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3 Year Old With Fever And Rash
Viral infection: This sounds like a common viral infection. The sore throat was the key - since that's where the infection most likely took hold. I would show this to a doctor ASAP-so they can try to figure out 'what' is causing the infection and therefore direct treatment. Hopefully your child is updated on all their shots, as unfortunately there's a resurgence in diseases that should have gone away (ie. measles) ...Read more
Call your doctor: Call your doctor. There are many infections with these symptoms, some severe, some not. The given informaation is too sparse to say more. ...Read more
The temp is up and advil every 6 hrs can be given with fluids and observe.
This appears like a common viral illness and rashes can occur with slapped cheek disease (red on cheeks), roseola (fevers, then rash occurs after a few days) or other viral etiology. At nite, Benadryl 1/2 tsp can be given for comfort and rash until it resolves. If rash worsens, fevers don't resolve in a few days, see MD. ...Read more
In 10% of cases: At the 12-month well visit, an infant usually gets the MMR and chicken pox vaccines. These are both live virus vaccines. As a result, about 10% of infants can have a slight fever and mild rash about 10-14 days after the vaccines. Both the fever and rash resolve in a few days. ...Read more
Yes: Yes - vaccines cause an immune response to what is contained in the vaccine. This may, and may not, include having a fever. Usually, a fever related to vaccines will last up to 3-4 days and not be terribly severe. Any fever that is very high, or any time the child is acting very ill, even after vaccines, you should discuss the situation with your doctor. The reaction may also include a rash. ...Read more
I think my 9-month-old has fifth disease. Rash and fever lasted only one day. Should I take her to the doctor if no symptoms are present?
What's Ur gut tell U: There are a variety of rash producing viruses that have little importance to the real scheme of things & most can be managed at home. If the kid is playful for most of his/her day, feeding & wetting diapers as usual, I see little need for an office visit. I truly believe mom's are pre-wired with a sense of their own child's needs & can tell if they need to come in. Do what you're comfortable with. ...Read more
Took my 14 month old to doc for fever and rash they did CBC differential which at the time showed basically that she may have a cold WBC was good. She's gotten wors and rubs her head now not sure if its just a common headache or a sign of something else sh
Likely benign illnes: Most 24mo with fever & a rash will have one of many viral illnesses that occur at that age & most have many systems affected by the illness as it spreads through the system. Headache is common in febrile kids old enough to articulate the feeling. A normal CBC is good news & a good basic screen for bad germs. The process should improve gradually or seek a recheck if the kid seems to fade again. ...Read more
My three year old developed a sudden rash. Not sure what it is she don't seem bothered by it and she hasn't had a fever.
Rash: Rashes are very common in this age group. If it's dry, you can use moisturizer after his bath. If there is no itching, and he seems otherwise comfortable, you don't have to do anything. If it persists or worsens, you can have your pediatrician take a look at it. ...Read more
My three year old son has been sick since Monday started with fever only vomited once on Tuesday but can't get the fever to break and now has a rash?
Better see his MD: Needs to be evaluated, he might need prescription medications/some studies, take care ...Read more
Rash and fever: Elevated body temperature accompanied by change in texture or color of skin. ...Read more
Infection, see md: This represents an infection- viral, strep most likely. Rarely the can also represent other rarer infections which can be serious. It is I portent to be seen for examination and series of blood tests to determine cause. Untreated this may involve internal organs- heart, kidney etc. ...Read more
Stop, see doctor: There are two possibilities here: either you are having a reaction to the sulfa drug, or the infection that you're treating with the drug (which I'm assuming is an antibiotic, though not all sulfa drugs are) is getting worse. Either way, you need to stop the drug and check with the doc who prescribed it. ...Read more
The only way...: ...To find out is to go. Many va hospitals have a dermatology clinic, but some do not; call and find out if your nearest va has one. If not, you may have to go to one a bit further away; but once you find a derm clinic, I'm confident that its staff will quickly diagnose and treat your husband. Oh, and please thank him, from all of us here at healthtap, for his service; we deeply appreciate it. ...Read more
I have fever and rash in my face and sometimes I feel pain in my back what these symptoms would be?
YouNeedCloseFollowUp: A lotta things that could affect your liver. Did you ask whomever ordered the tests? What did they say?? Did they check for hepatitis? That's the first thing to think with what you've described. In that case you need to be told what to do and, as important, what not to do. Oh! I see you're 9--this requires scrutiny by a competent internist. Meanwhile don't share any intimate objects like eating utensils ...Read more
I think I was around a colleague in office today who might have measles. He has a rash and fever. What are the chances that I could get it too.
If he truly has. ..: ...the measles, the chances you will get it are very high if you have not been vaccinated. It is VERY contagious. But even though we have heard a lot about measles lately, at least here in the US, most people around the world have been vaccinated. Many other, usually viral, diseases cause a rash and fever. Wash your hands, practice sensible hygiene, and find out what he had if you can! Stay well! ...Read more
Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my rash and fever until I can see a doctor?
Other symptoms?: What treatment you may need depends on your age, your medical history and the diagnosis. Rash and fever can be caused by a lot of things including strep throat (scarlet fever), typhoid, various tick-borne fevers, hemorrhagic fevers etc, some of which can be quite nasty, indeed. Best to just go see your doc right away. ...Read more
8 month baby have on and off fever and rash for 14 days. Diagnosis kawasaki but do not respond to ivig or steroids treatment. What to do?
I am having a reaction to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds with fever and rash. How do I know if this will turn into steven johnson syndrome?
Stop the med: Stop taking the bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and visit your health care provider for a good evaluation/examination right away if you think you have Stevens Johnsons syndrome (SJS). SJS causes a severe rash often involving mucus membranes like the inside of the eyes, nose, mouth, and genital region. ...Read more
My 3 year old son has been battling with a fever that comes and goes and then last night got a rash, gone by morning now back again. Its not raised.
3 year old w/ fever is complaining that his penis hurts, it is very warm but no rash. Is this normal with a fever?
Not normal: Definitely not normal. He needs to be seen by your provider. ...Read more