majority of little ones get roseola (all three of mine have had it). I think the timing is just a coincidence.<br><br>
My twin boys, who have not had MMR, did get what what looks like it was a mild case of rubella or possibly measles when their older sister got her MMR shot recently. They had no fever. Just loose stools and a rash.<br><br>
The nice thing about roseola is once the rash appears they are usually feeling fine. Hope your dd gets well soon!
 

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Roseola does not have raised bumps ~ that is the one way to be able to distinguish it between other rashes. The spots usually appear on the trunk first (usually the back) and then start moving their way outward towards the limbs. They can fade and return...and are never itchy. They can sometimes be achy from the rash (it is thought).<br><br>
Roseola in adults (who never gained immunity as children) appears as a really bad cold ~ so if you have known adults or even teens who have had really bad colds recently ~ it could have been caught that way.
 

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Yeah, I was going to say, I don't think you'll be able to trace Roseola. DS had it too, never knew where it came from, didn't really ever think to think about it.
 

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Okay, here are the best pictures I could get {it seems to be worse on the extremeties}<br><br><a href="http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i210/ar_rattler/roseola013.jpg" target="_blank">http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...roseola013.jpg</a><br><a href="http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i210/ar_rattler/roseola014.jpg" target="_blank">http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...roseola014.jpg</a><br><br>
and did i mention that I understand the best part of being a doctor is having the money to take 2 weeks off for a 3 day holiday, but as a parent who trusts maybe 1 or 2 MDs period, having both of them on vacation when something like this crops up stinks
 

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Even though it is kind of hard to see ~ it does not look like Roseola to me. The rash my son had was little tiny red dots all over his body (close together). Are those blistery or is the skin smooth?<br><br>
My son was 6 months when he had Roseola so the rash could have appeared different on him than an older child. Does your child have any cold symptoms? That is what I understand most commonly accompanies Roseola symptoms. My son had a 'cold' prior to the rash appearing.
 

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My son had Roseola at 8 mos of age, in February of this year. Super high fever which broke after 2 days, then the diareah started & I took him to the Dr where she noticed the rash on his chest (it wasn't there when I changed him before we went). Regardless, I have no idea where he caught it from. It had been super cold out & he hadn't been anywhere, no one had been to the house either except my mom, my DH & me. Now I had been out grocery shopping but other than that it was too cold for me to go out. So I probably brought it home off a shopping cart or something. I never came down with it so I am probably immune to it but DH got sick not too long after.<br><br>
While I was at the Dr though she advised me to not take my son around any pregnant women for 7 days after the rash disappeared. Why, because without a blood test there is no way to confirm if it was in fact Roseola, she said it could have been scarlet fever as well but the rash didn't quite look like it to her, but it also could have been rubella.<br><br>
Seems if your child is running a high fever, gets a rash & diareah, it gets diagnosed as roseola.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Even though it is kind of hard to see ~ it does not look like Roseola to me. The rash my son had was little tiny red dots all over his body (close together). Are those blistery or is the skin smooth?<br><br>
My son was 6 months when he had Roseola so the rash could have appeared different on him than an older child. Does your child have any cold symptoms? That is what I understand most commonly accompanies Roseola symptoms. My son had a 'cold' prior to the rash appearing.</div>
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She's had a runny nose but we have major allergies and the allergy index has been through the roof lately so I hadn't thought anything of it... We were talking about this earlier over breakfast, and these are they 'not her normal self' symptoms we've noticed the last week:<br><br>
2 days {maybe, as I said mom's cold natured} of high fever<br>
2 days of diarrhea<br>
3-4 days of listless/sleepyness<br>
4 days and counting of widespread rash with blotches of close bumps and loads of far-spaced bumps<br>
3 days of minimal appetite<br>
2 days of intermittent grouchiness<br>
3-4 days of glazed eyes<br><br>
Weird things:<br>
she's not scratching at the bumps, not even the mosquito bites she got at the cookout last night<br><br>
other than the sleepiness and grouchies, she's not deviated that much from her normal schedule<br><br><br>
That's all I know right now. I've left messages with the answering service for both doctors we use. If neither of their sub docs call me back by the time I get out of school tomorrow, I'm taking her to the clinic.
 

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she's not scratching at the bumps, not even the mosquito bites she got at the cookout last night</div>
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The rash from roseola isn't itchy, so that's not weird. As for the mosquito bites, how old is she? I find that the younger they are, they don't scratch them. My kids never scratched mosquito bites under the age of about 18 months. I've always assumed that mosquito bites must affect wee ones differently, since they have scratched at other things.
 
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