Monday, September 20, 2010

Carter the Leper Update

Carter's rash continued to spread on Sunday. In the tub Sunday night I noticed splotches of blue. That freaked me out because all I could think was bleeding under the skin so I rushed him over to Rex Urgent Care at 7:30 (they closed at 8:00). They said it looked like an Amoxicillin rash and told me to give him Zyrtec. I wanted to follow up with his regular doctor (mainly because the doctor diagnosed him by looking at him while passing us in the hallway) so we went in this morning. His doctor agreed that it all fit the timeline of Roseola virus, but thought the rash didn't quite match up (Roseola gives very defined pinpointed spots, where Carter's was more spread out everywhere). She said it's either A) an allergic reaction to Amoxicillin or B) an adverse reaction to the Amoxicillin, meaning he's not allergic but sometimes antibiotics and viruses don't mix well and can cause a rash. Once the Amoxicillin gets out of his system, his rash should go away (over the next few days). She wrote a note allowing him to return to daycare tomorrow since it's not a contagious rash. It's already starting to clear up. Hopefully we are over this plague!!!

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