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Running Fever Rash All Over
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
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
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 son is 21 months. Had a fever a week ago and now he has a rash all over that disappears in one place and reappears in another. What is this?
Rash: Time to see a doctor for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
See PCP: Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen should help with both fever and pain, unclear where the pain is located. What you really need to do is to see your doc or go to Urgent Care. While some conditions are benign, some are not and that's why is critical for you to see a physician as soon as possible. ...Read more
My 13 month old son had a fever for 3 days and now 2 days after the fever broke has a rash all over. Is this just a reaction to the fever?
Likely roseola: Roseola is a common viral illness of childhood..Often causes high fever with not much else, usually for 3-5 days, then the rash appears and fever disappears. The rash is typically pinkish tiny dots underneath the skin, usually not bothersome to the child. If it is not bothering him, let it be. It will go away in dew days. If having severe symptoms, consult doc...Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My niece had a fever for 2 Days and now she has a rash all over but no fever just it being itchy what can it be?
Maybe a virus: There are Pediatric illnesses that start off with a fever and when the fever disappears a rash appears, like roseola. Roseola is usually not itching though. Could you send a picture of the rash? Usually hives are itchy and they can appear with different illnesses. All the best. ...Read more
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 daughter had a high fever for 3 days then after fever left she got a rash all over. What could cause this?
Roseola: is a common viral infection (one of the herpes viruses) that affects young children, and is characterized by a very high fever lasting usually 2-4 days usually associated with URI symptoms and fussiness, followed by a rash which develops to the body when the fever resolves. Treatment is symptomatic and complications are rare. Immunity is believed to be life long. ...Read more
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