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2 year old. Reoccurring fever, yellow mucous, cough. Treated with humidifier. Red bump on thigh. Reason?

My son has had a cold (sinus congestion, yellow mucus/runny nose, cough) for 1.5 weeks. Was getting well but he developed a sudden fever two nights ago. 38.9C. Treated with cool mist humidifier , and alternating children s Tylenol and ibuprofen . Fever broke last night. Lots of sweating and chills overnight. This morning my husband discovered small raised red bumps on my son s inner thighs during a diaper change. Didn t mention it to me. I saw them just now and am concerned. His temperature is up again around 38.5C as well. He s 2 years old and is up to date on all immunizations including measels and chickenpox . Could this be fever blisters or dermatitis from sweating all night? Son is in good spirits and drinking plenty though not much appetite for food. I ve taken pictures of the rash, diaper on. Please advise.
Asked On : Sun, 30 Dec 2012
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Feb 2013
Your child is having upper respiratory infection and may be viral or bacterial son consult your Pediatrician for the start of antibiotics after the examination and the rash may be due to diaper dermatitis and zinc oxide containing creams can be given after showing your doctor.
Answered: Mon, 31 Dec 2012
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