Saturday, March 26, 2011

roseola oh roseola!

My lil guy recently was not feeling well :( oh poor aidan.

First, his fever went on for 5 days. even bagi ubat every 4 hours pon his temp turun til 38.5 degrees celcius je. lucky his temp tak reach 40. I was worried sick because i know fevers can sometimes cause convulsions and seizures in babies. We gave him medicine & koolfever to lower his temp, lukewarm sponge bath and gave him plenty of milky and water to prevent him from dehydration.

Then, after 5 days his high fever ends abruptly and at the same time pinkish red rashes appears on his forehead and stomach. In few hours, it spread all over his body. poor poor aidan :( oh BTW, aidan's paed dah bagitahu I awal-awal that these rashes would come out once demam dah surut and it's not campak/chickenpox/measles.

Nama penyakit ni roseola infantum also known as baby measles/fake measles. It is a viral illness of infants and young kids, most commonly affecting those between 6 mths- 2yrs old; characterized by abrupt high fever then a few days later there is a faint pinkish rash that lasts for a few hours to a few days.

Roseola is contagious, meaning it can be spread from one person to another. There is no vaccine for roseola infantum. It is different from measles or chickenpox which can be prevented by vaccine. There is no medicine given to cure it.

Alhamdulillah, after 5 days rashes dah disappear completely. & now Aidan and Mama dah tak dikuarantin.YAY!! :)

24/3/11 - Aidan nak gi check up je tapi Mama punyala jangok.hihihi

26/3/11 - Aidan dah rashes free!!!! wohoo no more kuarantin!