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A 35-year-old female asked about a female:

My daughter 6yrs, is having cold, cough & fever since 7 weeks, also headache since 1 w my gp suggested to use nurofen. after 1st dose i noticed rashes on her face, by the evening it was all over her body. is it an allergic reaction or something else.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Doctor can examine: Rashes can be hard to figure out without looking at them. Blisters can be viral (eg: chicken pox), bacterial, or contact dermatitis. A rash can also happen sometimes if a person's body is reacting to a viral or bacterial infection (sort of like an allergic reaction). Strep throat bacteria can make a toxin that causes reddish rashes. Allergy to certain foods or other substances can create rashes.
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
The cough, cold symptoms and fever are prolonged and indicate another condition should be considered. A COVID 19 infection may result in prolonged symptoms and also the complication of MIS C. The rash, fever and respiratory symptoms should be evaluated and a cardiac condition ruled out. The inflammatory markers sent by your pediatrician will help to establish whether she has MIS C.
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Last updated Apr 3, 2022


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