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A 40-year-old female asked:

my son has rashes on his body, legs and chin he is 5 years old nearly six. he has a cold sore and was coughing and sneezing a bit but otherwise seems fine. its very itchy though. he has a shellfish allergy but hasnt had for a while. ?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Scabies?: Your son needs an exam by a Dr in person. This could be scabies: A common, contagious, intensely itchy skin condition caused by a tiny, burrowing mite. It is easily treated with a permethrin based prescription cream and washing of sheets, towels and clothing in very hot water.
Dr. Devashnee Chinasamy
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A flu-like illness with a rash, needs to be examined to exclude a viral infection e.g. measles. Unfortunately, all rashes need to be examined. Telemedicine is not effective or appropriate for this symptom. Please see a GP.
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