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Childhood Diseases

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Posted by: Sunshine | 2007/04/26

Q.

Urgent - Please help - Extremly Worried

Hi

My sister has a 7 month old baby. the other day he got this rash and when taken to the paediatrician, they said it was a heat rash. it the started getting worse. turns out the baby has chicken pocks. his body is so covered in it that there isnt a single spot that doesnt have a pimple. our concern is that he was supposed to go for his immunization on friday a month back but they left to durban. thinking they would be back on monday, they left it. tradgedy struck and the father was hijacked and killed there. my sister had to stay for the whole month till all the prayers were done. is this the reason for the severity. is there something we can give or rub or any other advise? this poor child doesnt sleep the entire night.....he literally screams the entire night through. another concern is that he has developed two small glands on the sides of his head. is this normal? please please please help

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

What is urgently needed her is a proper diagnosis. This could be anything from scabies to infected eczema. It is certainly not chicken pox.So the baby needs to be seen by a paediatrician or skin specialist.
What a very sad story this is.I am sure that all our forum members will join me in sympathising with your sister in this very difficult time for her.

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