L.T. asks from Celina, TX on April 16, 2007
Rash - Celina, TX
My daughter is teething. She had fever last night of about 100 degrees. Gave her tylenol and she was fine after that. My husband gave her strawberries yesterday. A couple of hours later she developed a rash. It is all over her entire body. A red rash that resembles heat rash. I know the strawberries were not a good idea, my husband knows now. Anyone's baby gotten rash while teething?
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The rash is better today and so are the gums. No fever last night so we are holding off on the doctor. Thanks!
A.B. answers from Dallas on April 17, 2007
Hi L. my daughters both have gotten some rash with teething the constant drewling will cause chaping, rash etc., but so will strawberrys when they are younger the acid and stuff in them will cause sensitive skin to develope a rash, but it usually goes away after a short time. And also babys often run fever when teething just give tylonal and mortin it's best to alternate so that there bodys don't get used to one and build up a tolerance. Hope she gets to feeling better! :)
K. answers from Dallas on April 17, 2007
M.O. answers from Albuquerque on April 16, 2007
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T.F. answers from Dallas on April 17, 2007
teething has been known to cause rash (says so in many parenting books) but then again so can strawberries. And since she is teething, her imune system is down (proven by the fever) and the rash could be a combo of the two factors. Just keep an eye on her and lay off the strawberries for a good while. When you do re-introduce them to her, do so slowly and with observation on any after-consumption effects.
Best of luck!
T.D. answers from Dallas on April 16, 2007
I would call the dr. since there was a fever present also, just to be sure. Look in her mouth, does she have any ulcers in there? If so it could also be a virus called hand foot mouth disease. Here is some info on it.
I wouldn't think strawberries are the culprit unless she is just allergic to them, which you would have discovered anyway.
R.M. answers from Dallas on April 17, 2007
I'm pretty sure it was the strawberries. I have had babies that have had rash when teething if they have fever and get sweaty, but that has been due to skin eczema. If it was due to strawberries, should disappear within a few days. If it is the first signs of something like skin eczema it will probably get a little worse. Put a little dab of cortaid on rash and should help. Good Luck
M.C. answers from Dallas on April 17, 2007
S.D. answers from Dallas on January 14, 2008
The rash could be related to the fever. She actually may not be teething. I thought the same thing but I was told that a child shouldn't have a fever of more than 99 when teething. espacially if there is a rash that follows. It turned out that my child had tonsilitis. The fever may actually be a sign of an infection.
R.W. answers from Denver on April 17, 2007
HI there...sorry to hear about the rash. I have three young children and would bet the rash is from the strawberries. Strawberries are highly allergenic and do cause rashes, even in grownups. We gave my youngest strawberries on his 1st birthday and he developed the worst rash of his life!!
You can also call your pedi to see what he thinks.