A 2-year-old male asked:
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we got told it's due to a severe ear infection and he's now on antibiotics. the rash blanches when pressed. should we still go to the ed? he's also slightly dehydrated due to refusing oral intake.

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
MGt: I would suggest keeping him well hydrated with frequent sips of Pedialyte. Please monitor his temperature and provide a dose of an anti histamine for children. If he has any problems breathing or swallowing, I would recommend the ED. Please leave a message for your PCP describing the rash, they can recommend stopping the antibiotic if this is an allergic reaction.
Answered on Jun 16, 2016
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