Skin rashes in children under the age of 3 years are mainly caused by viruses, Measles being one of them - but this is not the only virus we think of. There are also other common viruses and that have been circulating highly in the community lately. They are causing a stubborn high-grade fever for days, associated with vomiting and diarrhea, then few days later a diffuse skin rash appears after the fever has resolved. Adenovirus and Enteroviruses have been implicated in causing these symptoms. Luckily, if the child is active, eating and drinking well outside the fever (meaning no signs of dehydration), we do not do much about these viruses as the body can rid itself from them on its own, The main concern is to avoid dehydration.
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