?? for all the parents of "human" kind...
Last Friday, 5 days ago, my 10-month-old daughter began running a low-grade fever of 100.1° to 100.3°. I assumed she was teething because she was chewing on anything hard that she could find and she didn't seem to feel comfortable eating solid foods. Well, she was like this all weekend long and through the better part of Monday. She also had a decreased appetite and didn't sleep well.
The fever broke sometime Monday evening and she was great all day yesterday. Pretty much back to her normal self. Then last night my husband noticed she had little pink dots all over her chest, abdomen and back along with some bigger patches of pink scattered about her face. None of the spots are raised and none of them are leaking any pus. Even with this rash she has been acting her normal self though and playing, laughing as usual. She is napping better as well.
OK, so last night I told my husband let's not make a big deal out of it and just wait and see if the rash was still there this morning...it is. So I called my mom to see if she had any idea of what it might be and she said that it sounds a little like roseola to her and that I should call the kids' doctor. So I did.
I'm still waiting to here back from the doctor and in the meantime I'm just wondering if any of you have heard of roseola and know what it looks like. I think I read somewhere that roseola is a mild form of the measle virus that is not vaccinated against. Is this true? My husband saw something on a website that said that roseola spots sometimes have a white border around them but Emma's spots are not like that. I'm just curious if anyone might have any other ideas. Thanks!