Mothers have issued warnings to parents about a Kawasaki-like inflammatory disease that affects children, which is probably linked to coronavirus.
Doctors were given a warning on Tuesday about a sharp increase in the number of patients who are admitted to the UK's intensive care unit with the mysterious disease.
Becky White from Batley, west Yorkshire, said her 18-month-old son Freddie had a six-week illness, which she believes was a Kawasaki disease, and that she is afraid his symptoms will return.
Meanwhile, Suzanne Mawdsley of Radfcliffe, Greater Manchester, said two of her children were suffering from & # 39; mysterious illness, but displayed different symptoms.
Suzanne Mawdsley of Radfcliffe, Greater Manchester warned parents about the mysterious & # 39; inflammatory disease & # 39; who was thought to have been linked to coronavirus after her daughter Quin, 10, developed an outbreak that was initially thought to be baby flushing
Her 19-year-old son is also believed to have the condition, but had several symptoms, with a large red mark appearing on his tongue (left)
Suzanne says & # 39; with my kids their symptoms were very different, so people need to be aware that it can see themselves in different ways & # 39;
Freddie White started having red sore eyes six weeks ago and a high temperature when the skin on his finger began to peel.
Becky called the doctor who told her the symptoms sounded like they were going viral and Freddie's symptoms started to get worse.
The mother-of-three said the peeling of his fingers and toes began to spread his arms and legs and Freddie developed a red rash on his stomach and face.
WHAT IS KAWASAKI DISEASE AND TOXIC SHOCK SYNDROME?
Kawasaki disease is a condition that causes inflammation in & # 39; walls of & # 39; e blood vessels and affects most children under five years old.
The inflammation can weaken the coronary arteries, which supply the heart with blood. This can lead to aneurysms and heart attacks.
The condition affects eight children out of 100,000 and statistics show that in three per cent of cases it is fatal that is untreated.
WHAT SYMPTOMS CARE?
The symptoms of Kawasaki disease usually develop in three phases over a period of six weeks, according to advice on & # 39; website of & # 39; an NHS.
The first signs are a fever and a rash in the first weeks, followed by the eyes of children who become red and swollen.
It can also cause the lips to dry and crack, a sore throat, swollen lymph glands and the tongue to become red, the NHS warns.
The second phase of Kawasaki disease often causes symptoms such as abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, joint pain and jaundice.
In the third phase, symptoms disappear, but children & # 39; can still have a lack of energy and become easily tired during this time & # 39 ;.
TOKSIC SHOCK SYNDROME
Toxic shock syndrome is a very dangerous bacterial infection – but it can be diagnosed incorrectly, in order not to compare the symptoms with other diseases and because it is so rare.
It occurs as normally harmless staphylococcus aureus or streptococcus bacteria, which live on skin, invade the bloodstream and release dangerous toxins.
TSS has a mortality rate of between five and 15 per cent. And reoccurs in 30 to 40 per cent of cases.
Using tampons is a particular risk factor for TSS, according to the NHS.
WHAT SYMPTOMS CARE?
- a high temperature
- flu-like symptoms
- feeling sick and sick
- a widespread eruption with sunburn
- lips, tongue and the whites of the eyes turn a bright red
- dizziness as a curse
- difficulty breathing
She was told at a video appointment with a doctor that Freddie had skin syndrome and he was prescribed antibiotics, with symptoms not expected to clear up in days.
However, they did not and Becky went to Freddie to the hospital to check and Freddie was given fluids and Calpol along with antibiotics.
Becky said the antibiotics worked a little, but when he finished the course of antibiotics, the rash came back worse and covered his entire body.
She returned to A&E and Freddie was diagnosed with streptococcus, which is similar to scarlet fish with symptoms of a strawberry tongue, swollen glands, rash and peeling of hands and feet.
Freddie was prescribed another course of antibiotics for ten days and is now symptom-free after one day.
However, after reading about Kawasaki disease and a mysterious inflammatory condition that killed children in the country, Becky is concerned that Freddie's symptoms may have been a sign of something worse.
Becky told Metro.co.uk: & # 39; During this time on antibiotics, we had nights without sleep and a very sad baby.
& # 39; Although Freddie has now recovered, he is not yet fully recovered from & # 39; e result.
& # 39; He is now one day from & # 39; off antibiotics and my concerns now after watching the news about Kawasaki are that his symptoms will come back. & # 39;
Suzanne Mawdsley warned parents that symptoms of the disease may differ after two of their children suffer in various ways from it.
Her 19-year-old son Kane suffered a red mark on his tongue after experiencing a pain and throat.
However, her ten-year-old daughter Quin developed a nasty look on her face and neck that didn't look like knives.
While Kane recovered after taking paracetamol and salted with salt water, Quin's condition became worse after he was first diagnosed as a chicken pox.
She told MEN: & # 39; It wasn't until Monday when I looked at the news about these results and thought it looked similar to Quin & # 39; s. When I called 111, they said it was probably Kawasaki.
& # 39; When in doubt, it's best to be sure and not be afraid to ask questions.
& # 39; My children also had very different symptoms, so people should be aware that it shows themselves in different ways. & # 39;
Quin recovered after she had been prescribed the anti-histamine chlorpheniramine to reduce the itching and her mother was told to ask for further help as her condition worsened.
Earlier this week, health professionals drunk on being & # 39; unaware & # 39; were of & # 39; died in British children of a serious & # 39; inflammatory syndrome & # 39; it & # 39; t thought to be associated with coronavirus.
After 20 children were critically ill on Tuesday, and Health Secretary Matt Hancock acknowledged that & # 39; some & # 39; youngsters mysteriously died without any underlying conditions.
Hancock said he & # 39; s very concerned & # 39; was due to the mystic syndrome that experts think is caused by coronavirus infection.
A Lancashire mother, who does not want to be named, shared shocking images of her two-year-old daughter with spotty purple rashes across her body
Chloe Knight, 22, revealed her two-year-old son, Freddie Merrylees (pictured), fell ill just before the lockdown and was & # 39; like a zombie & # 39; because of Kawasaki disease. The boy had a rash on his body, a high temperature, red eyes and had difficulty eating and drinking.
Melanie Cook, 38, from Gypsyville, Hull, believes her one-year-old son George was abused with the mystery disease in mid-March after suffering from red, puffy eyes (shown), & # 39; great vomiting & # 39; ; and weariness.
The disease is similar to Kawasaki disease – which does not cause blood vessels to develop, and toxic shock syndrome – an overreaction by the immune system whereby the body attacks its own organs.
This has led some parents to link Kawasaki disease and the mysterious inflammatory condition together.
Gemma Brown, from Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, told MailOnline that her two-year-old son Bertie was admitted to the hospital last month when his temperature rose above 40C (104F) and his cheerful look began to turn black.
And Melanie Cook, 38, from Gypsyville, Hull, revealed her one-year-old son George was infected with coronavirus when he was struck by mysterious symptoms in mid-March.
Sabrina and Steve Legge, from Bath, Somerset, were concerned that sons Dylan, 16, and Colston, 14, had the inflammatory syndrome after they suffered from illness, blisters in their tongues, diarrhea and stabbing pain of chest. The family claims their GP refused to test their teeth for coronavirus.
Two-year-old boy escapes to hospital with inflammatory syndrome associated with COVID-19
EXCLUSIVE By Jake Wallis Simons, Associate Global Editor
A mother has told how & # 39; her two-year-old son was taken to hospital with a dangerous inflammatory syndrome thought to be linked to COVID-19.
Gemma Brown, 38, told MailOnline that her son, Bertie, was admitted to Worcestershire Royal Hospital last month on his second birthday, when his temperature rose above 40C (104F) and his cheerful look began to turn black.
Doctors were initially injured, but a senior consultant eventually diagnosed the boy with the rare Kawasaki disease, a form of toxic shock syndrome that causes the body's immune system to attack its own organs.
But Bertie did not pass a COVID-19 test, leaving both his and his family in the dark about a possible link between Kawasaki disease and coronavirus.
Bertie Brown was admitted to Worcestershire Royal Hospital last month on his second birthday after developing a fever and eruption over his body
His temperature rose above 40C (104F) and the spotty rash spread over his body and started to turn black. Doctors were initially baffled, but a senior consultant eventually diagnosed the boy with the rare Kawasaki disease
& # 39; I do not know how & # 39; the government will prove that there is a hitch if they do not test patients, & # 39; said the mother-of-two of Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire.
"I asked to test him, because I had a gut feeling that there was a connection between covid and Kawasaki.
'Both attack your immune system and the entire family had been bad with Covid symptoms before Bertie became ill.
& # 39; I was approached that there was a link and started for a test, but they just told me there was no need to test the under-fives. & # 39;
The boy received an immunoglobin transfusion and spent five days in the hospital. & # 39; It was terrible to see him like that, & # 39; said Mrs. Brown.
His mother Gemma (pictured with Bertie and is older brother George, 14) believes his symptoms were a complication of the coronavirus. But Bertie (right) did not pass a COVID-19 test, leaving both medics and his family in darkness over a possible switch
& # 39; He had no respiratory problems, but he was put into a ward on his own and he was easily the worst child in the hospital.
'His rash was beginning to itch, but it soon made him angry. His temperature was dangerously high and they controlled him all the time. & # 39;
Bertie, who was born too early to weigh just 1.5lb, has always had a weak immune system, making him sensitive to viruses.
& # 39; Thank God he is well now and has come home, though he is still on Aspirin to prevent his blood clotting, & # 39; said his mother.
'He is much better in himself. But the fact is that we just don't know what happened, because he wasn't tested for coronavirus. & # 39;
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