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Contagious Pustular Dermatitis Virus
Have a 1st time cold sore. Being careful about spreading the virus. A subtle rash started on my hands as well. Are my hands contagious now too?
No but: Cold sore is caused by herpes simplex i virus which has infected most people but only a small number breaks out in cold sores. Thus you will not be infecting anyone who has a good immune system. However it is not usually associated with rash far away from the junction where the skin joins the mucous membrane. Thus either you have something else or the rash and sores are unrelated. ...Read more
Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more
How long is the coxsackie virus/hand, foot, mouth contagious 4? Is just when they r running a high temp or until the rash disappears?
Diseases (virus, parasites, etc) you can catch from using a communal shower & sink if you have dermatitis (leg skin with minor rash) and use sandals?
Variable: Dermatitis is a broad term meaning "inflammation of the skin" there are some conditions mostly microbial(virus/bacteria) that are spread by direct contact. There are some spread by other means like chicken pox which is caught by spread of "fomites" or sputum like the common cold. In general barrier protection and careful hygiene are optimal in reducing the spread of many but not all dermatitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, any physical: Or airborne droplet contact may transmit viruses. Note this has been happening since the day you were born so most viral transmissions do not cause harm. Use common sense cleanliness - avoid direct skin contact on public toilet seats (or wipe with bleach towelette), wash hands thoroughly with soap and water, leave the place clean for the next user. At home use diluted bleach. ...Read more
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Depends on cause: Eczema or dermatitis are general terms we use to describe a group of inflammed skin conditions that causes chronic, itchy rashes. Types of eczema include: allergic, contact, irritant, nummular eczema, and many others. For the most part, these are not contagious but rather may involve a person's overactive immune system in the presence of certain conditions, materials or allergens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on your view: If one views contagiousness as coming from an infected person, then the virus has to first reproduce inside that person, which takes days or many hours. If a person includes in his view transmission by a third person, then a virus can be contagious right away (such as a person touching infected and non-infected persons, without doing hand-washing in between, thus spreading the virus in no time). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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