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A 21-year-old male asked:

I have viral fever- last 3 days.now fever etc is less but i have red rash on my arms & legs. skin very dry with intense itching.taking 4-5 ltrs fluids?

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Viral rash: This sounds like a typical viral rash that can accompany viral infections and tends to manifest towards the end of the illness when the fever has started subsiding. Itchiness can accompany a viral rash and you can take simple antihistamines and soothing moisturising lotions for this. Keep up your fluid intake and stop all other medications if your fevers have subsided.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
4-5 LITERS???: You do not need to drown yourself. "Viral fever" is so vague as to be a nearly useless diagnosis. Rash on arms and legs may---- or may not---- be viral. How do you know your fever is viral? You should at least apply a lubricating cream, and probably a cortisone cream. There is no point to excessive water consumption.
Last updated Mar 1, 2019

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