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Is it Urgent? My son 7 years old developed prograssive itching rash red bumps, for 2 days on whole body. Children's Benadryl not working. Low grade fever. Fatigue. Lack of appetite. No other symptoms. Next step?

Is it Urgent? My son 7 years old developed prograssive itching rash red bumps, for 2 days on whole body. Children's Benadryl not working. Low grade fever. Fatigue. Lack of appetite. No other symptoms. Next step?

Rash: Appropriate treatment is diagnosis dependent. Did your child have all of his inoculations? Fever? Photosensitive? Shape and color of rash? Best to have your Pediatrician examine before trying to self treat. ...Read more

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Low Grade Fever (Definition)

Low grade fever is a symptom in which a person's internal body temperature is mildly high, about 99-100.5 degrees. Many medical conditions and mild colds/flus can ...Read more


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I'm 49 with a low grade fever and now a non itchy rash. Should I be concerned or just treat symptoms?

I'm 49 with a low grade fever and now a non itchy rash. Should I be concerned or just treat symptoms?

Depends: If the problem has been present for more than 10 days or is getting worse by the day, see your doctor. Be sure that this is not from a new drug introduced within a couple of weeks prior to the onset of your symptoms. ...Read more

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13 month old had low grade fever of 100.5 for 3 days and now has a rash on her back and a little on chest. What can it be and do I need to take her to doctors?

13 month old had low grade fever of 100.5 for 3 days and now has a rash on her back and a little on chest. What can it be and do I need to take her to doctors?

Possible viral rash: At this age common viral illnesses can cause a non-specific skin rash, called a viral exanthem. However, given that I cannot actually see your child I would suggest having your pediatrician have a look. ...Read more

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A ten year old boy scout returned from a hiking trip 8 days ago and is now feeling weak with a low grade fever he has a circular rash on his right leg?

A ten year old boy scout returned from a hiking trip 8 days ago and is now feeling weak with a low grade fever he has a circular rash on his right leg?

Time to see Dr: It is time for him to see his regular pcp and be evaluated. There are a variety of insect born diseases that can show up after a trip into the wild & it appears that this scout may have one of them. Proper evaluation and early treatment if indicated can prevent the problem from becoming a chronic one. ...Read more

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Rash sore throath low grade fever feeling bad include background information that will enable doctors or dentists to answer your question.?

Rash sore throath low grade fever feeling bad include background information that will enable doctors or dentists to answer your question.?

Strep throat: Not sure what the answer is, no one diagnose. Or forecast if you have strep throat without taking a cotton swap and culture it, we can look and see if the white striation present and assume its strep based on clinical experience ...Read more

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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.

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

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10 month old has rash on head trunk spreading to bottom. Occasional low grade fever. Dr said WBC count was low and is viral. Wife has rash now.

10 month old has rash on head trunk spreading to bottom. Occasional low grade fever. Dr said WBC count was low and is viral. Wife has rash now.

Rash.: So yes it does sound like a viral rash or exanthem of the skin and it easily spreadable or contagious to other individuals who are susceptible like other younger kids, immune suppressed individuals, or anyone else who hasn't been exposed to the virus in the past. As long as symptoms aren't worsening, there should be nothing to worry about in mom or child. See doc if worsening. Good luck. ...Read more

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Son had headache, low grade fever. Dr said likely viral. Now 3 days later, dry cough, has rash (no fever). Does this sound like virus running course?

Son had headache, low grade fever. Dr said likely viral. Now 3 days later, dry cough, has rash (no fever). Does this sound like virus running course?

Yes, it does sound: Like a virus. However, it would be a good idea to have him seen by his doctor again to check the rash and re-check his lungs, just to be sure there isn't anything else going on that might need different treatment. Hope he feels better soon. ...Read more

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My 2 yo has a cough and low grade fever. I jnoticed he has a bumpy skin colored rash on his chest and legs. I've been using vic's on chest. Related?

My 2 yo has a cough and low grade fever. I jnoticed he has a bumpy skin colored rash on his chest and legs. I've been using vic's on chest. Related?

VIRAL INFECTION: Most probably viral upper respiratory infection, lasts 3-5 days, maximum 7 days. Rash may be related to this....., or be from vic's itself. If you suspect vic's then don't use any more. Remember, anything can give an allergic reaction depending on the sensitivity of the individual to different allergen. .. Even water; e.g. Cold water can give rise to 'urticarial rash' to the susceptible person. ...Read more

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Four yr old girl has a red raised rash covering 75% of her body once a month since infancy accompanied with a low grade fever any ideas?

Four yr old girl has a red raised rash covering 75% of her body once a month since infancy accompanied with a low grade fever any ideas?

Interesting: Red raised sounds like hives...And why monthly? Do not know. The low grade fever may be from the rash itself.... Do a diet chart and see if there is something that stands out...You will have to do it for a month. Consider allergy testing and seeing a chinese medicine practitioner...And immunologist as well. Hard to tell without seeing the rash what it really is. There are some cyclic disorders. ...Read more

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What could possibly cause purple dottie rash all over the body and extreme weight loss, depletion of platelets? Also depletion of blood causing a need for both blood and platelets transfusions and a low grade fever! Something is depleting everything my s

What could possibly cause purple dottie rash all over the body and extreme weight loss, depletion of platelets? Also depletion of blood causing a need for both blood and platelets transfusions and a low grade fever! Something is depleting everything my s

This: This sounds like thrombocytopenic purpura. It can be caused by a variety of conditions, but sometimes there is no cause identified (in which case it's called idiopathic.) if she is not being seen by a hematologist, she definitely should be. Has she been exposed to heparin? This is a common intravenous or subcutaneous medication that can cause a similar picture in patients who are sensitive to it. ...Read more

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I have had a cold for a few days. A wet cough, low grade fever, congestion, headache, ear ache, body pains. Now all of a sudden today I have a rash?

I have had a cold for a few days. A wet cough, low grade fever, congestion, headache, ear ache, body pains. Now all of a sudden today I have a rash?

Need medical check u: You may have a head cold or some other Virus infection. Your skin rash worries me...it could be a drug allergy (if you are taking any medicines/antibiotics) or it may be due to the virus infection itself causing it. Unless you are feeling better already, it is best to get an examination from your doctor right away. ...Read more

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1yr old son has rash all over body, low grade fever, runny nose, not sleeping well/eating was told a virus but the rash getting worse. Why, what cause? Tx?

1yr old son has rash all over body, low grade fever, runny nose, not sleeping well/eating was told a virus but the rash getting worse. Why, what cause? Tx?

Virus rash: Virus rash (or viral exanthem is the fancy phrase) goes away on its own, usually in 10 days or less. No treatment is needed but if you're itchy, then you can use moisturizers and antihistamines. ...Read more

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Ebv IgG postive, CMV IgG positive, igm negative; what cause my persisting low grade fever, lymphnodes skin rash around collar bone.? Hiv neg 8mon

Ebv IgG postive, CMV IgG positive, igm negative; what cause my persisting low grade fever, lymphnodes skin rash around collar bone.? Hiv neg 8mon

Need to investigate: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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My 4 year old granddaughter is recovering from "fifth" disease. The rash and low grade fever have been gone for a few days. Strep throat was ruled out by 2 different doctors. Both say it's "fifth disease" however, she seems to be pale. She is eating, p

My 4 year old granddaughter is recovering from "fifth" disease. The rash and low grade fever have been gone for a few days. Strep throat was ruled out by 2 different doctors. Both say it's "fifth disease" however, she seems to be pale. She is eating, p

Fifths: Fifths disease is a common, relatively harmless viral infection - most often seen in kids and characterized by red cheeks followed by a lacy rash on the arms, legs and body. Some people will also have fever for a day or two. It typically resolves on its own without treatment. The only time we really worry about this virus is if it infects someone who is pregnant or someone with a chronic blood disease such as sickle cell anemia, thalessemia, or spherocytosis. The virus can stop the bone marrow from producing red blood cells for a short period of time. This does not usually affect a healthy person, but can affect someone who's red blood cells are not normal in the first place. I attached a website with more information about fifths disease. If she has a chronic blood disease, if her paleness continues, or if she is acting sick at all, give her doctor a call. Good luck! ...Read more

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7m old low grade fever of 101.5 (day)103 (night).Two red spots on his cheek and sore on the roof of his mouth has a bit of diaper rash? Cause?

7m old low grade fever of 101.5 (day)103 (night).Two red spots on his cheek and sore on the roof of his mouth has a bit of diaper rash? Cause?

Hand foot, mouth dis: Hand foot and mouth disease is most likely. Causing sores on the palate, around the mouth, in the diaper area, and hands and feet, they look like red spots or canker sores (white discs with red around them). Fever and pain are possible. It's viral and runs its course. Pain control is key. If this doesn't sound like what your child has, get it checked. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my chest, neck and chin that is grainy and slightly red. I have had low-grade fever, sore throat and head ache. What could it be?

I have a rash on my chest, neck and chin that is grainy and slightly red. I have had low-grade fever, sore throat and head ache. What could it be?

Could be viral: But I always get concerned about Strep throat and the rash from Strep when I hear about symptoms like yours. I strongly recommend you get a throat culture and if positive, treat with oral antibiotic. ...Read more

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7 yr. Old had sore throat with low grade fever (100.2) for 48 hours. Now a raised red rash started on legs and spread to arms, hands, face. Causes?

7 yr. Old had sore throat with low grade fever (100.2) for 48 hours. Now a raised red rash started on legs and spread to arms, hands, face. Causes?

Rash: This could be an infectious rash. Measles has become much more common but this could be a strep rash. I would
see a physician ASAP ...Read more

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Recurrent fever and rash in 1 month. What's up?

Recurrent fever and rash in 1 month. What's up?

Untreated strep?: See do tor for examination and throat culture to rule out strep infection which can cause fever and rash. Untreated this can lead to internal involvement. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a rash and fever?

What does it mean when you have a rash and fever?

Many things: It can be from a viral infection, drug reaction etc. See your doctor if it is persistent or getting worse. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: fever and rash?

What is the definition or description of: fever and rash?

Temp and red...: Fever= elevated body temperature
rash: usually red, possibly itchy patch, may have vesicles or blister or "weep" fluid. Can be raised or flat; many, many presentations.
A fever can and often does precipitate a rash. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Rash and fever?

Rash and fever: Elevated body temperature accompanied by change in texture or color of skin. ...Read more

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Fever and rash in a 4 month old?

Fever and rash in a 4 month old?

Viral?: The most common cause of fever and a rash in a baby is a virus, but there are lots of other possibilities, and the question is just too vague for us to give a more specific answer. The short answer is you should see your pediatrician, or at the very least, call him/her. ...Read more

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What can I do about a fever and rash in a 14 month old?

What can I do about a fever and rash in a 14 month old?

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

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more