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Rash on the spine and groin region - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My nine year son developed a rash during the night on his mid to lower spine and groin region.The rash consists of slightly itchy, small, raised, red bumps.The only other symptoms present are the start of a runny nose and sore throat twenty four hours before the rash.Any ideas what this is or if it should be treated ?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr here
User :   hey there
Doctor :   let me read your query
Doctor :   it seems that your son has had a viral infection causing a rhinitis
User :   does it require treatment?
Doctor :   and this might be the reason for the rashes too
Doctor :   yes supportive treatment will be helpful
User :   what do you recommend?
Doctor :   can you mention, your place of residence ?
User :   We live in ,the prairies, specifically .
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   You can give advil for children for the inflammation
User :   ok
Doctor :   and salt water gargling , throat lozenges that will help his sorethroat
Doctor :   also, apply cold packs to his rashes , a topical betamethasone cream to relieve the rashes will help too
User :   sounds good
User :   is it contagious?
Doctor :   Sudafed for kids, can be used in place of tylenol, as this helps the cold symptoms as well
Doctor :   Any viral infection is contagious within the first few days
User :   does this include the rash?
Doctor :   adequate rest, proper hydration and good nutrition helps
Doctor :   yes , this includes the onset of the rash
User :   Well, that about answers all my questions.Thank you for your expertise.Have a wonderful day :)
Doctor :   you are most welcome
Doctor :   take care ,
Doctor :   bye for now
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