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Kid having cold, fever, congestion, runny nose. Given acetaminophen, ibuprofen. Rash on chest, belly. Concerned?

My six year old daughter has a cold with fever, congestion, and a runny nose. We have been alternating acetaminophen and ibuprofen and that keeps the fever down. The rash appeared today on her chest and belly. She has been sick for five days now. Her seven year old sister has had the same cold. This is day six for her and she seems to be getting over it. I'm concerned about the rash on my Six year old.
Asked On : Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Your daughter seems having an viral illness with cold.

Rash may be due to the viral illness or some times it may be related to drug.

Ibuprofen is known to cause the skin rash. So you can stop it.

For fever you can continue acetaminophen in prescribed dose and if there is a high grade fever to tepid sponging with lukewarm water.

If the rash is itchy apply a calamine containing lotion over the skin.

Physical examination by the doctor is important to see the nature of rash and to look for any infection.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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