A Scary Rash. A Common Diagnosis.

Yesterday, we noticed little red dots on Henry’s arms, chest, and face.  Throughout the day, it seemed to spread to cover his entire body.

Due to some flight delays and a long day of travel yesterday, we decided to wait until this morning to take him in to see the doctor. It looked really bad but didn’t seem to bother him at all. No fever.  No scratching. No fussiness. He acted like the perfect little guy he always is so we were concerned but not freaking out.

Today, the rash is a bit worse, but we were able to see the pediatrician first thing this morning for an assessment.


The diagnosis? Heat rash.

I think this is a bit odd considering nothing has changed aside from our geographical location and temperature, which was cool and overcast in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

But, our pediatrician has the medical degree so we left with a steroid cream and instructions to wait a week for it to get better.


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