Let’s play a game. A friend of mine played the same game on her blog yesterday. Wait! Don’t click yet, because her readers already guessed.
Can you name the disease? Symptoms can vary, but here’s what our primary sufferer was displaying over the weekend:
- achiness & general malaise
- mild fever?
Those symptoms passed after a day or two, and we thought she was better. But – alas! – today she woke up with:
- puffy face and hands
- itch all over
- upon closer inspection, we think she has a very mild mottled rash over much of her body – like the mottling you see when somebody is cold.
Clue: this disease has 2 common names. One name describes a symptom usually displayed by young children, but not present in our sufferer.
Quite honestly, I thought all of our children had already had this disease when they were younger, but since typically it’s a one-and-out I must be wrong. Now I’m wondering: how many other times am I wrong? Will it sweep through the household? Is it already?