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My daughter (almost 4 years old) was diagnosed with HSP last Friday. It all started with joint/muscular pain and bruise/rash on her buttocks, legs and feet. She has on and off abdominal pain. There was no protein in her urine initially but I am getting her urine checked every few days.
Seven days later, I can see some of the bruise/rash slowly healing/fading (i.e. some of which have already disappeared) but this evening she started to complain her legs hurt badly (even after giving her Panadol). After examining her legs, we found more new spots (petechiae) on both of her legs. Is this normal? We were told by the hospital that HSP can last for 4 - 6 weeks. My questions are:
(1) Are the rash/petechia (that come with HSP) supposed to come and go? I seem to be getting contradictory information from different doctors. Some doctors told me that once she has all the rash, it will take time for these rashes to disappear and there should not be anymore new rash. Other doctors told me that you can get rash that come and go.
(2) She is still experiencing muscular/joint pain and that can only be managed by Nurofen (which we are told not to use too much as it cause more bleeding). I do not think her muscular/joint pain have improved that much after 7 days. We were also told by the hospital (on the day that she was diagnosed HSP) that the muscular/joint pain should resolve within 3 to 4 days. Is it normal that she is still experiencing muscular/joint pain (which has not improved much) after 7 days?
Would love to hear other people's experience.
thanks so much
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