Our expert says:
Dear BMJ - it could be the early signs of measles, although they usually have a high fever too with measles. The measles rash typically has a red or reddish brown blotchy appearance, and first usually shows up on the forehead, then spreads downward over the face, neck, and body, then down to the feet. The rash appears 2-4 days after the other symtoms. For now I think treat him symptomatically with Ponstel and get some Chloromycetin eye ointment for his eyes. Make a mixture of luke warm water 1 cup with 1/2 teaspoon salt in it and clean his eyes with cotton wool and this salt mixture. If he develops a rash, take him to the doctor.
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