My son started having sweeling in his knees last night. The skin was red and hot. He also had red, hot skin on his elbows and on the right side of his head by his ear. Today, the knee swelling is gone, but he still seems stiff and refuses to kneel. His right ear is red, hot and swollen and seems like it's itchy. He keeps rubbing it. His elbows seemed itchy last night too. I have been looking things up online and I think it could be Juvenile Arthritis, but I don't know. This is half a vent and half a question. What do you think it could be? He has already seen a doctor and we're waiting to get in with another, but in the meantime I'm a worried mommy.
If you have experience with Juvenile Arthritis, do you think this is a possibility? What
can I do for him at home besides Ibuprophen and ice packs?
My son is 2 1/2, by the way, and I know that's young for Arthritis.
Answer by ImaginationMama at 10:16 AM on Apr. 10, 2011
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Answer by _Tam_ at 12:59 PM on Apr. 10, 2011
I would bring him to the Pediatrician ASAP or even the ER!! I am not an alarmist by nature but this may be bad. He may have gotten bitten by a bug like a spider or a tick and he's haveing an allergic reaction. It could be really bad, you never know what is going on inside his body. Anything that comes on suddenly is BAD. He needs blood work done NOW. This could effect his heart and breathing.
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