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Small child, fluctuating fever, itchiness in inner thighs, bumps in armpits. Treatment options?

My son had a fever yesterday raging from 99.1 to 103.3. I treated the fever with Motrin and he s been fever free for about 18 hours now without meds. He came to me a little while ago in a panic because he became extremely itchy oh his inner thighs. I checked and he had a huge welt running the whole length of both inner thights, up over his knee cap and around his ankles. Then I checked his chest and around his armpits there are little pimple like bumps that aren t quite welts yet. This has never happened before so I m not sure if I should be too concerned. His immunizations are up to date.
Asked On : Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Thanks for your query,
Fever associated with rashes is mostly viral in nature,and takes few days to settle.
I suggest you to give him paracetamol every 6 hourly till fever is above 100F,
apply calamine lotion 2 to 3 times a day,
give some antiallergic like benadryl as per dosage.
Give plenty of fluids.
In case symptoms persist get him evaluated by pediatrician.

Wishing your child good health.
God bless.

Answered: Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician, Cardiology Dr. Pradeep Kumar's  Response
Fever with rashes are common following viral infection. Rashes may also be due to some drug reaction, but in your case there is no history of drug intake beside paracetamol.
Few bacterial infection like scarlet fever can also cause this type of rash.
So I would suggest you to give paracetamol to control the temperature also give him plenty of water. Apply calamine lotion over the rashes and consult your pediatrician for further evaluation and management.
Answered: Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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