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How long does diffuse rash associated with sunburn last

A 83-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
She needs to be seen: By a dermatologist. In addition to psoriasis , the generalized rash could be due to many causes- underlying medical condition, allergic reaction to me... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Days: The rash develops after the initial symptoms. These symptoms can last for 7-10 days and can include -malaise -fever -headache -rhinorrhea -cough.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Intertrigo: Intertrigo (intertriginous dermatitis) is an inflammatory condition of skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 41 years experience
What Age: The age of the patient makes a big difference. With the information given and the fact that fever is involved i would visit with your doctor now.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 9 years experience
Diffuse: A diffuse rash is one that covers a significant portion of body surface area (i.e. Not a small bump or pimple).
A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Photosensitivity: It sounds like you're describing a photosensitivity, which could be more than a simple sunburn. If you were on medication when u were 'over exposed' t... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 50 years experience
Allergic reaction?: could be allergic reaction to medicine, food, or result from viral infection. see dermatologist to find out why if it's a real concern.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Photosensitivity.: You may be experiencing photosensitivity to sunlight. Another possibility is that something you are applying to the skin, followed by exposure to sunl... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Need more history: in that the above information is insufficient to make a specific diagnosis. How much sun exposure? Is son fair or olive skin? One joint or multiple... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Burn or allergy: Dry skin can itch and an allergic reaction to a tanning lotion can itch, did you apply any? Moisturize your skin daily to soothe it.

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