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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

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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My 5 year old had strept throat about a week ago now hes 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 hes 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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Ive 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??

Ive 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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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

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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