What can cause body rashes in a baby after fever?
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Q. My 2-year-old has rashes in body after giving Paracetamol for fever. Why?

Answered by  
Dr. Hardika Kothari
and medically   reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J 


Professional Bio: Dr. Hardika Kothari is a dedicated Pediatrician specializing in Neonatology, PICU (Pediatric intensive care unit), Pediatric Neurology, Asthma, and Allergy with nine years of clinical experience. She ... 

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This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 02, 2020 and last reviewed on: Sep 22, 2023
Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My 2 years old child got a low grade fever two days ago and I gave him Calpol Paracetamol but 250 mg or 5 ml. I gave him 4 ml and he just took the medication twice and then the fever is gone but I notice a patch of rash itchy that started in his knees and now there are patches of rashes in many parts of his body and it irritates him and it is itchy also. What he eats prior is fish very little, tinola, dalandan and by the way, I am also breastfeeding him until now. Please help.

Answered by  Dr. Hardika Kothari


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Has the fever subsided now? Had the rash appeared when the child had a fever?

Fever with rash can be a viral exanthem that resolves spontaneously and only symptomatic treatment for fever and itching is required. If the rash appeared two days after the fever had subsided then it might not always be a part of viral infection. It can instead be a result of an allergic reaction either to the drug Paracetamol, insect bite, and food allergy. In medical terms, it is called urticaria (itchy rash).

Is there any past history of similar complaints? Is there any family history of atopy or asthma?

You can give tablet Desloratadine 2.5 mg half tablet once a day for five days and Lactocalamine lotion for local application.

I hope this helps.

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