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Suggest remedies for persistent fever and itchy bumps on wrist and legs

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Posted on Mon, 25 Jul 2016
Question: My child has been having low fever (99-102) the past five days, now he has itchy little bumps on his wrist and legs. What should I do?

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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (25 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It could be viral illness or hand foot mouth disease or viral exanthem

Detailed Answer:
Hi...By what you quote it could be viral illness or hand foot mouth disease or viral exanthem. Can you please upload the images of the skin lesions so that I can guide you further.

It could be any viral exanthematous illness. But as you quote them as little bumbs on the elbows and wrists - the possibilities are Hand Foot Mouth disease/ Chicken pox/ any other trivial viral exanthem.

I suggest you to upload photographs of the same on this website, so that I can guide you scientifically.

Hope my answer was helpful for you. I am happy to help any time. Further clarifications and consultations on Health care magic are welcome. If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer. Wish your kid good health.
Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (9 minutes later)
I uploaded pix of his leg area. The bumps look like hives, and they are moderately itchy.
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (5 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Looks like fever induces urticaria - not Hand foot mouth disease

Detailed Answer:
Hi...By the image I see it should be an urticarial or a simple skin allergy. You can use Hydroxyzine at 1-2mg/kg/dose every 6th to 8th hourly for 7-10 days. This is a prescription drug and you will need one for it.

Most important thing to be remembered is that it has a propensity to recur (called as second crop) within 10-14 days. If this happens, you can start using the same medicine but I suggest you get the kid evaluated with your paediatrician.

I wish your kid a speedy recovery. If you need any future medical consultation and suggestions, I will be glad to help. You can approach me at the following link. Once the page opens there will be an option below my image as – ASK ME A QUESTION – click on it. Please find the link below -

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Regards - Dr. Sumanth
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: It could be viral illness or hand foot mouth disease or viral exanthem Detailed Answer: Hi...By what you quote it could be viral illness or hand foot mouth disease or viral exanthem. Can you please upload the images of the skin lesions so that I can guide you further. It could be any viral exanthematous illness. But as you quote them as little bumbs on the elbows and wrists - the possibilities are Hand Foot Mouth disease/ Chicken pox/ any other trivial viral exanthem. I suggest you to upload photographs of the same on this website, so that I can guide you scientifically. Hope my answer was helpful for you. I am happy to help any time. Further clarifications and consultations on Health care magic are welcome. If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer. Wish your kid good health. Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).,