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Question: headache, fever followed by 'goosebump' like rash

 jolly - Mon Feb 20, 2006 8:46 pm

Three days ago my six year old daughter complained of headache. Her cheeks looked very flushed and she ran a fever. Her symptoms lasted about 24- 36 hours.

Last night I noticed a light red rash covering her neck, stomach, back, and groin area, but not her arms and legs. It is almost hard to see, but it is visible. The rash feels rough to the touch, like goosebumps. I haven't changed detergents, nor have we eaten anything out of the norm. I am wondering if maybe it has something to do with her not feeling well the other day.

I am somewhat reluctant to make an appointment with her pediatrician since she feels just fine now. Any suggestions on what the rash could be? Thank you very much for your input.
 Dr. R. Perala - Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:16 pm

Hi: I just noticed that your question way back in February had never received a reply. Hope your daughter is feeling better. This was likely just a viral rash (exanthem), but for future reference and for others who may be reading this post, such a rash may be a sign of scarlet fever. A child with a goosebump/sandpapery rash and a fever should see a pediatrician for a strep test. Thanks - Reid Perala, Resident Physician


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