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Ok, on Saturday we went to the park and dd2 got a bit of a sunburn on her face and neck. After a couple of hours she developed a bit of a rash on her arms, legs, and back. I didn't think much of it because I used to get sunrashes when I was a kid. On Sunday it looked about the same, but she had more dots on her body and it had spread to her chest and face as well. This morning however, the rash is raised bumps and she seems to be running a bit of a fever. I would say no more than 100 or 101 (can't find my stinking thermometer to save my life). She has a bit of a cough that came about the same time as the rash. I am concerned mostly because I have a newborn in the house and even though I know she is protected with the good stuff in breastmilk, it is still a reason to worry this Mommy's heart.<br><br>
Here are 3 pictures of what ithe rash looks like. It has spread more and is even on the bottoms of her feet. Poor baby. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br><a href="http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f20/Goldiemom25/100_2388.jpg" target="_blank">http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...5/100_2388.jpg</a><br><a href="http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f20/Goldiemom25/100_2389.jpg" target="_blank">http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...5/100_2389.jpg</a><br><a href="http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f20/Goldiemom25/100_2390.jpg" target="_blank">http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f2...5/100_2390.jpg</a><br><br>
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. TIA Mamas!
 

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Looks like Roseola to me.<br><br><a href="http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/roseola/DS00452/DSECTION=2" target="_blank">http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ros...452/DSECTION=2</a>
 

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I was wondering Roseola as well, but I thought there was a day or two of fever followed by rash with that.
 

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That looks like the <b>measles</b>.. Roseola is usually localized to just the trunk of the body, it could spread to the arms and legs but typically stays to the chest, belly area. Usually roseola presents first with an unknown fever and then the rash. Typically no discomfort from it just a rash.
 

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I thought of that, but the fever came after the rash and definately hasn't reached 103, and the rash started on the arms, legs and back, so if you went by the "typical" spreading of Roseola it doesn't exactly fit. This is part of why I am a bit confused and concerned. I appreciate the response though, and will look into it a bit more.
 

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Could it possibly be chicken pox? Are they just bumps or more like blisters? I showed a mama friend a pic of the rash and that was what she came up with said her son looked just like that when he had them.
 

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They are just bumps, not blisters at this point.
 

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On the phone with Goldie,<br><br>
it's a reaction to penicillin
 

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Aww the poor little bean <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I hope she feels better soon.
 

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Huh, my 1 YO niece just developed a rash exactly like this.(it's funny,she actually looks a lot like the OPs baby<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> )She was covered, literally from the top of her head to the bottom of her feet. It didn't bother her, just looked awful. Her ped. took her off the Augmentin that she was on for conjuctivitis/ear infection and it went away within 24 hours. He said that even if it was just a viral rash, it would likely go away soon anyway but he thought it was probably the abx. I'm glad everything is O.K.!<br><br>
~Leslie
 
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