102.7 fever for 3 nites, now has an under the skin rash

Jen - posted on 04/04/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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my daughter is 9 mos and has had a fever of 102.7 for the last 3 nights but only at night and now the fevers are gone but she has a, under the skin body rash, not gross tho, looks like a heat rash.. she keeps trying to itch only her neck and seems a little uncomfortable.. has anyone seen this before? would it be just a virus working itself out? she is totally happy and herself during the day. i looked at pics on the internet and cant find any pics of what it looks like and nothing helps it, no creams, no powders etc...

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Laura - posted on 06/12/2010

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sounds like roseola...my son had the same thing when he was bout 9 mos old, except his fever was 105. with roseola they run a high fever for a cpl days..no other "sick" symptoms, and once the fever breaks the rash sets in for 2 to 3 days.

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Christine - posted on 04/07/2010

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I agree with Amber, it sounds like roseola. I had it at 3 months and my daughter had it at 9 months. It is a common childhood disease that most kids get between 6 months and 2 years (we were early...lol). It is viral though, so no antibiotic or anything will help her. I would take her to the pediatrician though just to make sure.

Becca - posted on 04/06/2010

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I agree, it definatley sounds like fifths disease. My son had it. In fact, it went around his school pretty bad. You can see the rash but not really feel it. It is known by the distinctive "lace" look it gives the skin. It generally starts on the chest and back then spreads outward. And it is dabngerous for pregnant women but my OB/GYN said only if the preg woman has not already been exposed to chicken pox, measles, etc. Hope this helps

Jen - posted on 04/04/2010

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goin to the dr's tomorrow :) thanks for all your help! thot it was either viral or her molars coming in.. someone told me that too..

Becca - posted on 04/04/2010

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From what you described it sounds like Fifth disease which is one of the common childhood rash causing illness (similar to things like chicken pox or measles except it is typically relatively mild for the child). It causes a high fever followed by the rash a day or two after the fever breaks. I would take your daughter to the doctor to confirm. Fifth disease is dangerous for pregnant women (and some others) to come into contact with so you may have to keep her at home for awhile.

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