by heather j (4883 Posts), Thu Oct 08, 2009 04:03 pm
I have no experience with childhood illnesses (except for impetigo, and we don't want to go there again), so I'm hoping one of you can shed some light on this one. Ella started off Monday in a really awful mood with grumpiness all day, whining, etc. She had a fever that night, but not a really high one (100.0, but my kids rarely run fevers and even with two confirmed cases of the flu, we never saw anything higher than 101). The fever continued through Tuesday night and when she woke on Wednesday, the fever was gone but she had a LOT of nasal congestion, runny nose like a faucet, stuffiness. As of this morning, the nasal funk is gone, the fever is gone, but she's covered in tiny, miniscule pin-dots on her neck and torso (front and back). When I press them, they turn white. My mad, online doctoring skills tell me this is roseola.
With the fever gone, the congestion gone, and only the rash remaining, I'm hesitant to take her to the ped and expose her to other seasonal mayhem; we have a vacay planned for next week, though, so if this is something that needs to be seen, we'll go.