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Is A Viral Infection Rash Contagious
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
The backs of my hands have started itching severely. No rash, until I scratch. This happened once before after an ugly viral infection.
7 year old boy has an approx 1 CM x 1 CM white raised bumps. Is this a rash or viral infection? No c/o of pain or itching.
I have a rash on my face. My question is that I'm trying to find out if it is a bacterial fungal or viral infection so I would know how to treat it.?
Rash: You would need to have a skin culture or see a physician to tell the source of this rash
After a viral infection, I always get a rash in the same locations on my body. Upper abs, neck, groin. It is not very itchy, very red, goes away.
A curiosity...: ...but it sounds like your particular skin eruption is transient and can be relied upon to self-resolve. Suggest you take a picture next time and show your family doctor for piece of mind. Situational rashes as described can be seen in many settings and with variable clinical significance.
Is it usual to get a purple rash, under the skin of the face when having a viral infection in the throat? He does not seem unwell ethier.
Not sure: The patient certainly needs to be seen by a pediatrician.
My daughter has had a viral infection going on 2 weeks we gave her ibprofene and now she has a rash all over her face, arms, legs and now her back.
Is it usual to get a purple/red rash under the skin of the face when having a viral infection in the throat? He doesn't seem unwell or have a cough.
Viral exanthem: There are viruses and bacterial infections which can cause rashes on the face or body. See you pediatrician and they will sort this out for you. Good luck and feel better.
My 3 yrs old son has a rash around his mouth mainly, on the cheeks, forehead, behind the ears and the neck. No fever, no recent viral infection.
Parvovirus B19: You may be describing erythema infectiosum caused by infection with parvovirus b19. He will probably develop a lacy rash on arms or trunk within a few days. It is also called slapped face fever. The overwhelming majority of these infections are benign and self-limited and require no treatment.
Red itchy and weeping rash on arms tummy back and neck following a viral infection and strep throat in january?
Can augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) cause a non-allergenic rash if pt has virus infection due to viral antibodies?
Yes: Yes, but it doesn't depend on a viral infection. Many meds, including antibiotics like Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (amoxicillin/clavulanate) can cause bothersome rashes like contact dermatitis (an allergic reaction) or urticaria (hives). Less frequently & much more serious, it (like other meds) can cause a skin reaction called erythema multiforme and stevens-johnson syndrome requiring immediate medical attention.See 1 more doctor answer
Difficult: These annoying coughs occur when the lining of the throat is renewing itself. They are especially prevalent if you had laryngitis. Use of cough drops and cough syrup can help. Sometimes the use of antihistamines liike chlortrimetron can help. For immediate short acting stopping of the cough, cut a thin slice of fresh ginger, coat it with honey and then chew on it - gives remarkable relief.
Viral illness: If you feel well enough you could go back at any time. Without knowing your symptoms and how badly you feel it is difficult to comment. Do hope you are better soon. Best.
I had my WBC tested on monday at 3.1 when I had a viral infection could this of affected my low WBC?
Yes: It's a common finding with viral infections.
Hi, my whole body has been feeling sore ever since I recovered from viral infection last week. Is it normal?
Most likely yes: Muscle and joint pain is not uncommon with viral infections. Most of the time this resolves over a few weeks but rarely can go on longer. However, if you notice any weakness in an arm or leg, changes in the color of urine, difficulty with speech, swallowing, or breathing, you need to seek medical attention right away. If your symptoms have not improved in the next 1-2 weeks, check with your doctor.
I've just had a viral infection for a few months. My blood counts for years now have had low neutrophils, but all else ok.
I think I hve a viral infection, lot of congestion and a fever of 100.2. The fever started today but the congestion for 4 days. What should I do?
Not enough info: With the information you're giving it is impossible to tell viral from bacterial or even fungal.
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