Okay so my 16 month old son has been sick recently and he has had a fever for a few days. I thought it was because he is teething and breaking his molars through. Well when he woke up this morning he had little red bumps all over his forehead. Since this morning they have gotten worse. There are more and it seems like he is starting to slowly get more on his face. Not only that he went from having 2 bowel movements a day to having 5-6 of them. They aren't like his regular one's either. And having that he has a diaper rash. Which I have managed to keep under control. If it gets worse over night I am definitly going to take him in. But in the mean time I just need some advise to ease my mind. Also he doesn't act like its bothering him much. I think its chicken pox but then again the rest of his symptoms dont add up!
It sounds like chicken pox to me. When my son had them (he is only 13 months btw and he survived just fine, so dont worry too much) he had a fever and diarrhea along with it. Keep an eye on his tummy and his back as those are other places that they will show up quickly. Chicken pox go from a regular red bump, to a pimple like bump with a liquidyish center, to a kinf of crusty bump before they go away, so also watch for that type of progression. Unless there is extremely high fever there is no need to rush to the ER right away. I would wait and call your pedi and talk to the nurse tomorow. She will probably have you bring him in, but that will save you from an unencesary er visit and alot less poking and prodding on your son that may not be necesary. If you have calamine lotion use that to make him more comfortable. Good luck honey.
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