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y son has lots of small skin colored bumps all the sudden. Spreading down his arm and legs from his torso, which is covered. There are red blotches as well. Also, he just a day ago went through server diarreah and vomiting... Do you know what this might be?

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Hi, Kayla B,

Hard to say.  A lot of kids with a viral illness, and this is what it sounds like, have a rash, a "viral exanthem". They are pretty kid specific and usually go away with the virus.  If in doubt or if he gets sicker, see your doctor.

Good luck, Dr. Olson

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