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Childhood Rashes With Fever
Viral exanthum: Rashes associated with fever in children are often caused by viral infections. We call these 'exanthums'. These rashes are generally harmless and go away when the infection resolves. Rashes associated with very high fevers, lethargy, rapid progression, vomiting or other concerning symptom require immediate evaluation. Rash associated with sore throat can be Strep infection & requires Rx meds. ...Read more
Viral Exanthum : The level of contagion drops significantly once a child has been fever free without medications for 24 hours. Viral rashes often take much longer to resolve but should not prohibit school or daycare attendance. An exception would be chickenpox, which should be considered contagious until all lesions are scanned and dry. ...Read more
Viral exanthum: Rashes associated with fever in children are often caused by viral infections. We call these 'exanthums'. These rashes are generally harmless and go away when the infection resolves. However, rashes associated with very high fevers, lethargy, rapid progression, vomiting or other concerning symptom require immediate evaluation. ...Read more
Child has fifths disease. After rash on cheeks, went away and rash on lower body. Suddenly onset of fever. Something different or normal?
Normal: The fever, while usually with the rash in Fifth's disease, can occur at any point in the illness. SO your child's development of the fever now is certainly within the normal course of the illness. Have them stay away from pregnant people if at all possible until completely back to normal health. ...Read more
Not infectious: Doesn't spread person to person.Get a more detailed answer ›
What do you suggest if my child had a high fever for 3 days then after fever left she got a rash all over what could it be?
Roseola: This sounds like a classic description of roseola. It is a viral childhood disease that usually peaks in incidence in the summer months, but can happen any time of year. Pretty much it's as you describe. A few days of fever, then fever breaks and rash appears. Rash resolves within a week. Once rash appears, child no longer contagious. Usually kids get it before age 3. ...Read more
My child has teeth comming out she had a low fever last night today she has a rash comming up on most of her body is this normal?
If a child has strep & gets scarlet fever, will the rash show up immediately when the symptoms start or can it take a few days for the rash to start?
Usually soon: The rash producing chemical that is generated by the strep is created after the start of the infection when it has reproduced in enough numbers to make the rash toxin.Studies suggest it will be evident by 12 hours after the appearance of fever in the illness.Not all strep will produce the rash, only those with the extra dna to make the extra toxin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause a recurrent red pimple like rash on the but checks on a child? She has jra and rash been on and off a while does not itch no fever
Both of my children woke up with a rash this morning. One daughter had it on her arm the other daughter has it all over her back and some on her arm. They are not showing any sick symptoms. No fevers at all. They say it itches sometimes. We did visit a lo
Should I take my child to the doctor if I suspect German measles? He is 18months old. Fever only lasted one night and rash started yesterday.
9 years child with high fever for 4 days and a very serious rash that doesn't itch+white color throat.Is the rash dangerous?
See doctor: It is important to have your child tested for strep throat (which can lead to a sorethroat, rash and fever). Strep throat should be treated with an antibiotic to reduce risk of secondary complications. Rash and fever may be viral; however, without an exam it is impossible to say for certain. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a child who is now two and has been having issues with a facial rash and body rash that comes and goes. Along with fever and joint pain that comes and goes. At times he dosnt even want to walk. This has been going on for over 16 months. He has
Red flat rash on arm hot to touch stings when touch follows by red cheeks had low grade fever a couple of days ago also hacking cough child is 6.
Fifth disease: This is most consistent with fifth disease, also called erythema infectiosum. It is caused by a virus and is a mild and generally benign illness. Other than Acetaminophen for the fever and cough medicine for the cough, treatment is usually unnecessary - but if the symptoms persist or worsen, see your doctor. ...Read more
Child woke up with very puffy/swollen eyes slight fever last night and cough, very light rash all over face and torso no other symptoms?
Watchful wait: Sometimes children will wake up in the morning with puffy eyes from a back up of fluid from their nose/sinus area. It sort of pools in that area (if you will). Important considerations would be 1. does it go away over the course of the day? 2. does it worsen over the course of the day? 3. is she she dehydrated? 4. is she urinating as much as she usually does? If not better in 2 days, go see doctor ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for child to have strep w/o Dore throat or fever? Has very faint non itchy rash on torso and face, congestion
Yes, it is possible: Individuals have different pain thresholds/tolerance levels. It is entirely possible for a Strep to be present without a significantly sore throat, although this is obviously less common than the classical symptoms. Strep 'carriers' are often infected with sub-clinical or no symptoms but have intermittent flare ups of pain. Strep throat in all forms requires treatment to avoid complications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers