Seeing that both you and your child experienced similar symptoms this probably started as a viral infection. The symptoms of common viral infections usually pass within 5-7 days, but this may sometimes be prolonged. Many viral infections may cause a skin rash and children are often more prone. If the fever persists without improvement for more than a week or your child's condition deteriorates in any way it warrants further evaluation. Aterax only gives some symptomatic relief if the rash is itchy and you do not have to force it down. Calpol should only be used as directed for fever or pain and is rarely responsible for a skin rash.
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