| Ask your baby's doctor when she'd like you to call if your baby has a fever. Common guidelines are:
â¢ If your baby is less than 3 months old and has a temperature of 100.4 degrees F (38 degrees C) or higher, call the doctor immediately. A baby this young needs to be checked for serious infection or disease.
â¢ For a baby between 3 and 6 months old, call if his temperature reaches 101 degrees F (38.3 degrees C) or higher.
â¢ If your baby is 6 months or older, call if his fever reaches 103 degrees F (39.4 degrees C) or higher.
Children who still get chicken pox typically develop symptoms about 10 to 21 days after being exposed to someone with chicken pox (the incubation period) or shingles (herpes zoster).
Symptoms of Chicken Pox
Symptoms of chicken pox include that:
children sometimes have a prodrome of fever, malaise, headache, lack of appetite, and mild abdominal pain for 1 to 2 days
the rash typically appears first on a child's trunk, scalp, and face and consists of small, very itchy, flat red spots, which then turn into raised fluid filled vesicles, often described as looking like a 'dewdrop' that become umbilicated and cloudy and eventually crust over
the fever only lasts about 2 to 4 days
new 'crops' of the rash on the child's trunk and then arms and legs continue for about 4 days
all of the lesions are crusted over about 6 to 7 days after the illness began
the crusts then fall off in another 7 days, although it sometimes takes up to 20 days, usually without scarring
Although not as common, children with chicken pox can also develop ulcers in their mouth.
More serious symptoms that might indicate a complication of chicken pox has developed include redness around the base of skin lesions, a cough and difficulty breathing, or any neurological symptoms, such as slurred speech, severe headache, vomiting, seizures, or trouble walking.
Chicken Pox Facts
The average child with chicken pox gets about 300 lesions.
It is very typical or characteristic for children with chicken pox to have lesions in different stages at the same time, including the first flat red spots, the fluid filled vesicles, and the crusted vesicles.
The fever with chicken pox usually ranges from 100 to 102 degrees Fahrenheit, but may be as high as 106 degrees in some cases.
Children with chicken pox are contagious for 1 or 2 days before they develop a rash and until all of their vesicles have crusted.
Chicken pox crusts that are scratched off or infected may lead to scars.
Children who have chicken pox after having the chicken pox vaccine often have an atypical case, with much milder symptoms and fewer lesions.
|Aww, poor baby!!!
Have you had them already?
|It's probably not the pox.
She might have bed bugs??
If so, you can put a dryer sheet under her sheet. They'll collect onto the sheet and die. Or you can wash the sheet and bed padding in hot water.
I had the pox & shingels as a child. The shingels I got when I was around 6 or 7 though. I remember that VIVIDLY!
Baron just recently got the shingles. It was bad, but not unbearable.
I hope you find out what it is!!!!
|LOL!!! I'd be maaad at you! lol!!
I actually heard this on the Home Shopping Network. It was in a book they were selling called "1001 things you didn't know"...or something similar!