Top
20
Doctor insights on: Contagious Rashes

Share
Dr. John Chiu
2,703 doctors shared insights

Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


2

2
Are herpangina blisters contagious?

Are herpangina blisters contagious?

Herpangina: Usually occurs in children but can occur in anyone. It is a viral infection and it is contagious. Patients usually develop ulcers in the back of the throat, with a resulting sore throat and fever. The infection clears up in 7-10 days. ...Read more

3

3
Is eczema staph infection contagious?

Is eczema staph infection contagious?

Eczema or Staph Infn: Eczema is not contageous, it is an infammatory disorder of the skin. Eczema can become secondarily infected with staphylococcus as it is a skin organism and the eczema represents breaks in our normal protection system of the skin. Staph is very contageous. It can be spread person-person, in foods and grom fomite (inanimage object) to human. Good handwashing prevents spread. ...Read more

4

4
Is impetigo contagious?

Is impetigo contagious?

Yes: Yes, impetigo is contagious and spreads by direct contact. The bacteria that is causing the infection may spread to others by direct skin to skin spread. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Is herpes zoster contagious airborne?

Is herpes zoster contagious airborne?

Zoster no, c'pox yes: People with their first infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV) (mostly kids w/ chickenpox) are infectious by respiratory secretions -- e.g. coughing on someone who previously never had chickenpox and were not vaccinated against VZV. However, herpes zoster (shingles) dosn't have virus in the respiratory tract -- rarely transmissible except by direct contact with the skin rash. ...Read more

6

6
Eczema herpeticum contagious to adults?

Eczema herpeticum contagious to adults?

Yes it can be: Eczema herpeticform is commonly caused by Hepes Simplex virus type1or2,may also be caused by Coxackie virus A16 or Vaccinia Virus and is contagious by direct contact ...Read more

7

7
Do herpes rashes itch?

Do herpes rashes itch?

They May Itch: Herpes is mostly painful (a sensation felt prior to its outbreak). It is possible that there is also an itching sensation with this transmissible viral infection. See your physician to make sure that you have herpes and that it is not some other comorbid condition. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
Is dengue rashes itchy?

Is dengue rashes itchy?

Itchiness is: Inconsistent with dengue fever. In some cases it may itch. ...Read more

10

10
Can viral rashes be itchy?

Can viral rashes be itchy?

Yes: Yes there can be a mild itchy associated with viral rash and they can be treated with antihistamines. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
Viral pneumonitis contagious?

Viral pneumonitis contagious?

Pneumonia : Can be. Flu can cause viral pneumonitis which is contagious. ...Read more

13

13
Is Pitiriasis roscea contagious?

Is Pitiriasis roscea contagious?

No evidence that is: Pityriasis rosea is a rash usually on the trunk, upper part of the body of red streaky spots often in a Christmas tree type of distribution. Cause is unknown; it is not contagious; usually there are no symptoms, or slight itchy; comes and goes mysteriously, and may last about six weeks. Not serious, and no evidence that it is related to any serious internal disease. ...Read more

14

14
Contagious itchy skin with no rash until scratched?

Contagious itchy skin with no rash until scratched?

Some thoughts...: Without a picture it's very difficult to diagnose a skin condition, and what you're describing can have many different causes. It could be a mild eczema, a fungal infection, a viral exanthem, a reaction to something you've come in contact with (a new perfume, lotion, soap), bug bites... It's a long list. If otc Hydrocortisone or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) isn't helping, make sure to check in with your doc! ...Read more

16

16
Is meningitis rash itchy?

Is meningitis rash itchy?

Usually not: This rash does not tend to be of the itchy variety although any virus, bacteria and/or fungus can cause meningitis and all have different degrees of presentation. ...Read more

17

17
Are rashes during west nile virus itchy?

Are rashes during west nile virus itchy?

For some it is.: In article entitled: ' characteristics of the rash associated with west nile virus fever' - 33% of people with rashes described pruritus. ...Read more

19

19
Is herpes meningitis contagious?

Is herpes meningitis contagious?

Yes: Patients with herpes meningitis should be under contact precautions, as it can be spread like the flu. ...Read more

20

20
Is jock itch contagious?

Is jock itch contagious?

Yes, it's contagious: Jock itch is a fungal infection and can spread to other parts of the body or to other people. Treatment is usually with over-the-counter anti-fungal creams. Rashes that don't go away easily, or those that keep returning after treatment, should be evaluated by a doctor. People with diabetes get more fungal infections, and have a harder time getting rid of infections. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Cornelia Franz
1,059 doctors shared insights

Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more


Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more