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    Question Will Tricare cover?

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    I have to take Cameron to the doctor tomorrow, he's got red spots all over his tummy and chest area. I don't think they're chicken pox because he's not scratching them or anything and he hasn't been anywhere where he could get them. Anyway! Can I take him to the ER at Children's? Will Tricare cover it? (His PCM is at Children's, but since it'll be Saturday, they won't be in the office.)
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    If they don't determine it to be an actual emergency, you COULD actually get a bill for it. BUT, I don't know that there is any way that they could prove it wasn't an emergency. All you'd have to say was you thought he was having an allergic reaction to something and I think that would suffice.
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    That's kind of what I think it is but I don't want to wait and have it be something more serious. I'd be taking him tonight but my car is having issues and my mom is coming first thing in the morning so I'll be able to take him in her car. (And then we're getting my stupid car fixed!)
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    you just have to call tricare within 72 hours of him being seen and they will cover it. that is how I have always done it and it's been fine.
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    Oh ok! Great, thank you. I can definitely do that.
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    Did he have a fever before the spots showed up?

    If it could be roseola. Brenna just had it.

    http://www.kidshealth.org/parent/inf...l/roseola.html
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    Nope, no fever. That's what I can't figure out. They don't seem to be bothering him at all and he's had no fever or anything. I hope it's just a mild allergic reaction. I just switched him from soy to lactose free milk, trying to work him up to regular milk so I am thinking that might be it. Soy is so expensive, but if that's what we have to stick with, that's what we'll do. Would the dr be able to tell me if it's a reaction to milk?
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    How did his dr's appt go?
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    I hope the drs went okay! Maybe it's eczema? Jack has/had it on the back of his legs and everyone was telling me it was a heat rash
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    this same exact situation happened to me! our son had an allergic reaction to dye in his medication and broke out in hives and i thought it was chickenpox. so my hubby and i brought him to the emergency room on a saturday and they told us that it was an allergic reaction and to give him benadryl and whatnot. didn't get billed for it. tricare paid for it.
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