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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.
Eczema?: This may be development of an eczema-like rash. Sometimes, it can be secondary to something you are coming into contact with on the skin. However, it may also be an infection (bacterial or fungal) among other things. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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.
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I had my WBC tested on monday at 3.1 when I had a viral infection could this of affected my low WBC?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I have had 8 viral infections this year that passed quickly. I am concerned I have immune defiency disorder. Blood work in march showed nothing?!
I wouldn't worry: When I was a young doctor I had many of these from seeing young children. After several years my immunity developed and I was fine. This is also common in parents with young children, especially if they are in day care. By being sick you build up your immunity. When I was in the service, with was also common when moving to a foreign country. After a year, the illnesses seemed to temporize a ...Read more
Best to know: Some infections have no symptoms. If you are concerned about a specific exposure, see your doc and get tested. For many infections there are specific symptoms: fever, sweats, chills, weight loss, cough, chest pain, vomiting, diarrhea, urinary discomfort/back pain, discharge, skin lesions w/pus. For these you need to see a doc for treatment. For hiv, hepatitis, hpv specific tests need to be done. ...Read more
Time and rest: You have a upper viral infection causing a wet cough. You body is responding to the infection by producing mucus. Rest and time are still the best medicine. Make sure you don't have a secondary bacterial infection on top of the viral infection. Fevers should be gone and energy level normal. Make sure not allergies. ...Read more
You may use any: Analgesics such as paracetamol or ibuprofen provided you drink plenty of liquids. You can take antihistamines at night to help dry up secretions (like nasal) and cough suppressants to help with cough. You can use nasal sprays for congestion, and most of all you should use garlic to help prevent these viral infections in the future. ...Read more
See below: Depending on the infecting virus patients with viral infections sometimes have a decreased white cell count and platelet count. Sometimes there are an excess of lymphocytes on the WBC differential and sometimes the lymphocytes are atypical. Often the complete blood count is normal. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful response without additional history, physical examination and may be lab tests. If the symptoms have lasted two week, it is time to see your doctor. ...Read more
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