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What causes rashes all over the body when on medication for fever treatment? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 08-Jan-2014
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Doctor:Dr. XXXXXXX here
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hello, doctor
Doctor:Yes, please proceed with your question.
User:My son had fever for the last two days which was most probably viral fever, as he did not have any other symptoms, like cold or sore throat etc
User:We gave him symptomatic treatment for the fever by giving him combiflam and he was ok but then, yesterday, he developed rashes all over his body.
User:He had a similar episode a few months ago also, but that time the rashes were mild and they went away by giving him Allegra 180 mg twicw a day for ten days.
User:He has a history of sensitive skin and rashes happen when he gets hot, or in sun etc
User:So yesterday, I have given him Allegra again same dose and the rashes have come down. but I wish him to have a complete check up by a pecialist so that he can be diagnosed correctly..
Doctor:Yes, that is the right decision here/
Doctor:The rashes that you mentioned may be related to allergies, drug induced or viral exanthema.
User:Can u suggest somehone I can see in XXXXXXX west area? His fever is OK now but he has this problem of rashes happening whenever his body is getting hot...
Doctor:Without a clinical check up it is difficult to figure out what is the exact cause of rashes, therefore consult a doctor.
User:Can u suggest a specialist here? Whom do I consult?
Doctor:I practice far away from Mumbai, I do not have any personal reference; but I shall help you by searching the web.
Doctor:May I know your son's age?
User:15years old.
Doctor:Pediatrician are the right specialist for children under 14 years of age.
Doctor:Since your son is 15 years old
Doctor:I suggest you to consult a dermatologist who can evaluate the rashes in the context of fever.
Doctor:At Thanewest, there is one Dr. XXXXXXX A pavaskar who practices at Dr. Pavaskars Skin clinic
User:Ok..are there any dermatologists in your panel of doctors, that I can visit? Or do I go to just any one I fine hospital?
Doctor: XXXXXXX XXXXXXX Building, Ganeshwadi, Panchpakhadi, XXXXXXX West
User:Ahh..ok, Thanks
Doctor:Alternatively you can consult Jupitor Hospital.
Doctor:And find a dermatologist.
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:No, Thank you!
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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