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Erythmematic vesicular rashes caused by viral infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi,
User :   Hello, my 1 yr old has been running a fever of 103 the last 4 days. our pediatrician told us its just a virus and to let it run its course. today she woke up with red spots on her body, mostly on her trunk but some on her arms, legs and face. about 40 spots total.
Doctor :   the spots are typical of viral fevers
Doctor :   they are erythematic rashes
Doctor :   is there any increase in the fever ?
Doctor :   i mean temperature ?
User :   no, it came on strong right from the begining. it first started around 102 and the next day was 103 and stayed there for 3 days. today its around 101 and now the spost showed up
User :   *spots*
Doctor :   Are the spots raised ?
User :   yes , slightly. she has one right under her eye and it makes her look like she has a black eye
Doctor :   ok are any of the lesion filled with any fluid , pus or blood ?
User :   no, they look exactly like an insect bite, red and slightly raised.
Doctor :   ok, then m sure they are erytematic rashes typical for a viral fever
User :   ok, so what should we do for treatment and what are some signs of a problem we should look for?
Doctor :   apply calamine lotions over the lesions
Doctor :   and continue tylenol / paracetamol ,if on
User :   ok, so how long does this usaully take until it clears?
Doctor :   three days to a week
Doctor :   they will start coming down once the fever comes to normal
User :   ok well thank you DR. for your time.
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   kindly provide your feedback
User :   will do, thanks again!
Doctor :   Bye for now
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