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Baby is 11 weeks old. He has come up with this rash? There

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Baby is 11 weeks old. He has come up with this rash ?There isn’t a temp and he had his first immunisations four days ago.

Good afternoon, I am Dr Elliot and hope I can help

So can I just clarify, your baby hasn’t had a temperature? And are they alert as normal? And feeding well with good wet nappies?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
My baby had a temp four days ago when he got his immunisations. But since then his temp has been around 36.6-37C. Normal wet nappies and passing minimum 3 poop and wet nappies. He is eating fine (Solely breast milk), he leaving an ounce here and there but then I am nursing him on demand so that could be the reason. He is just as alert as normal.
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Yesterday the rash was on his head but then I washed him down and it calmed down

Okay thanks, ***** ***** is likely to be something called Roseola or Sixth disease. This is a self limiting viral illness in those between 6months to 2 years generally speaking

It often looks worse than it actually is, but if they are very well with it, then will take about 5-7 days to settle. But if there is any fever or they appear unwell then I would suggest a urgent review with your doctor

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
What should I do ? How do you know it is that ?

It is a clinical diagnosis. The appearance is suggestive of it

I could find a nearby urgent treatment centre so you could have someone look at them to be certain if you like? This is certainly reasonable

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
No thank
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Is there anything I should do ? I read antibiotic don’t help.

Okay. No antibiotics are needed for this as it is likely a viral cause

Customer: replied 12 days ago.

You don’t need to do much, but a moisturiser will help if the skin seems to irritate them

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