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Rachel - posted on 01/20/2011 ( 26 moms have responded )

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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????

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Ashley - posted on 01/28/2011

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Hey, I went through this exact same thing. Fever, cold (virus) and he got put on amoxicillin and had the same measel-like rash. I bet it looks a lot worse during a warm bath. I brought my son who was about a year at the time back in to have the doctor look at the rash and she didn't think it was measles, but thought it was a reaction to the medicine (which is what I thought). I looked it up at the time and amoxicillin gives a lot of children that rash so I bet that's what it is. It should clear up little by little very soon!

Jesica - posted on 01/29/2011

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It could be roseola, which is unlikely but excema is common in little babies as well. Good luck

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Danielle - posted on 02/11/2011

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it will be a viral rash they can get it some time befor and after the vomiting and fever its nothing to worrie about i remember last year my lad had thr rash for about 4 months give or take a few days. + if he just had needles can take up to 10 weeks for symptoms to go because its a live injection. he could also be alercict to something try baby piriton or any child antialergie things hope this helps xx

Amanda - posted on 02/06/2011

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This is just shot but have you thought he might be allergic to something? We had a simalar promlem with my daughter. She had a rash throughout her entier body that seemed like tiny ant bites but they didnt itch. Took her to the Dr and they couldnt tell me anything either. I had relized that i had changed dryer sheets a couple of days prior around the same time she started to get this rash. I took one of the sheets and rubbed it on her arm and her rash became 10x worse. So i then relized that she was allergic to the dryer sheets. Since i changed them back to what we were using before there has been no problem. I resurched the picture and her rash looked simalar to a heat rash. Hope this helps!

Rachel - posted on 02/05/2011

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I was think it may be roseola also...my son had that too...it was horrifying. I was out of state with him at the time and it was scary because my whole family kept insisting it was a teething fever when I knew better. I took called the er nurses and they said just to give him motrin and bring him in if ti didnt subside within 48 hrs and when i did, I was relieved. we drove 2 1/2 hrs to see my grandparents and I went into the bathroom in the restarant we were dining at to change him and he broke out right before my eyes. it was so scary. when i brought him to the er the dr chuckled and said "roseola". and that it sould go away between 4-7 days.



one thing i have found out, is kids go through some scary things but when it comes to rashes, usually not a big deal. this website helped me alot and I hope it helps you. pretty much explains every rash common to kids:

http://www.askdrsears.com/html/11/T08290...

Rachel - posted on 02/05/2011

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my son broke put horribly after his mmr. exactly 10 days after and also had a fever. when did he get vaccinated?

Madeline - posted on 02/03/2011

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My son had the same thing happen after amoxicillin! They said he is allergic to it!

Danielle - posted on 02/03/2011

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My son got roseola when he was 12 months old. He first had a fever between 102-104 (at the highest) for 3 days, then he got a rash for a couple of days. Maybe look up roseola on the internet to see if this applies to your case.

Diane - posted on 02/01/2011

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You should take him in to the ER, if it is measles you'll want to get him treated right away. The other thing it could be is an allergic reaction to the amoxicillan. 2 of my kids are allergic to it and the first signs are a bumpy red rash all over the body. Have you noticed that it got worse after a dose of his meds? Was there any wheezing? Try and remember exactly when it started, even if it didn't start right away it could still be an allergy. As far as a 'cure' for measles, there isn't one that's why they vaccinate for it but it will go away, it's like chicken pox in that if you get it you'll be sick and then get better and then you won't ever get it again. Good luck!

Tamara - posted on 02/01/2011

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My son had the same virus that is going around. Same medications too... and now he has developed another case of eczema which is little red bumps and is due to heat. The doctors remedy is to keep him clean and also put lotion on him repeatedly... eventually it should go away...

Kristin - posted on 02/01/2011

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Fever for a long time and then a rash of little red bumps sounds like what my daughter had....rosceola (not sure on the spelling). I would, however, get that confirmed by a doctor to make sure....

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Sounds like he is allergic to the Amoxicillin. I had the same reaction when I was a child once on Amoxicillin. Thats my guess.

Shannon - posted on 01/31/2011

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My son had same symptoms he had tonsilitis and the rash is signs that the worst part has gone. He had red dots all over his front and back he is fine now and rash is completly gone looks excatly the same as heat rash or measles. He is going to get his adnoids and tonsils out in 2 weeks i hope that helps

Jeneane Renee - posted on 01/30/2011

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It sounds more like heat rash to me. My daughter had a similar rash over the summer. but if you're still unsure just call the dr.

Karls - posted on 01/30/2011

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Children get sick, but it helps their immunity later on. There can be several reasons for a rash, measles, chicken pox, roseola,and probly many more. some by food allergies, soap u wash their clothes in... anything. If he has been sick as well usually means more a viral type. A friend of mine, little boy has excema n washes him in goatmilk soap, helps with the itching n changed washing powders, just treat the rash as you would for yourself, mild frequent washes with gentle stuff, keep him cool n uncovered as much as possible, change his bedding n just focus on relieving the rash which in turn will make him "feel " better all on its own. If you have introduced any new food, examine it for possible allergies. It could be a mixture of things at once that make it seem worse than a regular sweat rash. try to let the rashy spots dry out a little so they will go away. Dont be afraid to let the spots air out, no one thinks ur a terrible mum if they see them! your doing better for ur child by airing them out n letting his body push out the toxins from his skin. GOODLUCK, your a great mum.

Melanie - posted on 01/28/2011

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Mmm, my kids have had the same thing and this time theirs was diagnosed as Chicken Pox.
I believe that, essentially, most things can be explained as a heat rash. You have to determine whether the rash is as a result of an internal fever or external over heating. Take a few layers off and if necessary give paracetamol. See if that helps.
With chicken pox, the lumps turn into small blisters that look like burns. However, my son had a rash (without blisters on his back).
The other possibility is an allergy. 2 of my kids are allergic to penicillin and Amoxycillin as a relative of that. The first time my eldest child reacted the rash took about 4 hours to kick in, and at that time I rung the after hours nurse in a panic. So, we use Erythromycin instead.

Ainslie - posted on 01/28/2011

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My doctor once told me, due to my daughter getting rashes when she got sick, that if you can hold a glass on it and it disappears then it is not a rash worth bringing to the doctor. He was not the nicest doctor, but he assured me that if it disappears then it is simply a rash caused by the cold/flu/fever that my daughter had at the time. It is very simple to do hold a glass against the skin, if you cannot see the spot then it is not serious, the spot will return the second or two after you remove the glass.
I hope this helps, and more impotantly, I hope my doctor was correct!
Good luck
Ainslie

Keturah - posted on 01/28/2011

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My daughter had a rash and slight fever a couple of weeks ago. She was given Amoxicillan. We thought her bumps could have been hives. She was overly dressed the second time it happened. The temperature was going from cold in the morning to hot in the evenings. Hives can come back at anytime and be be set off by several things. Check to see if your child has hives.

Tanya - posted on 01/27/2011

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there is a very low percentage of the population that are immune to the vaccine and get sick anyways. I would say for your own piece of mind, take him to the doctor and voice your concerns. All they can say is that he's fine. Better safe than sorry.

Amy - posted on 01/22/2011

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I would take him to the Dr. He could have had a allergic reacting to the meds he was on on it could be what you fear or nothing at all. Just have them tell you what it is.

Charisse - posted on 01/22/2011

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My son also has red dots that look like little pimples or mosquito bites. He also has a fever and is teething. I thought of Chicken Pox, but they are supposed to be itchy and blistered. My son's don't join up, so I'm hoping it's just heat rash, but if his started joining up like your child's, I would see a doctor. Or maybe you could initially do what I'm doing today - take him to a chemist and ask what they think.

Good luck.

Nazima - posted on 01/22/2011

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measles can occur despite being vaccinated.. especially when there's exposure to measles patient.. u should bring ur child to see the doctor just to make sure...

Blackwood - posted on 01/21/2011

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I would just in case or too ease your mind, go to the doc's again. Tell them your concerns. As moms sometimes we feel like we might be over reacting, but it's better to over react, then not too react at all.

Rachel - posted on 01/20/2011

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Also the rash is only BAD on his arms and neck, his legs only have little red bumps and his body seems to be fading away.

Rachel - posted on 01/20/2011

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I then just looked up 'Heat Rash'... and his looks a lot more like a heat rash than the measles... but I just don't know. I wasn't freaking out about the rash at all until the news came on... I'm scared.

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