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I have a fever, feeling fatigue, loss of appetite, and have a itchy rash growing all over body and face except for legs. Not chicken pox because no bl?

I have a fever, feeling fatigue, loss of appetite, and have a itchy rash growing all over body and face except for legs. Not chicken pox because no bl?

Evaluation is needed: You need to see your physician. You may need a dermatologist to diagnose this rash as it may be the best clue to everything that is happening. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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


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My son has a red rash over his whole back he says its very itchy but no symptoms. He has had chicken pox. Kind regards danelle?

My son has a red rash over his whole back he says its very itchy but no symptoms. He has had chicken pox. Kind regards danelle?

Rash Possibility: Is the rash raised or flat? Scaley or smooth? Does it feel like sandpaper? Again, a red, itchy rash is usually allergic or inflammatory, but hard to know without more description or a picture. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have an itchy skin rash and swollen neck after chicken pox?

Is it normal to have an itchy skin rash and swollen neck after chicken pox?

Yes: When you have chicken pox, you will have three types of rash: you will have red bumps, little bubbles called vessicles filled with clear or slightly yellow fluid, and scabs. The rash itches terribly, and can be soothed with oatmeal baths, topical lotions, tylenol (acetaminophen) and benadryl. Swollen lumps in the neck and other places are called "lymph nodes, " and are a sign that the immune system is working. ...Read more

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Red speckled rash only on arms and legs. Not itchy or painful. Looks exactly like chicken pox, however, I've already had pox as a child.

Red speckled rash only on arms and legs. Not itchy or painful. Looks exactly like chicken pox, however, I've already had pox as a child.

Rash: Best to have it looked at or send a picture. There are other viruses that cause a similar rash to chicken pox. Usually chickenpox starts on the trunk. It may have been something you came in contact with? All the best. ...Read more

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My son has a rash went to er. It's a virus,no fever of other symptoms. Could it be chicken pox, been vaxed. Tips on making him comfortable? it's itchy

My son has a rash went to er. It's a virus,no fever of other symptoms. Could it be chicken pox, been vaxed. Tips on making him comfortable? it's itchy

Treatments: Itchy rashes often respond to antihistamines like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) claritin, or zytec.Soothing baths with Oatmeal (including products like Aveeno) can also help.Avoid getting hot, or sweaty as that will aggravate itching. It is possible to get chicken pox (viral infection) despite the vaccine.See http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chickenpox/basics/definition/con-20019025 for chicken pox info ...Read more

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Husband has itchy rash(blister)looking on hands, feet, face&and some on torso.One day fever only, already had chickenpox.?

Chickenpox: A "blistering" rash in that many areas in an adult is most likely to be chickenpox. The leans will be the size of a kitchen match on a pale pink base surmounted by clear blister with an indentation (umbilication) at the top. The blisters turn cloudy and then collapse into scabbed lesions. A past history of chickenpox is not always accurate. I recommend a dr. Confirm the diagnosis promptly ...Read more

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What to do if I have chicken pox, a really bad case actually. I was wondering, how long do they stay itchy for?

What to do if I have chicken pox, a really bad case actually. I was wondering, how long do they stay itchy for?

2 weeks: Two weeks would be typical. Watch out late in the course of this illness for a pox with an overlying area of redness that is expanding, hot and tender to touch with fever. This can signal a secondary infection, one of the dangerous complications of chickenpox. ...Read more

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Hi fevr, sore throat,cough,8 itchy rash w heads.Spread 2 n hand 4 on ankles.Week later all crusted but last 1 itchypain 3mm fluid filled bubble! pox?

Unlikely chickenpox: A rash with fluid filled blisters is suggestive of chickenpox, but the distribution is atypical. Chickenpox usually starts with lesions on the abdomen and then spreads up and out and includes the entire body. Lesions that are limited to hands and ankles along with a sore mouth or throat are more consistent with a Coxsackie virus, often called hand foot mouth virus. An exam would confirm. ...Read more

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What can be done to relieve the itchy symptoms of chicken pox in a baby?

What can be done to relieve the itchy symptoms of chicken pox in a baby?

Anti-histamines: ... Such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and others may alleviate symptoms. Topical antihistamines also work great. I personally would be leery of corticosteroids as this may make the overall illness worse; also, a paste with corn-starch may also be beneficial. ...Read more

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Itchy red dumps all over the body.they r like chicken pox. It spread when sweaty conditions.

Need more info: It's hard ton diagnose skin lesions without seeing them & getting more info. Please see your family physician as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Chickenpox (Definition)

Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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