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My little boy is sick, wondering about the rash-type thing that's developing

My little boy started with a stomach virus on Saturday, throwing up, fever, tired. He hasn't eaten anything since then but he is drinking juice and milk, so I'm not really concerned there. He doesn't seem to have a fever now, but his whole body is kind of red and he has, well, goosebumps, for lack of a better word. He said he's itchy all over. I just gave him a warm bath, and didn't use anything new. Any idea about this break out? I know sometimes a virus will do this, hopefully that's all it is.


Asked by foxy420_1 at 3:48 PM on Jan. 10, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • My son gets this also - I give him benadryl ( Ped. recommended) its how his body fights a virus - the Doctors call it a "viral rash" we soak him in aveeno oatmeal baths and just cover him in lotion - the benadryl helps bedtime

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 3:49 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • Has he had a sore throat? Check his tongue and see if it looks like a strawberry. Symptoms could also POSSIBLY describe scarlet fever if he's had a sore throat.

    Agree with Space Toast. Call the doc!

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:56 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • Sounds like a virus. they usually end in weird rashes.

    Answer by mompam at 3:49 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • I was thinking the same guys, thanks for reassuring me!

    Comment by foxy420_1 (original poster) at 3:50 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • You should really call his doctor for medical advice. I mean, I can give suggestions, but what if I give you the wrong advice?

    Answer by SpaceToast at 3:54 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • Those symptoms could just be the end of a virus, but I would still take him to the doctor. Those are also symptoms of strep and several other things. Better to be safe than sorry. I think all rashes should be seen by a doctor.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 3:56 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • No there's no sore throat, no more fever, nothing that's really alarming. Just a rash that's bugging him. I highly doubt its anything serious considering the fever has broken. I'm not one of those people that runs to the doctor at the drop of a hat, I think people rely on doctors too much. I just wanted to check around with some other mommies! Thanks guys!

    Comment by foxy420_1 (original poster) at 4:00 PM on Jan. 10, 2011