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Suffering form fever, hot spots, teething. Taking paracetamol. Recommendations?

Hello my son has had a fever of 38.3c averagely for roughly 4nights we have been to the doctors twice and have both said that he will be fine , keep up fluids and give him regular paracetamol is what we have been told, but he also gets really hot spots and comes out in a type of hive in these hot areas, on top of that I think he is also teething,

If you can shed any light on the situation that would be greatly appreciated, I'm just worried that it maybe something more serious ? Hope to hear from you soon.

Cheers Reuben . Auckland . New Zealand.
Asked On : Wed, 1 May 2013
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Hi Reuben,

Thank you for your query.

I am afraid that the age of the child has not been mentioned. It is not unusual for viral fever to continue for a few days and soon a rash to appear. Without examining it will be difficult to say whether the rash that you are describing are hives or viral rash. I suggest that you continue with paracetamol for another day and if there is no improvement then a review of the case shall be in order.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your son an early recovery.


Rajiv K Khandelwal
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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