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Forum Name: Pediatric Topics
Question: 2 y/o cough then rash on back
|tami31 - Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:12 pm||
I am the mom, 31 yrs. My daughter is 2 (female). She has been couging @ night & now I noticed that she has a rash on her back. Not so much visible, but by touch. She has not been to the doc. yet. What's your thought?
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:59 pm||
How long has this all been going on? Has she had fevers? Is she getting better?
Quite commonly, viruses that can cause an upper respiratory infection and thus coughing can also cause skin rashes. They usually go away in a few days.
The sandpaper rash that can be felt better than seen sometimes goes along with a strep. infection. While she's a little young for the classic strep throat, she can get a strep infection in other areas. If this is the case, she may need some antibiotics. (This is much less likely.)
If she is not getting any better, or if the rash is not improving I would recommend evaluation by your doctor.
Hope this helps.
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