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Had fever for 24 hr last Fri. Rash on arms/legs/feet Tuesday. Legs/feet have itchy rash still. Headaches all week bad today. Meningitis?

Had fever for 24 hr last Fri. Rash on arms/legs/feet Tuesday. Legs/feet have itchy rash still. Headaches all week bad today. Meningitis?

Other symptoms.?: The symptoms you have described could be due to many different illnesses. In my experience, patients with meningitis most commonly present with high fever, neck stiffness, severe headaches, nausea and vomiting. There are some serious forms of meningitis associated with rashes. However, they will be associated with equally serious symptoms as listed above. If you are unsure, see your doctor right away ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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Periodic months-long rash on arms and legs, worse with water and exercise, red small bumps, itches and skin peels easily leaving burning red skin,?

Periodic months-long rash on arms and legs, worse with water and exercise, red small bumps, itches and skin peels easily leaving burning red skin,?

Dermatologist: For such a persistent, extensive and uncomfortable eruption it's time to consult a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. This may be a stubborn form of eczema that requires a skilled specialist. ...Read more

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Can adults get fifth disease without face rash? Last week had cold symptoms now for a week I've had red blotchy rash on arms and legs, worse in heat

Can adults get fifth disease without face rash? Last week had cold symptoms now for a week I've had red blotchy rash on arms and legs, worse in heat

Parvovirus B-19: Yes, you can have fifth disease without developing a facial eruption. That does not mean that you have this, but that this presentation is possible. ...Read more

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What causes a blister rash on arms and legs after swimming?

What causes a blister rash on arms and legs after swimming?

Swimming rash: Basic skin sensitivity to treated water results in contact dermatitis, according to mayoclinic. Com. You develop reddened and irritated skin, sometimes with raised red bumps on your skin. Swimmer's itch is another skin condition that causes red and raised bumps or even blisters on your skin. Parasites in infected water cause swimmer's itch. The condition usually resolves itself after about one week. ...Read more

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Have a rash on arms and legs burn and icth what could it be?

Have a rash on arms and legs burn and icth what could it be?

Possibilities: Include eczema, allergic/contact dermatitis, viral/bacterial infection, food/meds allergy etc. But then only ur pcp or dermatologist can accurately diagnose it. Take care! Http://www. Healthline. Com/health/rashes. ...Read more

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Dr. Says I have papular eczema. I have the rash with bumps and intense itch. The strange thing is that I have it in my arm and legs. Not my torso.?

Dr. Says I have papular eczema. I have the rash with bumps and intense itch. The strange thing is that I have it in my arm and legs. Not my torso.?

Eczema: Nobody presents exactly as the textbook says. Medicine is more detective work than not, so I would follow the recommendations of the doctor. Add an oral antihistamine if this was not recommended in addition to the topical therapy. ...Read more

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I been taking SMZ - 800 mg for 9 days for a uti. I started to have a rash on arms & legs. Is it bc on the antibotic im takin?

I been taking SMZ - 800 mg for 9 days for a uti. I started to have a rash on arms & legs. Is it bc on the antibotic im takin?

Drug rash: It's certainly possible - as SMZ is a sulfa medication - and about 10% of people have side effects from this class of meds. Usually a drug rash will be most prominent on the chest/trunk, rather than the limbs- but of course rashes can be variable. 9 days seems like a lot to take for a urinary infection - I would DEFINITELY talk to the doc that prescribed the medication. Do it today, before worsens ...Read more

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Flat red rash on arms legs, face and neck. It is splotchie and does not itch. No medication changes. I have Crohn's disease.

Flat red rash on arms legs, face and neck. It is splotchie and does not itch. No medication changes. I have Crohn's disease.

Rash: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Rash on arms legs chest and back after the flu shot?

Rash on arms legs chest and back after the flu shot?

Allergy: Since its so widespread and there is a temporal (time) relationship between drug and rash onset, this might be allergy to flu shot or one of its components. ...Read more

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Daughter playing at park got a severe rash on arms and legs. But only where sun hit. Stopped at sleeves and not on face or neck. Sun rash? I have pics

Daughter playing at park got a severe rash on arms and legs. But only where sun hit. Stopped at sleeves and not on face or neck. Sun rash? I have pics

Location, location: We are not able to see any lab or pictures you have to upload. That is reserved for the paid concierge site. The fact the rash is in an exposed location can mean the sun had something to do with it, or the sleeves kept her from touching the triggering factor. This could be something like poison ivy, or other contact agent. ...Read more

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I have very bad sore lower back and now I have a rash on arms and legs I never seem to have any energy?

I have very bad sore lower back and now I have a rash on arms and legs I never seem to have any energy?

Get rheumatologist: This may be a condition similar to rheumatoid arthritis, that needs evaluation by a medical joint specialist - rheumatologist. There may be bloodwork needed, and may need prolonged treatment depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Every spring since 05 I breakout in a rash on arms legs ears and chest it go away by fall nut re appear every year what is this. Rash itch and burn.

Every spring since 05 I breakout in a rash on arms legs ears and chest it go away by fall nut re appear every year what is this. Rash itch and burn.

Many possibilities: The reccurrent nature of the rash suggests something related to the seasons. Some possibilities would include an airborne allergy or sun induced eruption such as polymorphous light eruption. Without a proper examination of the rash this is only an educated guess. Your best bet is to visit with your dermatologist when you have the rash. ...Read more

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My 18 mth old dtr has multiple petichae, has severe red blistery rash on arms, trunk, & legs. Cbc nrml, no fever, any suggestion?

My 18 mth old dtr has multiple petichae, has severe red blistery rash on arms, trunk, & legs. Cbc nrml, no fever, any suggestion?

Watchful waiting: Ignore the rash and judge how the child looks otherwise. Is the child tolerating food, alert and behaving normally? Does the child have pain? Additional tests may cause you to begin chasing your tail (or chasing numbers) and hopefully this is a viral illness that will pass without much intervention. However, if your child does appear ill beyond the rash you should seek additional medical attn. ...Read more

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Son has white spots on hands and fingers for about month. Now itchy rash on arms legs?

Son has white spots on hands and fingers for about month. Now itchy rash on arms legs?

Itchy White Spots: This sounds like something known as dyshidrotic eczema, but without a picture or more description of the rash, it's hard to know. Would check with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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6 year old finished 10 days of amoxicillin 24 hours ago. Now has red non-raised rash on arms and legs, bothering her much. Is she allergic?

6 year old finished 10 days of amoxicillin 24 hours ago. Now has red non-raised rash on arms and legs, bothering her much. Is she allergic?

Mgt: Allergic reactions to antibiotics can occur but more details are needed. Is the rash blotchy? Does it fade? I would recommend being seen by your PCP. If there are any other symptoms such as respiratory or GI problems, please see the ED. ...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


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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