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Ds woke up this morning with a bad rash. It has gotten worse and worse as the day has went on. Here's pics of his face and leg.<br><br><a href="http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m54/jbaby_81/0430071629.jpg" target="_blank">http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...0430071629.jpg</a><br><a href="http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m54/jbaby_81/0430071629a.jpg" target="_blank">http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m...430071629a.jpg</a><br><br>
Anyone know what this could be?<br><br>
It's so bad it's on his lips and even on the soles of his feet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> He had a fever for 3 days last week and then a milder rash for 3 days after and then seemed to be better Saturday. Sunday I missed giving him his antibiotics (which I started Monday) and he woke up with the rash today. He has no fever and seems to be feeling ok, but has been pulling on his ear alot.
 

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Have you called his ped? That's what I would do.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Have you called his ped? That's what I would do.</div>
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yes. they're closed. i left a message, but no one has called back.
 

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Does your ped have nurses on call after hours? (ours does).<br><br>
What were the antibiotics for?
 

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Ds had a rash after his first fever, but not that extensive. Cross-post in health and healing. I'm going to look something up real quick.
 

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I would take him in. It may be viral but since it is so severe I would be afraid of it being an allergic reaction. It does not look like hives, chicken pox or scabies.<br><br>
A medication rash usually looks flatter and more spidery. I have not seen a blistering rash like this from antibiotics.
 

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Poor baby. I'd be taking him some where just because I'd be freaked out. If he has a temp and a rash it should be checked out. Does your ped have an after hours number?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Does your ped have nurses on call after hours? (ours does).<br><br>
What were the antibiotics for?</div>
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Apparently not. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
When he woke up with a fever last Sunday and it was still going strong Monday, I took him to the ped. She checked and said his ears looked like they were getting infected and that his throat was very red and his lymph nodes were swollen. She prescribed amoxicillin which I started giving him that day. He was supposed to take it for 10 days, and I didn't miss any doses until yesterday... I missed both unintentionally. I don't know for sure if that has anything to do with this.<br><br>
In any case, she didn't prescribe enough for him to take for the full 10 days. She prescribed the exact amount required down to the last dose, and some was wasted in difficult attempts to get him to take it.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yes, a rash that extensive should be identified asap.</div>
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my thoughts exactly
 

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Yes!! Go to a doctor/er/urgent care quick. That is a VERY severe rash. Hope babe is okay! Please update when you can!
 

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I'm with the others, take him in if for no other reason than he must be uncomfortable. Update when you can, we'll be thinking of you!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Apparently not. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
When he woke up with a fever last Sunday and it was still going strong Monday, I took him to the ped. She checked and said his ears looked like they were getting infected and that his throat was very red and his lymph nodes were swollen. She prescribed amoxicillin .</div>
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Amoxicillin is about as effective as water. Sorry she didn't provide effective treatment for your child the first time. This is not because you missed a dose or even two yesterday. His illness have become progressively worse. The amoxicillin most likely suppressed symtoms for a few days and now it is back with a vengence.
 

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I don't think it's an allergic reaction to anything. He had been on the antibiotics for a week before this came up. Also, I gave him benedryl and it has not helped at all.<br><br>
On one hand I want to take him to the ER cause the rash is sooo bad and has gotten progressively worse over the day, but on the other hand I'm not sure cause he doesn't have a fever and he seems to be playing ok. He was a bit more fussy earlier and pulling his ear, but I gave him some motrin and he's playing now.<br><br>
Do yall still think I should take him in anyway even though he's playing ok? I'll take him if I have to, I just hate the ER and dh would have to come home from work and it might cost him his job.
 

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Call a friend, relative, neighbour, taxi? I would not give Benadryl to a child under two. I am not thinking an allergy either at this point.<br><br>
If this begins to affect his throat he can lose his airway. Rashes can develop inside of the mouth and throat, down into the windpipe.<br><br>
I am very conservative about going to the ER but I have twenty seven years experience as a mom and over ten years of working in the ER to help me make those decisions. If this were my baby I would be at the ER.
 
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