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Does A Fever Usually Accompany Impetigo
Red, sandpapery….: …rash generally on the trunk and sometimes in the creases of arms or legs. It is very fine and feels rough to the touch. May be caused by a strep infection in the throat or elsewhere in the body.. Should always see a doctor ASAP if you have a rash like this. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
STREP INFECTION:: Cold is caused by viruses, accompanied by: runny nose, sore throat, cough, fever, loss of appetite, etc. Strep is rather abrupt onset of sore throat, fever, fowl breath, etc. Both are contagious, so you may hear the history as: there is strep contact at school, or there is virus going on around. In strep, because of inflammation/ infection in throat/tonsils, some cold like symptoms can be felt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See details: Until it is effectively treated or the infection resolves. The time varies. Viral causes usually resolve within 4-5 days. ...Read more
In general, is a low-grade fever usually indicative of a viral infection or a bacterial infection? Or can it easily be either?
It can be either.: Either.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pneumonia: There are no specific symptoms in patients with pneumonia that are present all the time, including fever. Whether you mount a fever or not depends on many variables, but the key to diagnosing pneumonia is the demonstration that the lung tissues are involved, usually by imaging studies, although a good clinician can demonstrate this by exam at the bedside. ...Read more
Probably not: Good to know facts about this infectious disease. So many rumors fly around the "kissing disease". It is known to be spread by saliva. There is a definitive test -monospot test - to DX it. A dr does an exam, if concerned they run the test. Don't diagnose yourself. Here's some good info - if you're still unsure you don't have it - see a doctor. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001617/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is strep throat usually accompanied by a fever? What about bronchitis? And does bronchitis usually resolve on its own?
Yes: Strep throat and bronchitis usually have fever but may not in all circumstances. Sometimes someone my have a low temperature as well. Many times they resolve without antibiotics but there is a risk of a complication including scarlet fever and post streptococcal glomerulonephritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rashes after: or during viral illness are common especially in children. It is important to determine whether the rash preceded or came after the original infection. Usually theses rashes are self limiting and go away as your body fights off the infection. You should check with your primary doc if these symptoms change or worsen in any way, ...Read more
Causes ARF: Strep throat leads to acute rheumatic fever because the body mistakes chemicals in the strep as if they were components of some of our normal tissues, and then reacts against those tissues thinking they are foreign invaders. This will happen with some frequency unless the strep throat is treated appropriately, but this has become increasingly rare in usa since most cases are treated appropriately. ...Read more
No: While painful blisters on the skin are the most common symptoms of a shingles outbreak, there are other symptoms you can use to diagnose the condition. Not all patients suffering from shingles will develop a rash. Pain, flu like symptoms, movement issues, but no rash have been reported and identified as "shingles". The time from symptoms to wellness is variable. 6 to 8 weeks usual. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sandpapery and red: Scarlet fever is strep throat with a rash. The rash normally appears after a fever and appears as a red rash with a sandpapery feel. Some have referred to it as a sunburn on skin with goosebumps. It usually appears on the body and spares the palms and soles of the feet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meningismus: is a sign of meningitis. One has an inability to flex the neck forward due to pain and muscle guarding or a tendency to raise up the head when the legs are lifted while reclining. If the pain is experienced while moving the head to the side or back it is probably not due to meningitis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is viral sinus infection contagious before symptoms show up initially or is it contagious only after symptoms come out?
Both, for the virus.: The virus is contagious just before the symptoms appear, and during the first part of the symptomatic illness. There is no way to predict in an individual person when he will no longer be contagious (many people ask about this, but one can only guess when he will no longer be spewing viruses). However, the sinusitis may not be contagious, meaning not all who catch the virus actually get sinusitis. ...Read more
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