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Relying on Google to Diagnose Her Child's Fever, This Mother Looks Relaxed Until Her Child's Body Is Filled With Spots

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The boy who has Kawasaki disease The boy who has Kawasaki disease

News24xx.com - A Taiwanese mother tries to find an online solution when her son has a fever. A website he found told him to let his son get well at home so that healed naturally.

He found a website that said that "Fever is just a recovery of the immune system, there is no need to be too nervous. Just observe for a few days and everything will be fine."

However, after two days, the son began to have symptoms called "strawberry tongue". The mother looked for it again and found that her son appeared to have symptoms of adenovirus, scarlet fever, or Kawasaki disease.

She suspected it was adenovirus, but because there is currently no adenovirus vaccine available to the general public, she continued to let her son stay at home while watching him.

Two days later, a rash began to appear on her son's body. She thought the rash was a roseola rash. Still, she wasn't too worried about that.

Only after six days, the boy began to have a fever so high that the mother began to worry. After checking the Internet again, she suspected this time that he might have Kawasaki disease and immediately took him to the hospital for treatment.

The doctor explained that the boy had chapped lips, red and swollen palms and feet, red eyes, and "strawberry tongue". An ultrasound examination of the heart showed that he was suffering from Kawasaki disease.

"Kawasaki causes inflammation in the walls of medium-sized arteries throughout the body. It mainly affects children. The inflammation tends to affect the coronary arteries, which supply blood to the heart muscle, "according to the Mayo Clinic.

Therefore, the boy must take long-term medication for his heart.

The doctor then explained that the specific cause of Kawasaki disease is unknown so far. This occurs in children from six months to five years. Some people think that this disease is related to the immune system and genetics.

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