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Rash all over body, swelling in nose, eyes area. Due to virus or allergic reaction?

My daughter woke up yesterday with a rash all over her body and swelling in the area of her nose and eyes. Hospital told us its viral and that is her body s reaction to it. Today she has increased swelling in those areas, rash is still present. Has a runny nose - yellowish discharge. Itchy/no pain and no fever. I am leaning towards an allergic reaction but Benadryl has had little to no affect. Can it possibly be a virus or more of an allergic reaction or both?
Asked On : Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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Thanks for sharing your concern.
It is more likely a viral rash though the possibility of an allergic reaction is still there.
Unfortunately there is no certain way to know .
The good news is that both types of rashes are very common in kids & generally last a few days .
Benadryl is likely to work in allergy but not in viral rash. Is the dose right ?
Can easily wait 3-4 days for rashes to improve if she remains otherwise ok.
Hope you find the information useful.
Answered: Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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