Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Annelien | 2009-01-20


German Measels ??

Hi, I have noticed a red rash (spots) on my 4 year old daugther' s chest a few on both sides of her ribs and on her tummy last week Friday plus she has a runny nose and a dry cough now and then she complains abouth ear ache and her tummy thats sore. She does' nt have a fever and eats normally like she always does, i went through a baby book and it looks like it could be German measels. The rash looks like it' s going away now but what worries me now is she is sweating excessively it looks like she just got out of the bath (hair soaking wet) I am not sure if this symtom is part of the german measels. Please can you give me some advise.

Expert's Reply



If your daughter has had her MMR immunisation it is unlikely that she has german measles.This illness sounds more like a viral infection possibly an illness called glandular fever.It would be best to see your doctor if she is still complaining about earache.

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