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4 year old with fever, cold, cough and runny nose. Reddish lines in the neck. Rashes?

My four year old son has had cold symptoms since yesterday including runny nose , cough , low grade fever (100.3). He woke up this morning with two vertical reddish lines on the front of his neck (throat) that could be a rash . Is this likely just another symptom of the viral infection he has? Or should I be more concerned?
Asked On : Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi
Thanks for your query,
As per symptoms mentioned,your son is having viral infection and rashes he developed can be a part of this illness and they are self limiting and need symptomatic treatment,
I suggest you to give acetaminophen for fever 6 hourly,
Apply calamine lotion on rashes 2 to 3 times a day.
Give him plenty of fluids and simple diet so as to maintain hydration and nutrition.
He should take adequate rest,

In case symptoms persist get him evaluated by pediatrician.
Wishing your child good health
God bless.
Answered: Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Luchuo Engelbert Bain's  Response
Hi,
its probable that it should be associated with the flu. However, if it becomes more and more painful or fever and worsening of his general health condition sets in, this could be an indication of a bacteria associated infection. If any of these symptoms are noticed, then you consult the physician for appropriate reevaluation and prescription of appropriate antibiotics.
Best regards,
Luchuo, MD.
Answered: Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Polash Sannigrahi's  Response
Hello dear...
The symptoms suggest that your child might be having upper respiratory tract infection.
The rashes may be associated with it.
Management includes:
1. Antihistaminics to provide symptomatic relief
2. Analgesics like paracetamol to take care of the fever
3. Antibiotics can be used if bacterial infection is suspected depending upon culture & sensitivity of throat swab.
So...it will be better to consult a Pediatrician for further management.
Wishing a speedy recovery.
Thanks & take care
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