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Cause of rash in child followed by fever - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. xxx
User :   Hello Dr xxx - I'm xxx thanks for talking with me.
Doctor :   Pleasure
Doctor :   Please go ahead
User :   My 2 year old boy has a non-itchy rash on the right side of his torso and right arm. It started out as red spots, but they have now clumped together and spread. He did have a higher than normal temperature and was generally unwell for 2-3 days before the rash came, making me think it was Roseola, but the rash has been there for over 2 weeks now. The doctor gave him Fucidin cream to try for a week but it has had no effect - the rash continues to spread. Photograph: WWW.WWWW.WW Thank you.
Doctor :   Please give me couple of minutes
User :   ok
Doctor :   Hey I am unauthorised to view the photographs
Doctor :   It says so
User :   I'm uploading it elsewhere now. Will be 1 minute. Sorry
Doctor :   No proble
User :   WWW.WWWW.WW Doctor :   Did he ever had similar reacton in the past?
User :   no
Doctor :   Did the doctor you met was a Pediatrician or Dermatologist?
User :   no - just local doctor
Doctor :   so you mean he was first unwell
Doctor :   and then the rash
User :   yes
Doctor :   Could you recollect in how many days the rash appeared after the fever?
Doctor :   How is his appetite?
User :   1-2
User :   he is fine, eats well
Doctor :   Did he had cold or cough before the rash?
User :   cough
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