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multiple infections

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  • Posted By: ahelmes
  • November 12, 2007
  • 04:35 AM

My 9 month old son was diagnosed with croup about 3 weeks ago. A week and a half later he woke up in the middle of the night with a rectal temp of 105.4. I took him to emergency and he was diagnosed with and ear infection and roseolla. His fever went away and he got the rash associated with the roseolla and then after two days it went away. Now, two days later he has another rash all over his face and limbs that I believe, as well as my pediatrician who I spoke to but have not seen, to be fifths disease. My dr says that as ling as he gets better in a timely fashion there is no cause for concern about his immune system but I feel like there has to be something wrong. He is my fourth child and none of them have ever been sick this many times over the course of a year let alone three weeks. If anyone has any advice or suggestions or even some ideas about some research paths I could take to figure this out I would be very greatful. Thank you.

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  • Start with the basics and work your way forward from there. If the doctor has done bloodwork and says his immune system is up to par then there is an outside factor. Pets, chemicals, and fabrics. See, that's the one thing the doctors don't have time to check out, the individual needs of a patient. Your source is inside your house somewhere, look for possible mold, relate any allergy factors to his daily routine (diaper changing, feeding, bed sheets etc.), and if you have pets quarantine them to test if they are making him sick. Take every precaution possible.
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    • November 29, 2007
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