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my son has a high fever with a bumpy red rash on his body?

Not sure what is or do?

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atweety1124

Asked by atweety1124 at 1:39 AM on May. 1, 2013 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Maybe Fifths Disease. It's going around my Son's Elementary School now.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifth_disease
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 7:54 AM on May. 1, 2013

  • No chicken pox! Or neck hurting! Thank you for all your great answers! I am going to take him in the morning! I would rather be safe then sorry!
    atweety1124

    Comment by atweety1124 (original poster) at 2:31 AM on May. 1, 2013

  • I would take him in, especially if he says his head hurts, does he complain his necks hurts also?? Has he had the chicken pox?
    Michigan-Mom74

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 2:25 AM on May. 1, 2013

  • My guess would be measles but he needs to go to the doctor. To break the fever alternate Tylenol and ibuprophen


    Let him bathe in just below you skin temp water with baking soda in the water.  be sure he rinses the water baking soda off his body.


    Keep hm out of the light/ shield his eyes

    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 2:11 AM on May. 1, 2013

  • He is also complaining that his head hurts!
    atweety1124

    Comment by atweety1124 (original poster) at 2:03 AM on May. 1, 2013

  • He has had the fever for 24 hours and the rash for 12 hours. The rash is raised n in the butt, thigh and upper arms. And red spots throughout his body. I cant seem to break the fever. His highest temp was 104
    atweety1124

    Comment by atweety1124 (original poster) at 2:01 AM on May. 1, 2013

  • Are those his only symptoms? It's probably some sort of viral rash like roseola. If you can, call a nurse line. If it is a viral rash the only thing you can really do is give Benadryl so it doesn't really require a doctor visit. If you don't have a nurse line and want to be sure then just go ahead and take him in if you want.
    Hollyhock.

    Answer by Hollyhock. at 1:55 AM on May. 1, 2013

  • I'd get an appointment with the pediatrician in the morning.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 1:52 AM on May. 1, 2013

  • How high is the fever? How long has he had the rash and has it spread anywhere else? What does it look like? And can you feel his rash when you slide your hand on his body?
    Michigan-Mom74

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 1:50 AM on May. 1, 2013

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