Ok, I posted that DS had a fever for four days and took him to the doctor and they said it may be viral. No specifics, I just got a "it may be viral" and a piece of paper to sign saying go home. Yesterday morning he woke up with a rash all over his chest, back, face, and head, and it started spreading to his arms and legs. I took him back to the doctor with no answers, and the nurse saying to set up an appointment, I couldn't call until this morning since the appointment desk was closed for the day, and now he has an appointment Friday. Today his rash is worse all over where it previously was, and has spread to his arms and legs...I'm thinking about taking him to the hospital tomorrow, but wanted to see if any of you had any advice as to what it may be/experiences like this. I've been googling rashes most of the day, and I'm just worrying myself...by the way DS is 14 months...and not sleeping through the night, he's also been coughing the last few days, specifically every time he eats and drinks.
its very normal for viral infections to produce a rash after the fever breaks. can be just a generic viral infection, or possibly roseola or fifths. as long as his symptoms aren't getting worse and his fever is controlled, i'd avoid the ER. chances are, he'd pick up something worse at the er. what does the rash look like? is it raised, lacy in appearance but not raised, spots, etc?
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