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My daughter has a mild rash - small reddish spots - on her back following a fever. Any suggestions as to what to do about it?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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Sounds like a mild viral illness, but without examining her impossible to know.
How old is your daughter? Does she go to school or day-care? With whom has she been in contact, and in what fashion? If she becomes increasingly ill see your local family doctor.

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Sounds like a mild viral illness, but without examining her impossible to know.
How old is your daughter? Does she go to school or day-care? With whom has she been in contact, and in what fashion? If she becomes increasingly ill see your local family doctor.
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics
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In brief: May be roseola

Following a fever in childhood, a rash can commonly be noted.
Roseola is the classic viral infection that follows this patten. The child typically has a fever up to 103 f or higher, but otherwise with few symptoms other than feeling a bit off. After 3-4 days the fever breaks and a fine red rash breaks out. The rash usually does not itch much. It usually lasts a day or so then goes away.

In brief: May be roseola

Following a fever in childhood, a rash can commonly be noted.
Roseola is the classic viral infection that follows this patten. The child typically has a fever up to 103 f or higher, but otherwise with few symptoms other than feeling a bit off. After 3-4 days the fever breaks and a fine red rash breaks out. The rash usually does not itch much. It usually lasts a day or so then goes away.
Dr. Mark Patterson
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