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A 38-year-old male asked:

9 year son has a rash over body stomach back and face runny nose dry cough head scratchy throat worried it chicken pox/measles?

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Dr. Noel Shamley
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Rates in children: Many rashes are thought to be measles and chickenpox but minor viral rashes .If you are not sure go and see your GP.If your child has a fever this should be treated first before consultations are booked
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Might be strep: A combination of a sore throat and a rash may indicate a strep infection. Have him seen by your doctor to visualize the rash and his throat. It is important to diagnose measles or chickenpox to prevent spread. All the best.

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