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Rash on feet, hands, neck, cheeks and upper back on 2.5 year old. not preceded with a sore throat of fever. cheeks are also very red but not warm. cant see any rash or spots in the mouth. not itchy. not very raised but not perfectly flat spots. ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Hard to assess: Rashes can represent systemic illness, reactions to foods, external contact triggers & other agents. The description is not specific enough to suggest a cause. Many of these require an in person exam to sort out.
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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Parvovirus infection is a common disease that typically has bright red cheeks (the "slapped cheek") appearance. Rashes are very difficult to identify by text missives. If your child is otherwise well, observation is likely all that is needed. If you child begins to show signs of illness, please consult your pediatrician or PCP for evaluation.
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Last updated Dec 14, 2021


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