April 02, 2007

Erythema Multiforme

pronouced er-uh-thee-ma multi-form-aye is a common skin disorder consisting of target-like circular lesions appearing suddenly on the legs, arms, palms, hands, feet, and inside the mouth. erythema multiforme minor is the most frequent form and i generally mild. the cause is often unknown and is not contagious.




for those of you who saw this...it didn't appear mild. poor f! he spent the last 2 nights itching so bad that he couldn't sleep. the doctor said to try not to use any medications because erythema multiforme is usually caused by a reaction to an infection or certain medications. but last night it was so bad that i gave him benedryll and hydrocordizone. he looks a lot worse than a couple of days ago...it all started on his torso, armpits, knee caps, and elbow. saturday it moved to his neck, head, bottom, ankles, and wrists. now it's to his face, hands, and feet. he looks worse than it really is but poor little guy. and on top of all that he has a mucas-ie cough and runny nose. and i can't give him anything for it. the doctor said it would pass in 2-3 WEEKS! oh i hope it's sooner than that.

5 comments:

nettifer said...

Poor little F! He made me so sad when I came over on Saturday. I hope it passes fast for you. Will it come back? Will he forever have this in his system. Gosh. He is so stinking cute still and I loved how he just automatically pulled up his shirt when he saw me to show me his belly! adorable!

Jen said...

Poor little guy! If it makes you feel any better, Dylan has been sick for the 3rd time this month with that same mucous-ie stuff. No fun! Ford is still a cute little guy...

ishybeanie said...

poor guy

Missy said...

I was just wondering what was with his little face. I asked Makinley if it was a sunburn!?!?

amanda LOGAN said...

Love, love, love the room!!!! Me next?!! Miss you guys! I get a little homesick when I read about you and the kids...miss you..