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Doctor insights on: Infectious Eczematoid Dermatitis

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Is dermatitis very contagious?

Is dermatitis very contagious?

Depends on cause: Eczema or dermatitis are general terms we use to describe a group of inflammed skin conditions that causes chronic, itchy rashes. Types of eczema include: allergic, contact, irritant, nummular eczema, and many others. For the most part, these are not contagious but rather may involve a person's overactive immune system in the presence of certain conditions, materials or allergens.

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Dermatitis (Definition)

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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? Georgi

Hi, Is peri oral dermatitis contagious? I have been started on lymecycline, when can I expect to see results of my symptoms disappearing? Georgi

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

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I heard that dermatitis is highly contagious. How contagious is it really?

I heard that dermatitis is highly contagious. How contagious is it really?

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.

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Is there an infectious disease that makes you pass out, muscle atrophy, neck or back pain and dermatitis like rash on upper arms?

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.

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I have herpes, but I don't have a rash. Am I still infectious?

I have herpes, but I don't have a rash. Am I still infectious?

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.

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How long should a rash last if not contagious?

Varies: This question is so open ended. Hours, days, weeks, months, years- depends upon the cause. Lets get a diagnosis!

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Rash on the back of the neck, any concern about being contagious?

Rash on the back of the neck, any concern about being contagious?

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.

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Can rash that needs mupirocin be contagious?

Yes: It is contagious to the touch. Use good hygiene, soap, water, etc.

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Is roseola no longer contagious once the rash has come out?

Is roseola no longer contagious once the rash has come out?

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.

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Is parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome infectious? And can it cause an itchy rash on scalp?

Is parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome infectious? And can it cause an itchy rash on scalp?

Parinaud's: 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.

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Pityriasis rosea rash. Is it contagious to newborn babies?

Pityriasis rosea rash. Is it contagious to newborn babies?

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.

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Is herpes rash contagious? Specifically what kind of skin to skin contact will spread herpes?

Is herpes rash contagious? Specifically what kind of skin to skin contact will spread herpes?

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.

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What to do if I have shingles and the rash has already scabbed and fallen off. Am I still contagious?

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.

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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?

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?

See Dr.: Diagnosing rashes over the computer is next to impossible. I would see a dr. To get a proper exam and diagnosis/treatment. Measles is unlikely at 37, assuming you were immunized appropriately.

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If rash bumps looks like a zit. Is it contagious?

Rash: It might be but you would have to see your dermatologist to make sure.

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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