Major Signs and Symptoms
One of the main symptoms during the early part of Kawasaki disease, called the acute phase, is fever. The fever lasts longer than 5 days. It remains high even after treatment with standard childhood fever medicines.
Other classic signs of the disease are:
- Swollen lymph nodes in the neck
- A rash on the mid-section of the body and in the genital area
- Red, dry, cracked lips and a red, swollen tongue
- Red, swollen palms of the hands and soles of the feet
- Redness of the eyes
Other Signs and Symptoms
During the acute phase, your child also may be irritable and have a sore throat, joint pain, diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pain.
Within 2 to 3 weeks of the start of symptoms, the skin on your child's fingers and toes may peel, sometimes in large sheets.