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1yr old son has rash all over body, low grade fever, runny nose, not sleeping well/eating was told a virus but the rash getting worse.why, what cause?tx?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Viral rash: Many viral illnesses have a final stage that includes a rash. This represents the virus+the antibody that trapped it coming to the cooler skin surface & depositing in a faint red spot. Sometimes the pattern of the rash is quite typical for one of the many known conditions with a common name, sometimes not.Since the rash represents dead viruses, it often continues to come out after recovery begins.
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Virus rash: Virus rash (or viral exanthem is the fancy phrase) goes away on its own, usually in 10 days or less. No treatment is needed but if you're itchy, then you can use moisturizers and antihistamines.

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