Rachel - posted on 01/20/2011 ( 26 moms have responded )
My 17 month old was sick over 10 days ago and had a fever for a few days and was just ultra fussy. I took him to the ER and they gave us Amoxicillin, since we have given the whole ten days he isn't fussy anymore and everything seems ok... well almost everything
He's had a rash for some time now. Which when he's been sick before he's had a slight rash, so I'm trying not to think too much here. But we live in Tucson, AZ and confirmed on the news this evening is a case of the measles (apparently some guy went over seas and came back with it)... and I researched the measles on google and all the images I see of the rash are totally advanced measles (really really bad rash), but some kinda resembled his rash...
He has little red bumpies on his face, body, arms and legs. Like I said though, he's had a rash before after or during a virus, but the only reason I am concerned is because on one of his arms the rash has joined together so he has one area that is a big splotch of redness... I'm just really worries. I asked my mom and dad and she told me because he had a vaccine that he can't get it, but then my dad told me that vaccines aren't 100% and that I should call the doctor... I am freaking out. Anyone have some words of wisdom that will calm me down.
Since he is vaccinated (MMR) can he still possibly get the measles? If so, what are the odds of that?
Also, I can't seem to find a "cure" for measles, if that is the case, so what does that mean? Will he always have a rash????