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Child has fever, non-itchy body rash, swollen and red face, appetite loss, runny nose, cough

our 3 year old has second day fever around 38, even fever medicine won t bring it down, as well he has little non itchy rash all over his body and his face is really read and swollen (like after sunburn ). He has loss of appetite and very little runny nose and very little cough. His throat has a rash of little dark spots.... We are taking him to doctor tomorrow but concern if we need to go to emergency or if there is anything we can do over nigh to get it better....
Asked On : Sat, 23 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
Your child seems to have a Viral fever with exanthem.
You can give Tylenol every 6 th hourly depending on the presence of fever in prescribed dosage.
Give tepid sponging with lukewarm water if there is high fever.
Try to give plenty of oral fluids and soft diet.
Monitor his activity and hydration by his urine output.
Consult your Pediatrician for the assessment tomorrow and for specific treatment.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Sat, 23 Feb 2013
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