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Infectious Eczematoid Dermatitis
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Hi, Is peri oral dermatitis contagious?
I have been started on lymecycline, when can I expect to see results of my symptoms disappearing?
Depends on cause: Perioral dermatitis means irritation of the skin by the mouth. By itself it is not contagious. However, there are many causes for dermatitis, some of which are infectious in nature. So what is the cause of the dermatitis in your case? Do you have a diagnosis of the cause? While limecycline is an antibiotic, it is also used to treat skin diseases like acne, so that is not enough to answer ur questi ...Read more
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 more
Is there an infectious disease that makes you pass out, muscle atrophy, neck or back pain and dermatitis like rash on upper arms?
Physically see Doc..: 27 y/o Female asks, is there an infectious disease that makes you pass out, muscle atrophy, neck or back pain and dermatitis like rash on upper arms? If one or someone one knows has these symptoms they should go Physically to see the Doctor as these issues might be problematic is not addressed soonest. ...Read more
Sometimes: Women with genital herpes can sometimes be shedding virus without having symptoms. One can talk about medications for prevention at a visit with a primary care doctor. If one's spouse or partner already has herpes and antibodies (blood tests can be checked), then it may be less likely to pass herpes to the spouse or partner. ...Read more
See your doctor: Rashes are notoriously difficult to diagnose online. You should see your family practice physician and have him look at it to determine the type of rash as well as the best treatment. ...Read more
More or less: Since this virus is contagious before the fever or rash occurs great efforts to exclude the kid from contact with others is not very helpful. They can return to day care or school 24-48 hrs after the fever is gone even if some rash persists. Routine efforts to limit exposure to saliva should continue as it would before the illness. ...Read more
I have a rash on every part of my body, except my face. It has been spreading for 2 weeks. It doesn't seem to be contagious, gets more itchy at night?
SCABIES: Any others itchy where you live or work? See a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome, a combination of granulomatous conjunctivitis in one eye, and swollen lymph nodes in front of the ear on the same side. Most cases are caused by cat-scratch disease, altho the bacteria causing tularemia, and herpes simplex and some fungi have been involved.
It should not be confused with the midbrain neurological syndrome also named after parinaud. ...Read more
Have never seen it: Although i probably se a half dozen cases of pr /yr I have never seen it in a newborn in three decades + of practice. I do remember one case in a toddler about 18 mo, but none younger. ...Read more
Herpes: It is still contagious even after the lesions have healed and they don't look like they are there, although when there are vesicles with fluid in them it is more contagious any kind of skin to skin contact can spread herpes. Asymptomatic people infected with hsv1 or hsv2 can still transmit the virus. The virus replicates on mucocutaneous surfaces and infects sensory nerve terminals and nucl. ...Read more
What to do if I have shingles and the rash has already scabbed and fallen off. Am I still contagious?
Not likely: This lesions being dry and essentially gone are beyond the contagion stage. ...Read more
I got a circular rash with tiny bumps on my forearm about an inch in diameter. What could it be? I'm afraid it may be contagious.
I have a rash of dots all over my body not itchy my friend has a contagious rash no answer as to what it is do u think it's measles I have 2 lumps?
Probably not.: Most rashes in toddlers in the diaper/genital area are secondary to the warm moist environment. It could be a yeast infection or a contact dermatitis. It is less likely to be a bacterial infection, which could be contagious. You should have it seen by his doctor to be sure ...Read more
Some thoughts...: Without a picture it's very difficult to diagnose a skin condition, and what you're describing can have many 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
My niece has got the CMV virus. She had a rash since monday 20 Nov. When did she become contagious?
Hey my boyfriend has a rash on his arms, and I don't want to catch it. How can you tell if it's contagious?
It isn't : Rashes usually involve an allergy and allergies are not contagious. ...Read more
Can i still take acyclovir 200 mg 1 wk after 1st chickenpox rash appeared. Doc says taking acyclovir at this stage will make me less infectious.
Medrol (methylprednisolone) may have made rash worse. Infectious? On anterior & inner thighs, top of feet. Less severe on inner arms & top of hands, not on trunk
Rash: May be viral or bacterial. I suggest you see your family dr. ...Read more
Shingles contagious?: 32 F asks: Is shingles contagious when the rash appears but blisters have not formed yet? ANS: S is due to reactivation of virus from previous episode of chicken pox in you and is not contagious now but was first time. Discuss with your Dr as they know you best and you did not tell us if you have other health problems. Take pictures now and take with you. ...Read more
My daughter has been throwing up for 8 days now. She broke out in a rash that went away and came back worse today. Is she still contagious?
VOMITING-RASH: She should be seen by md for vomiting x 8 days. She can be dehydrated if no adequate fluid intake was given. Rash can be viral but only the md can diagnose it. ...Read more