Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Sibongile | 2010/05/15

Q.

3 year old son has inflammed glands and rash all over body

He has no temparature and the doctor suspects cossyx or somethong like that( I dont know the spelling)

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

There are several possible illnesses that can cause a rash with swollen glands in children. The most common illness is glandular fever which is also known as infectious mononucleosis. The correct blood tests for this illness must be done in order to make the diagnosis.Anorther possible cause is a coxsackie virus infection.There is no effective treatment for either of these illnesses but your little son's immune system will overcome and heal both.

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