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how long does a viral rash last

A 5-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Elisha
Specializes in Internal Medicine
It varies: Depends on the underlying cause of the rash. If it's viral then typically 2-4 weeks.

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A 4-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: The duration of a viral rash can vary from a few hours to a few weeks. Most follow the pattern based on the type of virus.In the years before we had f ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Viral Infections: To answer the question as to how long viral infections last, one has to look at the different types of infections caused by viruses. Viral infections ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Days or weeks: Depending on the virus, it may last a few days to a few weeks, you need to know what type of virus is causing it.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
If indeed: Most viral exanthema go away within a week or two. However if this is confined only to your face, consider a phototoxic or photoallergic reaction to t ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
No way to know.: My standard answer to that question is, "my crystal ball is in the shop." urticarial eruptions can persist for days to weeks after the virus is gone; ... Read More
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A 4-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Rash : You are describing temperature instability and a low temperature may indicate an infection problem as much as a fever. It is impossible to say the ras ... Read More
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A 10-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Viral exanthem: May take 2 to 4 days to resolve. As long as your child is acting himself, eating and drinking should be fine to let run its course. Coxsackie virus ... Read More
A 4-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
ER now: Your child needs to be seen now, good luck
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
47 years experience Pediatrics
Scaly red rash: It is hard to tell what it is without seeing it, after one mos, it is time go for follow up visit with your 1ry care physician, some work up or a re ... Read More

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