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influenza skin rash

A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bert Bergland
47 years experience Family Medicine
Flu and rash: Rashes are not uncommon accompanying influenza, particularly in children. However, many childhood disease also present with rashes, and one called " ... Read More
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Viral rash: A viral illness may be associated with a rash, but if it is itchy, consider an allergic reaction. Apply a baby lotion with no fragrance to moisturize ... Read More

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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
11 years experience Hospital-based practice
Not flu season: It's not flu season. This could be medication induced. If you were given an antibiotic for the "flu", you could be having a side effect from it.
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
ALLERGIC DERMATITIS : You need to see md for DX and rx. Try steroid cream for the severe itching and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) orally.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Can't say why or : how to treat with available information. This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: No it cannot but a small percentage of people will get a mild flu-like illness after a flu shot.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
See doctor: Was the diagnosis of inluenza confirmed or just suspected? And what herpes testing was done? Herpes is far and away the most common cause of new geni ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Something else?: If the rash improved without treatment only to return a few days after (your dates were not defined), then the problem may be from something other tha ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Multiple causes: If could be related to bites/scabies or may have started from something his skin came in contact with. Have your doctor examine it to make the diagnos ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: and in the case of dry skin, one may see small raised bumps especially at the extremities. These will often be prevented by using a moisturizer with 3 ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
35 years experience Family Medicine
No: Hay fever is more of alleric rhinitis.Pt have sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, but alllergic skin rash present with a rash that pt is allergic to-c ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Rash: Are the rashes around your joints? Please send photos as this can be eczema or other things such as dermatitis, dermatomyositis, etc.
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A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: If it is a viral exanthem it will continue coming out until it fades. It represents a combination of dead virus and antibodies that leak out of capill ... Read More
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