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Child with red spot on top and bottom of eyelid, runny nose and mild fever. Cause for the symptoms?

our 4 year old son presents runny nose similar to having a cold . Now he has red spots developing on top/bottom of eye lids. He had a 100.6 F fever 8 hours ago but motrin seems to have brought temperature back to normal. He seems to have normal energy levels and is not complaining of feeling sick. What is our course of action?
Asked On : Wed, 19 Dec 2012
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Thank you for your query.
I hope there is no reason to worry.If the red lesions are associated with pus points and local pain and swelling then they might be "sty' and should be treated with antibiotic eye ointments. Otherwise the other symptoms are suggestive of viral fever.paracetamol syrup along with nasal decongestants and good hydration should cure him of his ailments.
I hope this answers your query.have a nice day.
Answered: Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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