Suggest treatment for redness on cheeks and yellow spots on leg along with rash

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Posted on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Hi yes my daughter has been sick with flu like symptoms. Both of them actually then their cheeks got real red and then they started to get a rash all over their body. My eldest daughter is now still really tired and has yellow spots on her leg along with rash while my other daughter is getting better. Should I be concerned? What is this?
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Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert 1 hour later
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Viral illness

Detailed Answer:
I do not think either of your children are in any danger. You are describing an upper respiratory infection followed by a rash. This more than likely is something called fifth's disease. It is common and they will recover without any problems. I would recommend having them use an Aveeno bath to help with dry itching skin from the rash. They can also use Benadryl to help the itching too. This will last a few days and then disappear.

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