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What causes skin discoloration during fever?

Hello, my daughter came home from school today with a fever (100.6), chills, and purpleish skin showing with her wrists and hands. She also has a sore throat and mild cough. Apart from the hand/wrist discoloration, it seems like cold or flu. However, I haven t seen skin discoloration before so I wanted to ask someone.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019
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Hi,

For cough and cold she can be prescribed levocetirizine like anti histaminic decongestant medication.

However, bruise could not develop due to that. You can apply topical vitamin K cream over that bruise.

If a bruise doesn't resolve in a week than investigate with PT, APTT estimation, sgpt, CBC for primary workup.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Parth Goswami, General & Family Physician
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