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chickenpox

Today my daughter threw up..she was just walking down the hallway and without warning, started throwing up... a few house later i noticed a welt looking thing on her temple ( side of her head) ...and it looks like a rash down her face.... i called my brother who is a firefighter/emt to come look and he brought his friend who is also and emt. They boht said it looks like she might have chickenpox or something bit her.......she has a few red splotches on different spots of her body...but no pimpily looking ones..... does it sound like chickenpox too you too ...what do I do if it is chickenpox.....she cant get into her pedi. until the end of the month.....

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glamomomo

Asked by glamomomo at 5:17 PM on Oct. 5, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • Not really, sounds like it coud be contact dermatitis, or just a regular virus. My daughter had a virus a couple of months ago, and her dr. said it is NORMAL for her to develop a rash a long with the fever. Do a google image search for chickenpox and compare it to what you LO has!
    Here's some info on chickenpox.
    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/chickenpox/DS00053/DSECTION=symptoms
    Hope your little one feels better soon!!!!!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:22 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • did she not have the vaccine? Go to the walk in clinic they should accept your insurance, could she have eaten something she was allergic too--shrimp or shellfish? Depending how high her temp is over 102 and I would go, if not, maybe she will sleep it off tonight, good luck!
    kimigogo

    Answer by kimigogo at 5:23 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • no they took her temp when they were here....it was only 97.....
    she had the vaccine...

    I am also worried because i have an 11 month old son.... Isnt it worse for him to get it, being so young ?
    glamomomo

    Answer by glamomomo at 5:28 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • chicken pox generally starts with a fever and then you get the bumps which don't really have a rash like look, there would be just little single bumps on different parts of her body and then they'd spread. If it is the chickenpox it's not the end of the world the vaccine doesn't protect them all of the time anyways, just put socks on your daughters hands so she can't itch and quarantine her to her bedroom. It'll suck for her for a few days but she'll be fine.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:33 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

  • look closely at the rashes and see if you can see anything that looks like little puncture wounds. If she was bit by a poisonous spider it could cause her to throw up and get splotchy spots but probably only around where she was bit. She could be having some sort of allergic reaction to something. It doesn't sound like chicken pox. That most always has a fever. Watch her breathing. If she is having an allergic reaction to something and it is causing splotchy spots all over her body it could be a systemic reaction that may affect her breathing soon. If she is having trouble breathing or develops a wheeze or becomes confused take her to the ER. She may have just also gotten into a plant or something else that is giving her the contact dermititis rashes in different parts of the body. The vomiting may not be related, especially if it has stopped.
    frat_twin_mama

    Answer by frat_twin_mama at 6:30 PM on Oct. 5, 2009

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