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18 month old kid having an allergy attack - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   My son has red splotches on his skin that are like welps, they look like a red ring (not a perfect circle) that is skin color in side and out around the ring like! Can you help me determine what this is and if I should take him to the hospital! I have given him benedryll and he has not yet changed actually gotton worse!
Doctor :   can i know whats the age
User :   18months and he has fever
User :   fever in these splotches too
Doctor :   please tell me the duration of the fever?
Doctor :   How long has it been since your child has fever?
User :   I would say 101 my thermoter is broken
Doctor :   How long has he had fever?
Doctor :   And please tell me where these splotches are located on the body?
User :   just noticed it. about 30 mins ago
User :   stomach back legs arms
Doctor :   Does your kid have any fits/ seizures?
User :   no
User :   this just started yesterday.
Doctor :   You are confusing me about the duration
Doctor :   You said it was since the last 30 minutes
Doctor :   now you are saying that it is since yesterday
User :   yes
Doctor :   'Please clarify the duration of illness
User :   with the splotches not fever
Doctor :   And also if you had given benadryl yesterday
User :   they came and went yesterday and are back now
User :   I did give benadryl yesterday per his pediatricians advise
Doctor :   Has your kid been given anything new (to eat) in the last two days which is like totally new to the kid?
User :   No
Doctor :   Or has he come in contact with something which is like totally new to him?
User :   Possibly but not likely
Doctor :   Did the paediatrician tell you for what reason you should give your child benadryl?
User :   To ease the itching
User :   Yesterday the sploches went away completely and then came back tonight
Doctor :   Was benadryl given for the first time to the kid?
User :   no
Doctor :   Does your kid have any breathing difficulty, the sense,...exertion to take breath or any abnormal breathing patterns....
User :   it's hard to tell if it's because of this because he is also stopped up but to answer your question, yes
Doctor :   In such a case, we would advice that you take your kid immediately to a hospital as it seems to be a case of hypersensitivity and needs urgent medical attention
Doctor :   Please come back to us if you need any other health related query clarified.
Doctor :   Thanks
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