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Is Viral Rash Contagious
Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more
Took my toddler to the pediatrician & she has a viral rash today (after 3 days of high fever) is she no longer contagious now that fever is gone?
There are many...: Viruses are one of the most common reasons for rashes. Some of these viruses and the diseases they cause include: measles, rubeola, parvovirus, chickenpox, and shingles to name just a few. Many of the mentioned viruses have a somewhat characteristic rash, but many viruses are quite variable in what the rash will look like, if it is present at all. ...Read more
Difficult to answer: There are many different viruses that can cause bronchitis, all with different incubation periods and different time frames for viral shedding. But, if you have active symptoms like fever, nasal congestion, sore throat, etc., you are likely contagious. The associated cough can last longer than the viral infection so if all the other symptoms are gone, you are possibly no longer contagious. ...Read more
My daughter is 31 months and has vomited for two days(couple times each) seems fine otherwise. Could this be viral? If so how long is she contagious
Vomiting otherwiseOK: She most likely has viral infection, and she may be contagious for about 72 hours. ...Read more
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