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contagious rash in adults

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
7-10'days: Most infections are due to viral pathogens and disease is self limited. Try palliative measures such as tylenol (acetaminophen) and fluids. Monitor te ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
El Virus: Most likely a viral infection. If so, should subside in a few weeks at the latest.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Viral,bacteria,fungi: Many skin rashes are caused by infections such as herpes, zoster, staph, and tinea. These rashes are all contagious and need to be treated.
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Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Viral etc.: Viral bacteria and fungal rashes can be contagious.
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Impetigo: Impetigo and scabies are two which came to mind. People with chickenpox are quite contagious although not necessarily through the skin alone.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Its unfair to you for us to try to guess what kind of rash you have over the internet. Your doctor will be able to see it and feel it and give you an ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Haglund
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Most commonly fungal: Infections affect the feet. If there is redness, scaling and itching it is often a fungal infection (tinea pedis). But it could also be scabies if it ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Call doc or ER: You do not say how old your kid is, or if any other symptoms. I am concerned when you say brown vesicles all over. If an google image search of chic ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Requires eval: Can't diagnose with available information. Please consider a virtual health consultation with your doctor or a dermatologist.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Patchy dermatitis ?': Patchy dermatitis with itching may be wither fungal or stress related. Psoriasis can take this form, and may be related to increased stress (job, emo ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Despain
37 years experience Dermatology
Varies: This question is so open ended. Hours, days, weeks, months, years- depends upon the cause. Lets get a diagnosis!
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
16 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Rashes are notoriously difficult to diagnose online. You should see your family practice physician and have him look at it to determine the type of ra ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can examine: Rashes are hard to describe in words. A doctor's exam, in-person or on video like on HealthTap, can help decide what rash bumps on the skin might be. ... Read More

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