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They may be two completely unrelated causes. One being the virus/bacteria that made him throw up and have a fever. The other being an allergy or sensitivity to something. Based on my experience with allergies, I'd first cut back on anything that can cause a contact allergy by using no soaps in baths, but you can use baking soda in bath water if you feel the need to clean, not just rinse, the skin. Don't use scents, dyes, or other chemical additives to wash anything that touches the skin, such as clothing, blankets, stuffed animals, couch cushions, carpeting, curtains, etc. Once the contact stuff has been dealt with, if he still has skin rash/runny nose/sneezing/coughing, you can give children's benadryl in the mornings and see how he reacts to that.