Childhood Diseases

Posted by: mienkie | 2011-11-08


sick child

Hi doc

I hav a 11 month old that happens to have different illnesess every week. This week he started a fever and has flu. He also has a rash in his face. Im hopeless cos my baby is so restless and wants to be picked up all the time. He also doesnt want to eat. Should i take him to the doctor, since i took him last week cos he developed an allergy in his eyes which was red. But that is gone now and the fever started. Last night he was so hot and sweaty in his face and kept turning around. Please help i dont know what to do anymore.

Expert's Reply



It sounds as if your baby has an illness called Roseola, also known as 'baby measles'.This is not the real measles but a much milder viral illness.Babies have a very high fever with this illness but when the rash appears the fever starts to return to normal.No treatment is needed except for Panado if you baby is still feverish.The rash will last about two days and after that your baby will start to get better again.

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