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Childhood Rashes With Fever
Viral Exanthum : The level of contagion drops significantly once a child has been fever free without medications for 24 hours. Viral rashes often take much longer to resolve but should not prohibit school or daycare attendance. An exception would be chickenpox, which should be considered contagious until all lesions are scanned and dry. ...Read more
17 yr old daughter has mono and morbilliform rash. amoxicillin ceased Wed. Prednisone and Benadbut spreading body rash & severe itch. No fever. Help?
Rash : Using amoxicillin with mono frequently causes an itchy uncomfortable rash. It lasts a while. The prednisone may not be the answer. I would use Zyrtec (cetirizine) and add Benedryl both if needed. Drink lots of fluids and rest. Bathe too. Mono can last 2-3,weeks and it is miserable. It is a lesson learned about over using antibiotics. Sorry you were the one to experience this. It will get better. ...Read more
Well i'm a toddler teacher, and my room has 3-4 children with yellowish/greenish noses.... ? No fevers contagious?
1yrold had fever then developed chicken pox like rash on arms legs and ears - ind. bumps turned into blisters. 2yrold had fever and vomiting - no rash?
20yo with petechiae rashes, unusual bruising, frequent infections, fevers, sore throats? Ongoing for 2 months? I50.Tinypic.Com/245liyv.Jpg
Seek medical help: You need to see a doctor asap. ...Read more
Can neck pain, general malaise and nausea be only symptoms of bacterial meningitis in adults could vaccinated child pass disease to unvaccinated adult?
Not the only symptom: Bacterial meningitis causes a severe headache and neck ache- not just general malaise and nausea....That sounds more like flu. Viral meningitis can be passed form person to person and bacterial forms that we do not have vaccines for so yes to second part of question- if you have concerns about meningitis that person needs to be seen asap. ...Read more
Spotty rash, circular and red in pigmentation. Presented after fever subsided in a toddler. Non-itchy. No diarrhea, no vomiting. Appetite suppressed.
35 yr old female, 2 to 3 inch patches of german measel type rash over legs and torso and spreading fever 102 4days doctors cannot diagnose.?
2nd opinion: U need 2 b cn & get a definable DX & go from there. ...Read more
Lyme with two bullseye rashes as child. Is Lyme able to come back and cause debilitating symptoms 20-some years later?
No: That is highly unlikely. Look for other causes. ...Read more
YES: Kawasaki disease is predominantly a disease of childhood, but can occur is adults, though rare. There are some reports of HIV as a risk for adult kawasaki disease and some stats will suggest that 1/3 or adults with kawasaki like syndromes are HIV positive, so there is a correlation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Shaking chills and fever can be a sign of a bacterial infection. Often time pneumonia will start first with a viral illness such as a cold but if bacteria grows in the lungsand cause pneumonia, shaking chills, fever, worsening symptoms of cough, discolored phlegm begins. At that point a chest xray/medical evaluation and most likely appropriate antibiotic treatment is needed. ...Read more
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