Thursday, August 18, 2011
2nd Opinions can be Good
This morning we woke up to Mega's rash-covered face. Throughout the morning the rash spread and darkened. The first first doctor who saw her heard about the fever and suggested that she be seen by a specialist as the symptoms could be caused by Rubella, Measles or Roseola, among other viruses. So, today a 2nd opinion was a good thing. The 2nd doctor nailed it down to Roseola (突発性発疹). When asked about being contagious his response was to the tune of " All kids get it sometime so don't worry if she spreads it" - not exactly the information we were looking for! But I am thankful that in a country where sicknesses are taken very seriously that the one my daughter has is one that the Dr. isn't very concerned about.
A quick search online has shown that she is most likely no longer contagious.
When the kids get sick with something like this that "everyone gets" (in Japan, remember that I didn't grow up here) it make me wonder if I've had the sickness, or had a strain which is similar enough to prevent me from catching it from them!