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Flu, cough with red big spotty rash. ALLERGY?

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Hi. My 9 months daughter has been getting a strange red big spotty rash on her body for the past three days.

She has a bad flu and cough, and was given Zetromax antibiotics as well Sinacod and Prospan for her cough.

We thought it might be from the medication, but today we did not give her anything yet, but she still got the strange rash again. attached pics shows some of it. She has much more around her stomach area and back as well as on her legs.

Any Idea what it could be or what are possible causes for this rash?

Category: Pediatrician

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Category: ICU/ Critical Care Specialist
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I can understand your situation. Based on the description and the clinical photographs, rash appears to be allergic. There is clear erythema and wheals are also visible.
Allergy could be to multiple things- It could be to drugs, the underlying infectious agent or something unrelated. Stopping Azithromycin is definitely the first step. You could consider using an antihistaminic such as chlorpheniramine, fexofenadine, levocetirizine, etc if the rash increases or persists. You need to give your baby plenty of fluids and ensure only symptomatic therapy with paracetamol for fever control. If the rash increases despite discontinuing the drug, it could be an allergy to the underlying infectious agent or to something else. In that case, you may have to visit the nearest hospital to get a few tests done. You may also need to take your baby to the nearest pediatric emergency if the rash increases rapidly or any new symptoms suggestive of respiratory or hemodynamic compromise appear.
Hope this was helpful,
Please feel free to discuss further
Dr. Saptharishi L G

Dr. Saptharishi L G
Category: ICU/ Critical Care Specialist
Senior Residency: DM,  Pediatric Critical Care, PGIMER

Residency: MD, Pediatrics, Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, 2013

Internship: JIPMER, 2009

Medical School: MBBS, Jawaharlal Institute of Post-graduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, 2008
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