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What causes outbreak of itchy rashes along with vomiting in a child?

Good evening. My 5-year old daughter came down with the flu last Sunday. It started off with congestion, a sore throat, a dry cough, headaches and a fever. I gave her Tussadryl Cough Linctus and it seemed to be gone by Wednesday. By Friday however, her appetite was gone completely, she started having bad tummy/gas pains and her face and chest broke out in a rash. Once she itches the spots they raise, look red and spread very quickly to other parts of her face and chest. They subside completely after half an hour or so and her skin returns to normal. I used Hydrocortisone Cream for the itching and Little Remedies/Tummies Gas Relief Drops for the gas. What was strange was that she had painful diarrhea and vomiting all of last night/morning but is fine today except for a little cough, congestion and the rash that appears a few times a day. We gave her Enterogermina for the diarrhea. We thought that it was the heat (we live in the Caribbean) that brought on the rash but it happens even in an air conditioned room and at night too. Should we be concerned about these symptoms? We haven t given her Aerius since December since her sinuses have not been acting up. Thank you in advance for your time and advice.
Wed, 18 May 2016
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Hi Dear,

Welcome to HCM.

Understanding your concern.

As per your query your daughter have symptoms of outbreak of itchy rashes along with vomiting which is due to viral infection of body. Sometimes viral infection starts with fever and end up with rashes on body due to poor immunity of body.

You need not to panic at all. I would suggest you to visit paediatrician once and get complete examination of child done. Get blood test done to detect level of infection.

Normally it will take 3- 5 days for viral to get relieved.

Avoid giving your daughter ant kind of heavy and spicy food and give her soft bland and light diet.

Give her full rest and plenty of fluids to rehydrate body.

You should give her Meftal P for fever.


Hope your concern has been resolved.

Get Well Soon.

Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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What causes outbreak of itchy rashes along with vomiting in a child?

Hi Dear, Welcome to HCM. Understanding your concern. As per your query your daughter have symptoms of outbreak of itchy rashes along with vomiting which is due to viral infection of body. Sometimes viral infection starts with fever and end up with rashes on body due to poor immunity of body. You need not to panic at all. I would suggest you to visit paediatrician once and get complete examination of child done. Get blood test done to detect level of infection. Normally it will take 3- 5 days for viral to get relieved. Avoid giving your daughter ant kind of heavy and spicy food and give her soft bland and light diet. Give her full rest and plenty of fluids to rehydrate body. You should give her Meftal P for fever. Hope your concern has been resolved. Get Well Soon. Best Wishes, Dr. Harry Maheshwari