Stepping out of youth and plunging into being a fulltime wife and mother.
Monday, December 3
Mahdi VS. Roseola Virus.
Poor boo is sick again..
He somehow managed to contract the Roseola Virus, which is a viral infection similar to herpes (erk?!), Here's some info on the Virus.
RoseolaExanthem subitum; Sixth disease Last reviewed: August 2, 2011.
Roseola is a viral infection that commonly affects infants and young children. It involves a pinkish-red skin rash and high fever. Roseola is common in children ages 3 months to 4 years, and most common in those ages 6 months to 1 year. It is caused by a virus called human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6), although similar syndromes are possible with other viruses. The time between becoming infected and the beginning of symptoms (incubation period) is 5 to 15 days.
The first symptoms include:
Eye redness Irritability Runny nose Sore throat High fever, that comes on quickly and may be as high as 105° Fahrenheit and can last 3 to 7 days About 2 - 4 days after becoming sick, the child's fever lowers and a rash appears. This rash usually: Starts on the middle of the body and spreads to the arms, legs, neck, and face. Pink or rose-colored, Has small sores that are slightly raisedThe rash lasts from a few hours to 2 - 3 days. It usually does not itch.
There is no specific treatment for roseola. The disease usually gets better on its own without complications.
Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and cool sponge baths can help reduce the fever. Some children may have seizures when they get high fevers. If this occurs, call your doctor or go to the closest emergency room.
Thankfully, doctor says it'll go down in a couple of days. But still, i hate to see my boo sick. :(