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Suggest remedy for sore throat, fever and vomiting

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Posted on Fri, 4 Dec 2015
Question: My daughter had sour throat, swollen tonsils, fever and was continuously vomiting. Then she also developed skin rashes which are itching. Doctor had prescribed dolopar for fever. Can that cause skin rash? Or it was due to some previous allergic reaction?k
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Answered by Dr. Nishad BN (49 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Scarlet fever or infectious mononucleosis is a possibility.

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thank you for asking HCM.

I have gone through your query. Your daughter's problem can be due to infectious mononucleosis or scarlet fever. In this both cases rash is seen along with sore throat. Dolopar is paracetamol given for fever and pain and it usually doesn't cause rashes. Only rare people are allergic to it. If you have given her paracetamol or acetaminophen for her before then we can rule out that also.

Give her warm fluids like tea with lemon, ginger and honey. Warm chicken soup is also good. Throat lozenges and warm saline or chlorhexidine gargle will be helpful for throat.

If vomiting is more then anti emetic like domperidone will be needed. Taking chewable vitamin C is helpful for fast recovery also. Antihistamines like benadryl or cetrizine can be given for itching. You can also apply calamine lotion locally.

Better to have a blood routine to rule out cause of sore throat. In case of signs of bacterial infection antibiotic therapy will be needed.

Hope this may help you. Let me know if anything not clear.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Nishad BN (59 minutes later)
Vomits are under control and fever is also less frequent but there is a lot of itching due to rashes. The rashes round the neck have white sores. Doctor has given syp alerid, syp refzil p, syp maxtra, syp meftal and syp emeset
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Answered by Dr. Nishad BN (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You can apply histocalamine lotion locally for itching.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome again.

Thank you for your follow up query.

Your doctor has given her antibiotic. So it could be bacterial infection like scarlet fever. It will improve soon. No need to worry in such case. For itching you can apply histocalamine lotion locally. Blood routine should be done if fever persist.

Hope this may help you. Let me know if anything not clear.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Nishad BN (41 minutes later)
Thanks Doctor. The skin is also drying up and is itching a lot. Can some Type of oil be applied on it - almond or coconut?
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Answered by Dr. Nishad BN (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You can apply coconut or almont oil lighly.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome again.

Thank you for your follow up query.

You can apply coconut oil or almond oil lightly. Or you can use liquid paraffin oil. or Histocalamine S lotion can be used which also contain liquid paraffin a moisturizer.

Hope this may help you. Let me know if anything not clear.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest remedy for sore throat, fever and vomiting

Brief Answer: Scarlet fever or infectious mononucleosis is a possibility. Detailed Answer: Hi Thank you for asking HCM. I have gone through your query. Your daughter's problem can be due to infectious mononucleosis or scarlet fever. In this both cases rash is seen along with sore throat. Dolopar is paracetamol given for fever and pain and it usually doesn't cause rashes. Only rare people are allergic to it. If you have given her paracetamol or acetaminophen for her before then we can rule out that also. Give her warm fluids like tea with lemon, ginger and honey. Warm chicken soup is also good. Throat lozenges and warm saline or chlorhexidine gargle will be helpful for throat. If vomiting is more then anti emetic like domperidone will be needed. Taking chewable vitamin C is helpful for fast recovery also. Antihistamines like benadryl or cetrizine can be given for itching. You can also apply calamine lotion locally. Better to have a blood routine to rule out cause of sore throat. In case of signs of bacterial infection antibiotic therapy will be needed. Hope this may help you. Let me know if anything not clear. Thanks.