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Small child, rashes on each side of rib cage, bruises. History of pneumonia. Suggestions?

my 21 month old son had a rash on each side of his rib cage last night and they were gone this morning but left bruise like spots in their place and now has new red spots in other areas...about a month ago something similar happened and he ended up having pneumonia and we spent 4 nights in the hospital...we went to emerge last night and the doc said it looked like hives??? what should i do??
Asked On : Mon, 1 Oct 2012
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Thank you for your query.

In view of a similar history in the past you have done the right thing by seeking medical help. I would disagree on the issue of hives as they do not leave bruise like spots in the area where they appear. It is advisable to keep the child under observation and re-visit the doctor if any further developments take place.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction. Do revert back if any clarification is required.

Wishing your son all the best.


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