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2 year old, constipation, red dots around hairline, runny nose, cough. Calpol taken. Advise?

Hello my son is 2 years old. 5 days ago he developed a fever of 38.2C which for 3 days after went up and down as I gave him calpol which seemed to help. His temperature is now reasonably normal but he has been constipated for 2 days and has very tiny red dots scattered around his hairline. They're not spots, they're flat with no head, they look like the pigment from a strawberry birth mark he used to have. He also has a runny nose, clear, and a cough which isn't too bad. He's sleepy and just wants to watch TV when he's normally an active wee man. Can someone advise me on what this is and is there anything I can do to help him? Thank-you!
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi dear,
probably he is suffering from viral infection which can cause fever, cough,runny nose and rash. Since fever has settled, probably he is improving. Constipation can occur during illness. Just keep giving fruits and water. He will be less constipated. Tiredness will take few more days than fever to recover. GIve him some more rest and he will improve. Don't worry as he is already improving. Just concentrate on his diet.

Take care
Dr. Balaji CHinnasami MD
Assistant Professor Pediatrics
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Imraan Hussain 's  Response
thanks for your quiry at HCM

for constipation you can use almond oil in milk one tea spoon twice a day, and deworm him,
the ras you described is it also over the trunk, is the child sick looking , has he been vaccinated agaist measles

i will be available for your help
wishing you a speedy recovery
take care
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