Saturday, March 1, 2008

Can you guess what this is?

Yes, it's a rash. But can you guess what caused it? If not, don't worry. Even the Dr. was at a loss when he saw it on Friday (I took these pictures on Wed the day after the little dots started appearing, but by Fri it was full-blown with red, puffy little spots all over her body and swollen, tired eyes - so I took her in).
I was told that it could be: an allergic reaction to amoxicillan (taken for an ear infection 7 days prior to the rash appearing), or a reaction to her MMR immunization over 2 weeks ago, or a viral infection, or an allergic reaction to something she ate, or ....
Unfortunately all she can do is wait it out. Lucky for me she hasn't been fussy. But I'm happy to report that as of today, the rash has calmed down a TON and other than some minor spotting and very rosy cheeks, she looks much better. Guess it just goes to show that no matter how medically advanced our society is, we won't always have cut & dry answers to life's little ailments.


valerie said...

I saw the pics and thought 'chicken pox.' I'm glad it wasn't that bad but still...rashes suck. However, even covered in red dots, she's still adorable.

Dkhoopes said...

Not mmrs, That would have showed up with in 4 or 5 hours. Ashley and ethan both had that and it could be something she ate allergic to, or a viral infection. Thank heavens she isnt fussy, so maybe it won't last long. Good luck! Have you tryed Benadryl?? Airborne for kids will help flush her system out too. She is so dang cute.