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Sick, rashes on face. Viral gastrenteritis? Should i be worried?

My 5 year old son had a sickness bug yesterday and now has a rash across his face. These are small red pin prick type spots that are not raised from the skin at all and are confined to the facial area only. I have checked to see whether there are any on his torso and whether they stand the glass test - which they do not appear when a glass is pressed against them. Should I be worried? Or is this symptomatic of the viral gastrenteritis?
Asked On : Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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Hi Anna,
Your child seems to be having viral exanthem( skin rash) due to viral infection. The same would subside once the infection clears off. You need not worry. For symptomatic relief you may apply calamine lotion over your child's face.
Hope that helps. Take care
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