Sunday, July 31, 2011

Urgent Care

Last weekend we had to take Silas to urgent care.

We were concerned because he had a temperature of over 102*. When we got him to the urgent care they had it reading at 103*. After a hasty check up we were told he had a double ear infection and we were given a script for amoxicillin. By the end of the weekend the fever had gone away and Silas seemed back to his normal self.

On Tuesday during a diaper change I noticed that Silas was covered in a red rash so we headed down to the pediatrician's office to check it out. We thought maybe it was an allergic reaction to the amoxicillin, but he had been on it before so we weren't for sure.

The doctor confirmed it wasn't an allergic reaction and it also wasn't an ear infection, much less a double ear infection. Apparently the urgent care gave us a blanket diagnosis based off his ears being red. The doctor we saw at his pediatrician's office told us it was Roseola, which is a viral infection that is common in children under 2. It starts off as a fever and then results in a rash that will go away in time.

A few days later and his skin was back to normal.

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