Hi,Our two year daughter had a rash and fever in Barcelona, Spain two months ago, and we were told by the Pediatrician who did a house visit that it was bronchitis, and even though her twin brother did not have any symptoms we put them both on antibiotics. In a few days, the were both fine, but we kept giving the antibiotics the full term. They never lost their appetite nor really complained.Now we are in Russia and a week ago my daughter came down with a rash and fever again, and we took her to the doctors and they ran some blood tests and found nothing unusual. They did not prescribe anything other then for her fever. They offered to have her stay at the hospital and we stay there with her, but we decided best to bring her back home. Her fever really never got to high (102). Here brother also came down with the fever and rash but now a week later they are all smiles and no rash or fever.Could this be something that may be reoccurring or do toddlers, especially our daughter who sucks her thumb is just catching things and giving them to her brother who does not suck his thumb. We can see how she can more easily pick up a virus because of this, but thought to run it by and see what you think.Best regards
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Age: 25 months
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The Russian physicians were more likely correct in their diagnosis than the one in Spain. Bronchitis rarely has a rash with it but rather just a cough and sometimes fever. Most rashes in children are viral and typically consist of a syndrome of fever, aches, sometimes mouth ulcers and then a rash, at which time the illness subsides. They are highly contagious but not everyone exposed necessarily catches it or has the same symptoms.
All toddlers share their germs freely and on the average, depending on their exposure to other children in daycare, nurseries, or the home, will have some infection, usually viral, on the order of every 4-8 weeks so your children are not out of the ordinary, though I'm sure extraordinary in every other way!
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