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5 year old child suffering from fever, sore throat, skin rash or arms, legs, face. Contagious condition?

My 5 year old son woke up Monday morning with 100-101 fever .....had it all day. Monday afternoon complained that his throat hurt a bit, but not too bad. Tuesday morning, still sore throat , but no fever. Today (Wednesday), still has a bit of a sore throat, but know has a rash on his arms, hands, legs, butt and face -- nothing on his chest or back. Like a bit like a pimple ....doesn t seem to itch too much. HELP!!! His older sister is getting married in a couple of days and we are worried about him being contagious and not being able to attend the wedding.
Asked On : Sun, 15 Jul 2012
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hello,based on what you have written,i feel your son may have an exanthematous fever--fever with a rash.this can be due to many viral infections like chicken pox,measles,infectious mononucleosis.he may spread infection to others around him.please see a pediatrician can give him acetaminophen for the fever.i hope he gets well soon and attends his sisters wedding. dr praveen.
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