Angelique - posted on 02/02/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
My son is now 5months 2 weeks old. in the last 10 days he has developed a rash all over his body; tiny whitish-pink raised spots. My first thought was that it was an allergy outbreak, but then someone told me it looked like German Mealses, rash being behind his ears also slightly red.
But I looked up symptoms of German Measles, which include cold-like symptoms and chest infection,cramps in tummy, red eyes as well as spots only lasting for three days. He has no other symptoms, no fever.I have been giving him rice cereal mixed with Breast milk (I breastfeed) which i stopped yesterday. My husband & I both suffer from dustmite allergy and pollen allergy, so I am aware that the chances are great that my son may have allergies. We also live in a dry region- lots of dust- and in the bush where there are lots of funny goggas (insects).
I am at a loss as to what it could be. I am rather concerned as it is not getting better. Though he has had no cold or fever he has been crabby the last few days, which I believe could be from him teething.
I would appreciate any advice on what it could be and how to deal with it.