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Dr. Yogindra Vasavada, Pediatrician
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Experience:  M.D.(ped) passed at first attempt, in practice continuously for last 37 years. Certi. in Comp
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My daughter has been fighting off a red splotchy rash

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My daughter has been fighting off a red splotchy rash for three weeks. It comes and goes in various areas at random times. She had been doing better and we went to the beach last week. When we were heading home yesterday morning a lymph node on the base of her neck was and still is swollen and the rash appeared again for a while. Today she has developed a fever which is currently 104.4. Drs have told us to just monitor its something viral but my worry is going to much scarier thoughts. Any idea what this is.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Yogindra Vasavada replied 1 year ago.
Hello, A viral rash usually is having first a fever then rash, not other way round. So she has an allergy with added virus or other infection super-added. A blood test is advisable to test for eosinophils count, CRP test to check for bacterial nature of fever.
Expert:  Dr. Yogindra Vasavada replied 1 year ago.
Bacterial origin more likely if she has painful, tender to touch neck node. Please get a throat strep swab test as well.
Expert:  Dr. Yogindra Vasavada replied 1 year ago.
Meanwhile please continue cetrizine, tylenol every 4-5 hours or motrin every 8 hours.