Walking Pneumonia and Diabetes
OK, I feel like a bad mom!
I’m the type of mom that does not immediately assume the worst. When Josh broke his wrist snow boarding a few years ago it took me two weeks to take him to the orthopaedist (but in my defense he said it didn’t hurt that bad and he even did a push up to show me!).
And I can get amazing results with over the counter medicines.
So last night when Josh complained that his ear hurt a little I didn;t think much of it. I just put a warm compress on his ear.
When in to tuck him in, though, he had this weird hive type rash.
Yuck- huh? It was even more yuck in the morning!
So, we head off to the pediatrician (who I love because he always gets us right in!). Dr. Yu takes one look and says “Walking Pneumonia– classic symptoms”
Who would of thought that this rash was a classic symptom of walking pneumonia? Apparently it is called erythema multiforme.
So, you learn something new everyday! Don’t assume a rash is due to an allergic reaction if it is accompanied with a cough and a sore ear.
This medical information brought to you by one bad mom!