Probably a 3 hours nap this afternoon is too much for an adult like me, so here I am, sitting here writing and totally not sleepy.
Been sick for 2 weeks drove me crazy, got throat infection and then turned into flu, which lasted for weeks. All the routine became messy and I had no energy to care. Now I miss getting back on track and just to get my routine work again. However, it seems like this time of the year isn’t the best timing for planning because of the circle of the germs.
Zonni got this viral rash 3 days ago, it started from her belly then developed to her chest, I thought it might be heat rash and should be gone by the second day. The next day, the rash spread to her back. It was just everywhere and it does look quite nasty.
Called the health nurse and was told to press the rash, just to see whether it becomes white and then disappear. I did what she said, then the rash disappeared for a bit and then came back. “Its really hard to tell over the phone, but most likely its heat rash or some sort of viral reaction, which is common for kids in this age. But its better you check it out from GP. ” she said. We went through a few things just to make sure its nothing serious. Such as change of the skin colour, whether its itchy and swollen.
“She looks happy and hasn’t realised the rash exist. But she recently has a decrease of appetite and turns to drink more milk than before. That should be the reason of the rash right?”
“No, if thats the case, the rash should be showing up immediately not a while after. Well, on another hand, a toddler who is over a year old, we normally recommend 1 1/2 serve of milk or/and dairy for a day, which is 375ml milk. 1 serve is 250ml milk or 200g yoghurt. If they drink more than 500ml milk per day, it will fill them up and result in losing appetite.” She advised. Here’s a helpful link just for your reference: milk for toddlers
Its always a good idea to call the health nurse and the answer is quite often more than what you expect.
We went to the doctor, he did a thorough checkup, no fever, heart beat is normal, no ear infection. “Although it looks mostly like a viral rash caused by a virus, its still quite early to tell. Keep up her fluids and do whatever you normally do, at this stage we can only wait. It should be gone in a few days. No medication needed and if she starts scratching, you can try to put a bit mild cream on or bring her in so we can look into it further.This is a very very common viral rash among kids in this age, up until early teen.” At least we can say its not unusual and just another little illness along the way to create her immune system.
“But its just really uncomfortable to see that, even though its common, you just want to make these viruses go away. Stop bothering my little baby!” my mind was going crazy. I texted to my mothers group told them what happend. As I remember, they all had similar experiences and did tell me about a type of cream that did the trick.
“Wow that does look nasty. The rash mine got was more like heat rash and only at the front, didn’t spread to other places. However I did try this cream, “La Roche-Posay”, and worked quite well on her.” One friend said.
“True, my son had all kinds of rash and the same cream works so well on him! ” Another one suggested.” My doctor also advised to use soap-free shampoo to give him bath and mild cream.”
Alright, it looks like a little trip to the pharmacy. Will get the cream and keep you all posted how it go.
Also, found this artival, What does that viral rash mean?, hope it helps some of you in need, or keep it just for the reference.