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Lacy Skin Rash From Virus
Is there a picture of the skin rash caused by west niles virus? I have 3 round spots that look like cigarette burn and each one has a few extremely small red dots that after 2 weeks have now gotten as big as the original one.
I had a skin rash from plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). I was put on a 21-day taper of prednisone. How long before the prednisone increases my odds of catching viruses?
Unlikely: It will take a very high dose and a much longer course of steroid to impact your immune system. ...Read more
Can coxsackie virus result in an all over body rash that burns, itches and leaves the skin raised.?
Yes: There can be other causes so see your dermatologist for the exact diagnosis. ...Read more
A few days after I got sprayed by an unknown substance on the street, I developed a rash on my skin that looks like molluscum contagiosum. Is it possible for me to contract molluscum contagiosum through a spray? Can the virus travel in spray form?
Diseases (virus, parasites, etc) you can catch from using a communal shower & sink if you have dermatitis (leg skin with minor rash) and use sandals?
I was diagnosed with shingles 3 weeks ago when I visited the doc only after 3 days of burning itchy painful skin but no rash. I was given 7 days of anti virus drugs and the rash did not appear. Doc said I had caught the virus eary enough to halt it howeve
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Hello. My son (20 months) developed a rash from hand, foot, mouth virus. Is there anything I can use to ease the irritation of his skin?
Keep it clean: Healing can progress faster when you keep the areas clean. Sweat will leave behind salt which causes itching and common skin germs can enter and trigger secondary infections. If you clean the areas often with an antibacterial soap and monitor the sites, it should heal well. Consult your doc if you find areas that appear suspicious. ...Read more
5 months old has rash all over dr said looks like allergic reaction to prevacid, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) hasn't done anything. Is rash really a reaction or a virus?
See a dermatologist: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is likely to have adverse effects on the baby such as sedation or excitation. It is an antihistamine. Antihistamines are useful for hives. They are not useful for rashes, even if an allergy. A rash "all over" had best be seen by a dermatologist. There are MANY possible types of rashes. ...Read more
1yr old son has rash all over body, low grade fever, runny nose, not sleeping well/eating was told a virus but the rash getting worse. Why, what cause? Tx?
What antihistamine can I give to my 8months old baby because she has itchy rashes, others say it is rosiola virus.?
Is it true you can have mono flare-ups at any time because the virus is still inside you? I have been feeling very tired with rashes and swollen eyes.
My 17-month old son has hand-foot-mouth virus---how long will it take before the rashes disappear?
1-2 wks: Usually the rash is gone within 14 days. ...Read more
My friend has a skin rash, he said it started out small and just it started to spread. Red areas and is itchy. What kind of rashes could it be?
Yes: And in the case of dry skin, one may see small raised bumps especially at the extremities. These will often be prevented by using a moisturizer with 3 minutes after bathing. A rash can also be induced by scratching as well. Some skin rashes are caused by allergies (often contact, drug etc) while many are not. ...Read more
I have allergy, probably to Ponstan 500. The skin rash is nearly gone after 5 days, but now I start to have really bad rashes. What should I do?
Something else?: If the rash improved without treatment only to return a few days after (your dates were not defined), then the problem may be from something other than the drug implicated. If the rash was treated and returned after the treatment was stopped, then the rash (if due to the drug) may last for 2-3 weeks. ...Read more
Usually not: "Hay fever" refers to the sneezing, itching and nasal congestion of allergic reactions to pollens, most commonly to the weed pollens and molds that are common during the time of year that hay is being harvested. Only in the most exquisitely allergic do these reactions cause rashes. Allergic rashes are very difficult to diagnose; see an allergist or dermatologist for help with this. ...Read more
I am experiencing skin rash (quality: flaking or scaling). The following also describes me: Skin redness or irritation. What should I do? The rashes are joint and turned into white patches. Will the skin ever forn vack? It's at hairline neck face
Hard to tell: Without looking at the rash, and taking a full history of what you have taken or eaten or used on your skin recently, it is hard to tell what it could be. See a doctor for proper work up and diagnosis. ...Read more
In general, parvovirus b19 outbreaks occur in late winter and spring. The time course for the virus:
incubation: 4-14 days (21 days in some cases), infectivity: prior to rash onset
you should talk with your doctor if you are having issues or worsening rash. ...Read more
Rash: About 20% of people who are infected w west nile virus may develop a rash. The rash is variable ; may be maculopapular or macular. An article entitled characteristics of the rash associated with west nile virus fever indicated that 33% of people w a rash had pruritus. Most people dont have sxs w west nile virus. ...Read more
West Nile Virus: About 20% of people who are infected w west nile virus may develop a rash. The rash is variable ; may be maculopapular or macular. Most people dont have sxs w west nile virus. An article entitled characteristics of the rash associated with west nile virus fever indicated that 33% of people w a rash had pruritus. ...Read more
Rash: About 20% of people who are infected w west nile virus may develop a rash. The rash is variable ; may be maculopapular or macular. Most people dont have sxs w west nile virus. An article entitled characteristics of the rash associated with west nile virus fever indicated that 33% of people w a rash had pruritus. ...Read more
Shingles: Usually the rash appears in a matter of days. ...Read more
Not necessary: The rash from Coxsackie virus is typically aymptomatic, and will resolve when the virus has run its course. It is not usually necessary to put anything on the rash. However, some children do seem to find the rash itchy. If this is the case, some topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) usually works well to sooth the itch. If you think your child finds the rash uncomfortable, give him some acetaminophen. ...Read more
West Nile Rash:
About 20% of people who are infected w west nile virus may develop a rash. The rash is variable ; may be maculopapular or macular. Most people dont have sxs w west nile virus.
An article entitled characteristics of the rash associated with west nile virus fever indicated that 33% of people w a rash had pruritus. ...Read more
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