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Are productive cough and rashes on the cheeks of a child serious concerns?

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Dr. Jnikolla

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Posted on Thu, 24 May 2018 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: Hello My daughter has had a phlegm producing cough for about 4 days now and rash on her cheeks. Her temperature has only been 98.7 or lower. She's a little cranky, but other than that acting very normal. Im wondering what the rash on her checks is from and if this illness is something more serious.
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Answered by Dr. Jnikolla 31 minutes later
Brief Answer:
viral situation

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome in HCM

I can understand your concern

As you explain the history in my opinion this might be mostly a viral situation .Sometimes in children in a viral common cold we can see a rash of the skin.
It might be encountered even in some bacterial ones but it passes soon.
Usually it might last for 3-5 days approximately.

You should be careful in monitoring her situation during this time.To control the fever too and use paracetamol if needed amd a lot of water .

Regards and feel free to ask me again

Dr.Jolanda
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