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My 7 year old had been running a fever the last few days. Now she has a rash on her back and all over? Whatshould I do?
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Dr. Joshua Chesir
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: See your Pediatricia
Many viruses can cause rashes with fever, but if your child looks ill, see your pediatrician who can differentiate a virus from something more serious.

In brief: See your Pediatricia
Many viruses can cause rashes with fever, but if your child looks ill, see your pediatrician who can differentiate a virus from something more serious.
Dr. Joshua Chesir
Dr. Joshua Chesir
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Dr. Ruchi Mehta
Pediatrics
In brief: Likely roseola
Typical roseola rash starts of with fever for a few days, fever subsides and a lace-like rash develops all over the body.
If rash worsens or fever develops again, would have your child's pediatrician take a closer look.

In brief: Likely roseola
Typical roseola rash starts of with fever for a few days, fever subsides and a lace-like rash develops all over the body.
If rash worsens or fever develops again, would have your child's pediatrician take a closer look.
Dr. Ruchi Mehta
Dr. Ruchi Mehta
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Dr. Robert Stuart
Family Medicine
In brief: See your doctor
While some childhood rashes are self-limiting, there is no way to safely make a diagnosis at home.
You probably don't realize how much training your doctor must go through to correctly assess these situations, and occasionally fever and rash can be very serious.

In brief: See your doctor
While some childhood rashes are self-limiting, there is no way to safely make a diagnosis at home.
You probably don't realize how much training your doctor must go through to correctly assess these situations, and occasionally fever and rash can be very serious.
Dr. Robert Stuart
Dr. Robert Stuart
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Bacterial infection?
An elementary school aged child with fever for a few days and than a rash over the whole body may have strep throat, which needs a doctor to prescribe antibiotic treatment.
The doctor will also look for some more rare and more dangerous conditions. Sometimes viruses and mycoplasma can cause similar symptoms. Virus infections usually go away on their own, but mycoplasma needs antibiotic treatment.

In brief: Bacterial infection?
An elementary school aged child with fever for a few days and than a rash over the whole body may have strep throat, which needs a doctor to prescribe antibiotic treatment.
The doctor will also look for some more rare and more dangerous conditions. Sometimes viruses and mycoplasma can cause similar symptoms. Virus infections usually go away on their own, but mycoplasma needs antibiotic treatment.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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