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Child having red, splotchy rash over body, heavy around joints with swelling

I have a son who is 4 yrs. old and weighs 38lbs. He work up this morning with red splotchy rash body wide worse around the joints. All of his joints are swollen but not hot to touch
Asked On : Mon, 26 Mar 2012
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I completely understand your concern and I hope I am able to help you for the same.
Your child seems to have developed a viral illness.

Presents with fever, skin rash .
Joint swelling is another manifestation.
Hydrate the child well.
Give adequate bed rest.
Give paracetamol for fever.
See a pediatrician soon for proper diagnosis and treatment.
An orthopaedic consult is sometimes required.

Hope it helps

Dr Geetika paul
Answered: Tue, 19 Nov 2013
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