A 38-year-old male asked:
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is it urgent ? my son 7 years old developed prograssive itching rash red bumps , for 2 days on whole body. children's benadryl not working. low grade fever. fatigue. lack of appetite. no other symptoms. next step ?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds: like a viral illness and there are many from Rubella to ECHO virus...a visit to your child's Pediatrician (or at least a phone contact to find out what viruses are active in your community) is necessary! Hope this is helpful BTW a cool corn starch bath may help the itch! Dr Z
Answered on Dec 10, 2017
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Rash: Appropriate treatment is diagnosis dependent. Did your child have all of his inoculations? Fever? Photosensitive? Shape and color of rash? Best to have your Pediatrician examine before trying to self treat.
Answered on Dec 10, 2017
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