Red Spots Appear On The Baby’s Body After A Fever For 2 Days?
Morning. My child is 5 months old and has a fever of 2 days. But after the fever came down, red spots appeared on the body, behind the ear to his forehead. Nursing is still strong and he is also still actively moving, there is no sign of lemes. Why is that why? Is it common for babies after a fever? The maximum fever is 37.7 degrees C
Hello Sonya, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Complaints experienced by your child at this time could be caused by several possible conditions such as:
Rubella (German measles)
Rubeola (regular measles)
Red spots that come out after a fever are not uncommon, but can also be a symptom of certain conditions as mentioned above, therefore, it is recommended to check your child further to the doctor so that you can get more appropriate treatment in accordance with the conditions experienced.
In the meantime, immediately take your child to the doctor. Also make sure your child is getting enough milk to prevent dehydration and help the healing process. Prevent your child as much as possible so as not to scratch these patches. If fever reappears, it can be helped by administering fever-reducing drugs such as paracetamol or ibuprofen (according to the dosage on the package) and also cold compresses on the forehead.
It is not advisable to give oral medication or any topical medication to your child without clear doctor's advice.
If your child becomes weak, has difficulty drinking or even other complaints such as high fever that reappears, convulsions, vomiting or excessive diarrhea, immediately take it to the hospital emergency room for further treatment.
I hope this helps.