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I recently took my 2 1/2 year old to the ER because he had a fever of 104.3 it's been 3 days now he has a rash all over his body almost looks like red little pimples along with a mild fever and diiharrea what could this be?

I recently took my 2 1/2 year old to the ER because he had a fever of 104.3 it's been 3 days now he has a rash all over his body almost looks like red little pimples along with a mild fever and diiharrea what could this be?

Viral rash: Although it is impossible to say for sure without actually looking at the rash, the sequence of events (fever, then rash) would suggest that this is a viral rash, such as roseola. If the temperature is coming down and your child is drinking and acting fairly normally, symptomatic treatment and observation are all that are needed. If worried--call your pediatrician! ...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


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My 5 year old had strept throat about a week ago now he's been running a fever and has a red rash all over his body and is in some pain?

My 5 year old had strept throat about a week ago now he's been running a fever and has a red rash all over his body and is in some pain?

Scarlet Fever: Many rashes are viral in nature, and are generally not dangerous and are self limiting. One exception to this is Scarlet Fever, the combination of Strep throat and rash (the rash usually only involves the face and chest but can be more extensive). Strep infections require antibiotic treatment for cure and prevention of complications. Consider a screen for recurrent or persistent Strep infection ...Read more

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My 2 1/2 year old seems to have rash all over his body almost like little red pimples along with he gets fevers what could this be?

My 2 1/2 year old seems to have rash all over his body almost like little red pimples along with he gets fevers what could this be?

Virus or strep: Sounds like a viral or streptococcal infection. The latter is potentially more serious as untreated it may lead to heart, kidney, or nervous system disease. A rapid strep test and, if necessary, a throat culture can make this diagnosis and determine if antibiotics are necessary. You should have your toddler seen by the pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son has a dark rash all over him and is running a fever and red inside his mouth. Thinking maybe Hand Foot and Mouth??

My 2 year old son has a dark rash all over him and is running a fever and red inside his mouth. Thinking maybe Hand Foot and Mouth??

Fever is emergency: Any fever in a toddler of your son's age requires an urgent visit at the family medical clinic. It is not advised to sit at home watching this. Please sign off of the internet and get your son to health care today. ...Read more

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I've come out in a rash all over my body which is red and raised and when you touch it's warm and really itchy and I also have a blocked ear help??

I've come out in a rash all over my body which is red and raised and when you touch it's warm and really itchy and I also have a blocked ear help??

Hives/Urticaria: Sounds like hives. Most common cause is infection (often very minor in nature) resulting in activation of innate immune/autoimmune pathways in skin that trigger mast cells. Usually, hives resolve and we never know the cause. For other causes: http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/137362-overview#aw2aab6b2b3aa. A virtual consult to discuss triggers can help. If no contraindications, try otc Zyrtec (cetirizine) ...Read more

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My toddler has broken out in a red rash all over. The rash looks and feels liek goosebumps. She doesn't have a temperature and acts normal. Go to Dr?

My toddler has broken out in a red rash all over. The rash looks and feels liek goosebumps. She doesn't have a temperature and acts normal. Go to Dr?

Watch & see: As long as your toddler doesn't run fever and remain in good spirit. 'watch & see' approach would be appropriate. ...Read more

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My 8 year old son has a rash all over his body, his face is red and he has a temperature of 100.2? What could it be

My 8 year old son has a rash all over his body, his face is red and he has a temperature of 100.2? What could it be

Son's Rash: Morbilliform drug eruptions are very common, comprising 95% of all drug-induced skin reactions. Antibiotics are the most common cause. However the list is very long and includes herbal and natural therapies. In general, a morbilliform skin rash in an adult is usually due to a drug, but in a child is more likely to be viral. Thus, your child's rash is most liked caused by a viral infection. ...Read more

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I have a rash all over both legs of red bumps and got flu like symptoms at the same time?

I have a rash all over both legs of red bumps and got flu like symptoms at the same time?

See your physician: Your symptoms suggest a viral infection. While measles and rubella usually start on the face, other viral infections can present like this. Tick-borne infections can also present like this and those require antibiotics. For that reason, you need to see your physician today or tomorrow for an exam and for tests to see if you need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Hive like rash all over. Flu like symptoms. Swollen white tongue with red spots. Had unprotected oral sex with man and woman. Is this Hiv? Plz help!!

Hive like rash all over. Flu like symptoms. Swollen white tongue with red spots. Had unprotected oral sex with man and woman. Is this Hiv? Plz help!!

Need testing: Instead of panicking, please make an appointment with your medical provider for HIV testing, history, and physical. There are also over-the-counter tests available which are not cheap. Next time, use protection please. I sincerely hope your hiv test is negative. ...Read more

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Child given Amoxicillin course for "pharingotonsilitis" w/o testing. Isn't this usually viral? He has mild fever, headache and a red, sore throat.

Child given Amoxicillin course for "pharingotonsilitis" w/o testing. Isn't this usually viral? He has mild fever, headache and a red, sore throat.

Pharyngotonsillitis: Physician may have felt confident that he/she is seeing strep throat without testing. Hard to second guess without examining child. However untreated strep throat can result in rheumatic fever. Contact doctor before deciding not to take antibiotics. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 more

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I have had a mild flu for 5 days & developed a rash today. Itchy red raised blotches neck trunk arms so far. Don't think it's shingles?

I have had a mild flu for 5 days & developed a rash today. Itchy red raised blotches neck trunk arms so far. Don't think it's shingles?

Probably not shingle: This most likely is not shingles, but you still may want to be assessed by your primary care physician. There are number of rashes associated with viral illnesses, and most are not serious, but some do need to be assessed and it would be the safest thing to run it by your primary if it does not resolve. ...Read more

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2yo mild fever & next day rash on back. It went away then went on cheek and now seems to disappear then appear new spot Dots on mouth too what is it?

2yo mild fever & next day rash on back. It went away then went on cheek and now seems to disappear then appear new spot Dots on mouth too what is it?

Rash description is: Too general, and if it moves from one location to another in less than a day, may be hives or heat rash. Lesions in the mouth are often found with a coxsackie virus referred to as "hand -foot-mouth" virus, but then there are lesions on hands and feet as well. If rash looks like a sunburn on chest, axilla and groin, it could be strep and child should be seen. Othewise, OK to observe a few days. ...Read more

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Daughter has a cough +mild fever. Her one eye is abit red and droopy. She also has a redish line under her eye above her cheek bone. Can this be sinus?

Daughter has a cough +mild fever. Her one eye is abit red and droopy. She also has a redish line under her eye above her cheek bone. Can this be sinus?

Droopy Eye with line: If one eye is red and droopy with a reddish line above her cheekbone it is possible that there is infection in the soft tissue around the eye. Follow up with your child's doctor to confirm diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Does HIV flu cause sneezing, runny nose, and wet cough? With a mild fever and all gone in 4 days, except the cough a few more days and without rash. T

Does HIV flu cause sneezing, runny nose, and wet cough? With a mild fever and all gone in 4 days, except the cough a few more days and without rash. T

Unusual: We worry about acute HIV when someone has a flu-like syndrome that lingers, somewhat like mono would present. Fever, fatigue, mild nausea, light rash, sore throat, and/or swollen lymph nodes are all symptoms that can be seen with a number of viral syndromes including hiv. The HIV antibody test can take 3 or more months to turn positive, so to diagnose acute HIV we need to do a HIV RNA test. ...Read more

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8 yo w/ a sore throat yesterday, 2day tonsils look swollen but not red, ear pain, mild fever 37.7C, no cold symp. Warrants evaluation or is it early?

8 yo w/ a sore throat yesterday, 2day tonsils look swollen but not red, ear pain, mild fever 37.7C, no cold symp. Warrants evaluation or is it early?

Evaluation: In an 8 y/o, especially with lack of cold symptoms, I would be concerned about strep throat. You don't have to have red tonsils or white patches to have strep throat. You gave it couple of days (which is good for strep -studies show if you wait a day or two before treating less likely to recur), so now it's time to see if it is strep, and have quick exam to make sure no enlargement of liver/spleen ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Rash All Over (Definition)

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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