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My daughter has a rash, the runs, and will not eat. What should I do?

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In brief: See your doctor.

Keep her drinking (rehydration solutions available at pharmacies are best) while waiting for the doctor to call back.

In brief: See your doctor.

Keep her drinking (rehydration solutions available at pharmacies are best) while waiting for the doctor to call back.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. MANNAN RAZZAK
The most important thing is hydration even if its a teaspoon every 5-10 minutes. Call you doctor.
Dr. Susumu Inoue
The answer depends on the age of your daughter. The rash you describe, is it due to irritation from frequent stools? In that case it would be important to keep perianal area clean by frequently changing diapers and apply any cream such as Desitin. As others mentioned, it would be important to keep her well hydrated. You may be able to tell how she is hydrated by frequency of urination. If loss of appetite is temporary due to "stomach-flu", then one needs not to worry too much. However if loss of appetite is chronic and if she is losing weight, this is concerning and needs a visit to a pediatrician.
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics

In brief: Viral illness

Likely it is a viral gastroenteritis (viral GI bug) which is causing diarrhea and viral exanthem. Please focus on hydration and see your physician.

In brief: Viral illness

Likely it is a viral gastroenteritis (viral GI bug) which is causing diarrhea and viral exanthem. Please focus on hydration and see your physician.
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics

In brief: Viral infection

To start plenty of liquids and if she looks sick call your doctor.

In brief: Viral infection

To start plenty of liquids and if she looks sick call your doctor.
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