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My son has had a low grade fever for 3 days and has gotten a rash on his tummy that is raised little red dots some with a white center. He also started getting two molars as well. We have his 15mo check up on wednesday, wondering if I should take him in sooner.  He has been crabby but I feel that it is teething related. Thoughts?

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Hi, stephanie,

We generally feel as pediatricians that teething doesn't cause a rash like this and that fever above 100.4 is not caused by teething.  Many summer viruses can cause such a picture.  If he is doing well and feeling well, wait until Wednesday.  If he is getting worse, give your doctor a call.

Good luck, Dr. Olson

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